December 2020 // The How-to Edition

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4. WORK FAST AND CREATE PRESETS

Now that you have learned your way around the basic features and functionality of the Color Grading tool, let’s dive into putting it into practice. A classic look I like to apply for portraits of guys lit by a window is adding blue tones to the shadows and warming the midtones and highlights. (Fig. 11) I know this may shift the suit color—this is not ideal for a client, but it’s a go-to for me. Using this tool is another great way to fix color and more specifically mixed lighting when you have warm background light and cooler daylight.

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