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Color Correcting and Creating a Cinematic Look in Photoshop CC

with Jesús Ramirez

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  •   01 What Is Color Grading

    08:43

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About The Class

Learn Color Theory to Create Cinematic Effects

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

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    What Is Color Grading

    08:43
  2. 02

    How To Make Color Corrections Using Curves

    06:11
  3. 03

    Crash Course On The Curves Adjustment Layer

    05:42
  4. 04

    How To Apply A Summer Blockbuster Color Grade

    04:56
  5. 05

    How To Make A Selective Color Adjustment Layer

    02:28
  6. 06

    How To Apply A Retro 50's Color Grade With The Selective Color Adjustment Layer

    08:46
  7. 07

    Color Grading Techniques

    12:59
  8. 08

    Color Grading Tips

    05:21

Meet Your Expert

Jesús Ramirez

Jesús Ramirez is a digital graphics expert, speaker, and educator specializing in Adobe Photoshop. He is an Adobe Community Professional, and a content creator for the Adobe Creative Cloud Blog. Jesús is best known as the founder of the ... read more

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66% of students recommend this class.
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  • Hstrymkrs

    September 2016

    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.

  • Creativelive Student

    December 2016

    False advertising. You will learn only most basic techniques for image grading - curves, levels, color balance etc. While useful, it's nowhere near "Summer blockbuster" look, nor any advanced Hollywood stuff. Just simple generic tips on how to recreate basic color grading. Also the price. This short class is worth 10-15$ in my opinion, not more. Do not buy with the full price tag.

  • Alissa Rosenberg

    Alissa Rosenberg

    December 2016

    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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