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Color Grading Effect In Photoshop

About this week’s episode:

In this photoshop tutorial Manni will show you how to create a simple colour effect with two plugins. First of we will create a black & white image out of our normal shot and do a few brightens & contrast adjustments. After that we’ll take it into Nik Software and apply a simple colour grade. In our last step we’ll apply a flare effect and do a last highlights pop adjustment! This tutorial requires no advanced photoshop knowledge, but in order to get a good understanding of the techniques, please view the complete video tutorial.

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2 Responses to Color Grading Effect In Photoshop

  1. Heather Tyter May 16, 2014 at 3:51 am #

    The Knoll Light factory costs $199 and the Nik software is not available. Can anything be done with this tut if these 2 items are out of reach?

    • Manniphoto May 19, 2014 at 6:23 am #

      Hi Heather, sorry for the late reply! It will be quite tough if you don’t have these plugins! I would recommend getting these, but there is a way without. It will just be harder and more complex!

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