Color Lookup Adjustments in Photoshop


Filters and Creative Effects in Photoshop


Lesson Info

Color Lookup Adjustments in Photoshop

I would just want to make you aware of one adjustment in photo shop that can give you similar looks on your images when it comes tio color changes but couldn't be done with just kind of a single choice and that's one that is called a color look up adjustment and it's a relatively new feature and flutter shop I don't remember what version of photos show it was photo shops sisi or if it was photoshopped cs six when it was added but this one particular adjustment can produce all of the effects that you'll see here in a moment here's the original picture just so you know what we started with and here are some end results we could end up with where we just choose a single choice within this particular adjustment that I'll show you in a moment and we can get all of these different varieties of versions of this where you don't have to tweak a bunch of sliders and find tune all sorts of things you just choose equipment to a preset this particular adjustment is mainly designed for people that a...

re doing video and need to get a certain look but we can use it just a swell with still images so to dio a color look up you can go to the image menu choose adjustments and you'll find color look up in color look up we'd simply have three choices for kind of three different categories of settings and then you have precepts for each one and if you just choose from the presets you can see what each one looks like what I find is that there's so many choices under these pop up menus that uh it seems to take some time to randomly kind of click through them so what I've done is I created this special document here where this is just one picture that's been duplicated multiple times if you look at my layers pound, you'll see a whole bunch of duplicates of it here and that color look up is available as an adjustment layer it's right here and so what I did as I duplicated my picture the same number of times as we have choices in those menus and I scaled him down put him side by side like this and then I created an adjustment layer using every single one of those choices and when you do an adjustment layer create one right now color look up there's little icon at the bottom of the area where you specify the settings that looks like a little uh square with the down twenty narrow and that if you turn it on means make this adjustment on ly fact one layer the one below it and by creating a document like this where I simply spent some time to go in and apply each one of the choices that aaron that color look up I can use this as a reference open it up any time I want one of these effects and I could get zoom up on this and see you approximately what kind of look I want so if I want this particular one, then aiken target that particular layer and if I do, then I can see which version is sitting right above it and I could just dragged that version to another file just like a drag the grady in't map adjustment we had on the previous image and get it applied to that other image also if before you end up duplicating the fot the layer multiple times to create this, if you turn it into a smart object first all you need to do is go to the layer menu, go too smart objects and there's a choice called convert to smart object. If you did that before duplicating the image this many times, then if you double click on the thumbnail image double click on the thumb now for any one of those layers don't care which one it will show you the original picture and if you want to see what it would look like on a different picture, you can just open a different picture and I'm just going to copy this close it and if I pasted in here what it's doing is it's replacing the contents of that smart object paste and I might need to scale it down so it, you know, actually fits the space. But if you did this a smart object before you constructed that special document now, if I paced in a different picture, closed this, this loved eight to show me it on that picture and therefore it's much easier to choose what particular setting I want now and already getting to work that way when you need to dio is before you duplicate the picture multiple times. To create this grid, you go to the layer menu. You choose smart objects and you say, convert to smart object, then go ahead, duplicate that layer of many times you need to make a grid like this. Go ahead and put all those adjustments above each one of the layers, and then at any time you can double click on the thumbnail image for any one of those pictures and paste in a new picture. And if you then close that that file, it'll update this, and you can see it with any picture you want, which I find to be overly useful.

Class Description

Photoshop can do more than bring out the best in your photo-realistic images – it can be used to produce wildly imaginative images, as well. Let Ben Willmore show you how it is done in Filters and Creative Effects in Photoshop.

Ben will demonstrate how Photoshop filters can produce an unlimited number of creative effects including: painterly treatments, faux infra red, cross processing, antique treatments, double exposure effects, and more.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2