Color grading is simply adding and removing any color from still or motion photography. This can be done with lots of software e.g Davinci Resolve, Picasa, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro. e.t.c. All these software are very good and have a lot of similarities. You can color grade video with Premiere Pro and you can also color grade your image with it too. But this article explains in detail how to do color grading like a pro using Lightroom under a few minutes.
Lightroom is an advance photo app, one of its main purposes is to beautify and appreciate the hidden beauty in your image. You won’t know until you try it out. The secret to that amazing picture you admire is not only the camera or lens it was shot with, Lightroom is also the secret.
Importance Of Color Grading In Lightroom
Using Lightroom to stylize your image can make you stand out among other photographers. It’s not the camera or lens you use, it’s your knowledge on all aspects about shooting a balanced image. What if the image is not balanced and well shot. This is where your knowledge about color grading comes in handy. Wide knowledge of grading image can surely make you superior to other photographers you know.
Color grading is a must acquire knowledge for all photographers who are looking to compete with there colleagues. You should know Color Correction is different from Color grading. Color correction is all about adjusting color issues on your pictures, which can be done using an app like Photoshop. In fact, Adobe Photoshop is one of the best apps to correct and color grade at the same time. To color grade with Lightroom, you just need to follow the tutorial below.
Lightroom Develop module is all I am going to use in this tutorial to color grade a picture. You can import more than one and grade one after the other. Also, you can copy and paste the settings of a graded image to another.