More Color Grading in RAW
The new Color Grading features in Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom with the new update to Photoshop are awesome! I know Capture One and other programs have had this for a while, but those don’t really work too well in my workflow as I prefer to remain in the Adobe environment for efficiency’s sake. Regardless, I am excited about these new possibilities.
For clarification’s sake, I will only find myself using this in my RAW workflow. I find Color Grading to be an effect, and therefore I use it mainly toward the end of my workflow with my current tools (Palette Effects III). However, these color grading tools make color grading great on those RAW images that I may not intend to bring into Photoshop.
Things to note:
- This has replaced traditional Split Toning, but your split toning presets will still work.
- This is not a replacement for your color grading tools in Photoshop. Photoshop has many more features built for color grading efficiency, masking, blend modes, blend if, Opacity, etc.
- Try using the sliders. I find the color wheels to be difficult to navigate with accuracy.