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Lightroom Classic CC: Creative Color

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Learn creative techniques for working with color in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

With the color controls in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, you can ensure that a photo's colors are accurate; however, these controls are about more than just color correction. In this course, photographer and educator Chris Orwig shares techniques for working creatively with color in Lightroom. Follow along as Chris explains how to add vibrant colors to your shots and enhance the hair color of your subjects. He shows how to use split-toning controls to make your images cooler or warmer, fine-tune colors with HSL controls, create and work with presets, and produce a variety of other effects.


  • Welcome
  • Challenges
  • Exercise files
1. Basic Panel Color Controls
  • The core color tools
  • Creating vibrant colors
  • Improving the color your photographs
  • Improving color and fixing clipping
  • Using white balance as a starting point
  • Fine-tuning white balance
  • Challenge: Creating vivid colors
  • Solution: Creating vivid colors
2. Selective Color Adjustments
  • Changing a background color
  • Painting in a new hair color
  • Fixing a portrait
  • Improving a scene
  • Brushing away color
  • Removing color with the Radial Filter
  • Improving a sunrise silhouette
  • Working on a landscape
  • Bringing out sunset colors
  • Challenge: Background and sunset
  • Solution: Background and sunset
3. Split Toning
  • Fine-tuning color with split toning
  • Creating vivid sunrise colors
  • Making sunset light look amazing
  • Adding color to a black and white image
  • Challenge: Split toning
  • Solution: Split toning
4. The Power of HSL
  • Working with the HSL controls
  • Changing and fine-tuning color
  • Creatively improving color
  • Darkening the sky
  • Crafting a unique color look
  • Challenge: HSL
  • Solution: HSL
5. Presets
  • Creating your own presets
  • Finding and using third party presets
  • Managing presets
  • Challenge: Presets
  • Solution: Presets
6. Crafting Unique Color Looks
  • Idealized Italy project
  • Blue surfing project
  • Multiple portraits project
  • Challenge: Creating a look
  • Solution: Creating a look, part 1
  • Solution: Creating a look, part 2
  • Next steps

Taught by

Chris Orwig


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