February 2021 // The Post-Production Edition

full color grade

Finally, I apply color to my shadows and highlights. My go-to choices for this step are color lookup layers, as well as color balance layers. This is where I get more creative and play around with my options between my available LUTs, blending modes, and the layer opacity. After I decide what I want to use, I apply the layer to just the shadows or highlights, respectively. I then modify the levels of each layer to the level of impact I want them to have.

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