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Coming Soon- Cinematic Color Grading for Adobe Lightroom focuses and highlights Justin Lister's Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom workflow in creating his composites, fine art, and editorial portrait style shoots. Justin's workflow with Lightroom color grading enables users to quickly build color grades using LUTS, Presets, and his retouching workflow for his photography.
Every new venture begins with a good foundation, and this is no different. Justin starts this tutorial by showing you how he lays out his Lightroom workspace. Once you have your workspace set, you will likely not change it again, so make sure you hear why he chooses this layout.
Justin explains what the lens correction function in Adobe Lightroom is, where it is located, and how you can use it to correct common lens errors as well as how to make artistic lens choices using the function.
Ever had that purple haze on the edge of your images and weren't sure where it came from or how to fix it? Justin shows some tools you can use to quickly get rid of chromatic aberration and what to do when those quick tools don't work.
When it comes to sharpening, everyone seems to have a different way and opinion about what right looks like. Justin explains his technique, why it works for him, and how to do it in Lightroom only. Justin finishes this section talking about why vignetting is important in, how to correct it, and h...
Photographers know its there but do you know why? Do you ever really look at it? Do you use it to tell you the truth beyond what your eyes can see? Justin explains why and how he uses Lightroom's histogram to make the most of his images.
The contrast in an image can help it standout. Contrast can be taken to the extreme for sureal looks or inverted to help an image pop. Justin talks about all the ways he uses Lightroom's various contrast adjustment tools to get the looks he wants.
Just as important as adding contrast, oftentimes you want to reduce it. Starting with a "flatter image" can help in making certain parts of the image stand out or even allow for certain cinematic looks once the color is overlaid.
Many of us have become accustomed to the many sliders available in modern editing programs, but curves could be considered the grandfather to them all. Curves have many applications and might just be the boost you are looking for in your editing workflow.
Many photographer think of their white balance only in terms of how to get the images to how you saw the frame in reality when pushing the button. Is there something more than that? Justin explores how color temperatures and white balance play a critical role in the storytelling element of your i...
HSL or hue, saturation, and luminance - the critical elements of color. Kate Woodman even makes an appearance here. Using the individual elements of color within your image will allow you take complete control of your colorwork.
This is a tutorial on color grading in Lightroom, right? Why the section on black and white? Justin loves some black and white images and uses them in a lot of his work to tell a story. The absence of color is still a color choice and consideration.
Like in Lightroom's sister program, Photoshop, the curves tool/panel is an extremely powerful and useful tool. In this section, Justin breaks down how he uses the curves tool to add and subtract color in Lightroom.
Split toning is one of the oldest and most frequently used color grading techniques. Many a famous photographer has relied on split toning to make their images stand out. Justin explores Lightroom's split toning sliders and walks you through some of his favorite recipes.
The calibration tool is an often overlooked slider inside of Lightroom's develop module. The calibration tool is an easy way to impact your image on the RAW level, beneath any changes you have already made.
There are powerful tools within Lightroom to help you make adjustments without bringing your image into Photoshop where masks would be needed. Justin shows you several techniques you can use to quickly make changes to your images without spending hours masking everything off.
Portraiture - Cordney in Studio - Shoot Overview & Retouching Plan-
Justin starts putting all the tools he has been discussing to work by diving into some full edits. He starts and finishes all images in Lightroom, only bringing them into Photoshop for minor clean up issues. Here we walk through the story of the Cordney in Studio image, learning about how it was ...
With the RAW processing and necessary clean-up done on this image, it is time to jump into applying color. Justin shows you his various techniques for getting tons of different examples of a single image and goes through his methods of picking a winning shot.
The War Series - Getting Ready - Shoot Overview & Retouching Plan
Getting Ready - shot during a war reenactors meetup in Kansas City, the background was less than ideal for a scene designed to invoke a Civil War scene. Justin talks about his lighting process and his planning in retouching this image.
The War Series - Civil War - Shoot Overview & Retouching Plan
Justin retouches an image he was hired to do after the success of the images from the war reenactors meetup. Taken of a real active-duty Soldier on a former military fort, this image has all the right elements to make it stand out from the pack.
The War Series - French Soldiers - Shoot Overview & Retouching Plan
Seeing the final image of the war series outside of the context of the straight out of camera images you would never guess it was shot inside right outside of a museum's men's room. Justin cuts out the two Soldiers (really the same person in both uniforms) and blends them into a scene that one wo...
The War Series - French Soldiers - Raw Processing & Cleanup
We get to watch as Justin walks us through the staggering transformation of the this final image in the War Series part of this tutorial. Cutting out and compositing these figures into a brand new location.
Justin's passion for his Fine Art work shines through when he discusses how his images come together, considerations that dealers and galleries want in Fine Art pieces, and how to make your stories come to life.
Basement Chicken - Shoot Overview & Retouching Plan
We see images constantly in our lives. How often do we think about the people behind them? Using his mother in law, nicknamed Chicken, Justin, and his family wrestle with loss while holding on to the memory.