Colour Grading using the Retouching Toolkit Luminosity Panel.
Lately, I have been experimenting with different colour grading techniques. Some are very basic just using selective colour and curves. For this series I decided to add colour to the highlights, shadows and midtone’s to do this I used the Retouching Tool Kit Luminosity Panel. You can certainly do this without the panel.
The second step I found completely by accident with this panel. I must admit I have not watched all of their videos. On the Working Mask tab under zones I clicked Highlights a group with Layers appeared.
The gradient map layer I changed to a gradient map that I already had made and changed a few of the colour points to match the overall look I was going for. I can explain this process in another post.
A simple levels adjustment.
Now this curve I had set to Quadratic, now I need to look further into this. So I just changed the curved to a s curve.
Which appears to be a black and white adjustment layer where I made some minor changes. I already do this in colour grading and you will see that in the video. Will I use this process again. That is a definite yes and will keep refining the process as I go.