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Editing Toolbox: De-mystifying the Colour Grading Tool

editing toolbox free editing tutorials Jul 15, 2022

By Craig Turner-Bullock

Have you ever wondered what the colour grading adjustments in Lightroom actually do?

Well, wonder no more! In this Editing Toolbox, I'll give you a tour of the controls and show you how to use them. They can be a powerful way to enhance the tones of an image and create a more emotive edit, using colour to add mood.

Used subtly, colour grading can turn a great image into an outstanding one. What's even better, is it's not as difficult to use as you might think.


 0:14 Overview

0:41 The Color Grading Tool

1:20 Tour of the Color Grading Panel

2:29 Image # 1

4:22 The Midtone slider

5:35 Before / After check

5:50 Image # 2

6:52 Before / after check

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