Color Theory and Color Grading

This article provides and introduction into color theory and color grading. The information in this article will help with our understanding of color grading in the videos that follow. In the follow up videos we will examine tools available in Photoshop as well as some excellent tools developed for use with Photoshop. 

Color Grading Videos

Color Theory and Grading Videos

I encourage you to read the above article on color theory before viewing the videos. The videos have been produced to show how the tools discussed in the article are used. The videos expand on the information in the article. Another related video has been produced on gradients and gradient maps. Additional videos will be added showing my complete workflow. If you are looking for the old written versions of color grading you will find all of that information and more in the color grading videos.


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