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Creating Presets, LUTs, and Profiles for Video Pros

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Save time correcting and grading footage. Learn how to build presets, LUTs, and profiles in Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and other video editing applications.

Are you looking to save time and unlock new creative options in your color grading workflow? Learn how to build custom presets, LUTs, and profiles in Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and other popular video editing applications. Instructor Rich Harrington walks you through the process of creating presets in Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut, Motion, and Resolve. Then he shows how to create LUTs in Photoshop, Premiere, Resolve, 3D LUT Creator, IWLTBAP LUT Generator, and Lattice. Finally, explore advanced options for creating lens correction profiles in many of the same applications. Once built, your new presets, LUTs, and profiles will become go-to tools you’ll use time and time again—saving you valuable time and enhancing the overall quality of your productions.


  • LUTs, profiles, and presets for video pros
  • Exercise files
1. Understanding Presets for Video Applications
  • The role of presets
  • Creating a Premiere Pro preset
  • Creating an After Effects preset
  • Creating a Final Cut Pro X preset
  • Creating an Apple Motion preset
  • Creating a DaVinci Resolve preset
2. Understanding lookup tables (LUTs)
  • What is a LUT?
  • What are the limitations of a LUT?
  • The role of camera profile LUTs
  • The role of corrective LUTs
  • The role of creative LUTs
3. Creating LUTs
  • Creating a LUT with Adobe Photoshop
  • Creating a LUT or a Look with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Creating a LUT from a color reference target in Premiere Pro
  • Creating a LUT with DaVinci Resolve
  • Creating a LUT with 3D LUT Creator
  • Creating a LUT with IWLTBAP LUT Generator
  • Manipulating LUTs with Lattice
4. Using LUTS
  • Using LUTs with Premiere Pro
  • Using LUTs with After Effects
  • Using LUTs with Final Cut Pro X
  • Using LUTs with DaVinci Resolve
  • An overview of using LUTs for photography software
5. Lens Correction and Lens Correction Profiles
  • Using lens correction profiles in Adobe Photoshop
  • Correcting lens issues with Premiere Pro
  • Correcting lens issues with After Effects
  • Correcting lens issues with Final Cut Pro X
  • Correcting lens issues with DaVinci Resolve
  • Next steps

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Richard Harrington

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