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Color Correcting and Creating a Cinematic Look in Photoshop CC

Jesús Ramirez

Color Correcting and Creating a Cinematic Look in Photoshop CC

Jesús Ramirez

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Class Description

Adding a cinematic color effect creates a whole new look to any image. Join Jesus Ramirez as he explains the color theory of the cinematic look, and talks about the different tools that Adobe® Photoshop® CC has available to replicate this effect. 

You’ll learn:

  • The color theory behind the movie color effect
  • The difference between color correction and color grading
  • Using the Curves Adjustment Layers to create the cinematic color effect
  • Using the Color Match adjustment to apply a cinematic color effect
  • Using the Color Lookup Adjustment Layer to apply cinematic color effects built into Photoshop®

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Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

PTC Color Grade.atn
Cinematic Color Grading - Before.cube

Ratings and Reviews


I watched this class live, and I thought he gave great examples as he explained techniques. I have been wanting to learn how to color grade images, and I am very happy with the three approaches he shared. I feel I have a great handle on this look now. Thanks so much CL for bringing him to teach us.

Alissa Rosenberg

I am only onto lesson 6 but already I have learned so many new things that I really needed to learn about color! Especially how to use the curves layer adjustment with blend modes! Wow!! Such a great investment!

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