How to Copy a Movie's Color Grade to Your Photos

If there is one thing big-budget movies know how to do well, it is color grading. If you have a favorite movie in mind when it comes to color grading and you would like to apply that style to your photos, this helpful video tutorial will show you how to take it and apply it to your own photos using Photoshop.

Coming to you from Colin Smith with PhotoshopCAFE, this great video tutorial will show you how to take the color grade of a movie and apply it to your own photos. I have always admired the color grading in a variety of films and the way it can be used to move the story along, evoke a certain mood, or give the movie a signature style. When it comes to photos, I think color grading can often get a bit overlooked when it comes to creating a complete image. We often aim for a grade that creates balanced, mostly realistic colors, and while there is certainly nothing wrong with that, it is sometimes worth taking the time to explore more stylized looks a bit and expand your creative palette. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Smith. 

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Paul Samson's picture

Thanks for posting this useful article; this has to be one of the easiest ways to colour grade!