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Transform Your Images with Color Grading

with Lindsay Adler

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  •   01 Introduction to Color Grading: Preparing for the Shoot


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About The Class

Turn standard images into timeless photos

Often you'd be quite surprised what a magazine or editorial portrait looks like before Adobe® Photoshop®. No, it's not about changing the skin or body-- it's about the tones and colors. In this class, we will begin by creating some timeless imagery using simple sets and lighting setups. Then, we will crank our creativity up a few notches by exploring color grading in Adobe Photoshop. You'll learn several approaches and tools to create drastically different emotional responses to your portraits using selective color, split toning, plug-ins and more! There are many ways you can transform the look of your images for a drastically different feel. Join Lindsay Adler as she shoots a series of standard but beautiful portraits and then transforms them using Adobe Photoshop.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Color Grading: Preparing for the Shoot

  2. 02

    Shooting for Color Grading: Clean Timeless Beauty

  3. 03

    Shooting for Color Grading: Simple but Dramatic Look

  4. 04

    Shooting for Color Grading: Gold Elegant Look

  5. 05

    Intstructor intro - Toning Intent

  6. 06

    Basic Color and Toning in Lightroom

  7. 07

    Toning with Selective Color Photoshop

  8. 08

    Color Look Up Tables in Photoshop

  9. 09

    Maximizing Color Control with 'Blend If' in Photoshop

  10. 10

    Applying Blend Modes to Adjustment Layers

  11. 11

    Using Curves for Targeted Color Adjustment

  12. 12

    Gradient Maps

  13. 13

    Using a Plug-in: ON1 PhotoRAW

  14. 14

    Putting All Together: Applying Toning and Color Effects


Meet Your Expert

Lindsay Adler

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer, educator, and Canon Explorer of Light. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Noise, Essence, Zink Magazine, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought after speakers internationally, teaching on the industry's largest platforms and most prestigious events.  ... read more

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  • Elizabeth Haen

    Elizabeth Haen

    April 2019

    This is a great class to learn many options for color grading images. Lindsay gives comprehensive options for use in both LIghtroom and Photoshop. She has a style of teaching that is easy to follow and does an excellent job of summarizing each technique after introducing it to help the process sink in fully before she moves on. I love how she goes over everything she does thoroughly in a way that clearly explains each step without assuming everyone knows what she is doing. There is never a time when I thought "wait, what did she just do there?!:". Just really great information that is well taught.

  • David Babcock

    July 2018

    Awesome class - Lindsay is a wonderful teacher. It might be nice to have a list of the equipment used, I had to go back a couple of times to find all of what Lindsay was using. Excellent and well done!!

  • Isabell Schatz

    January 2018

    Awesome! I just love Lindsay's photography and teaching style, this is another great class with her! Very informative and good to understand.

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