Color grading is a great way to add a stylized look to any photograph. And the great thing is that it doesn’t have to be difficult! In this short video tutorial I demonstrate how to add a beautiful color-grading effect using the Gradient Map adjustment layer and blending modes.


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Color grading is a great way to add a stylized look to any photograph. And the great thing is that it doesn’t have to be difficult! In this short video tutorial I demonstrate how to add a beautiful color-grading effect using the Gradient Map adjustment layer and blending modes.


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Nicole S. Young is a photographer, published author, and educator specializing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography. She is best known for her books on food photography but is widely versed in various photographic genres, including landscape, nature, stock, travel, and lifestyle.

2 Comments

  1. Lynne September 13, 2018 at 11:48 am - Reply

    can this technique work with PSE18? I was unable to locate “properties”

    • Nicole S. Young September 13, 2018 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      Yes, it works in PSE 2018! You’ll add the Gradient Map using an adjustment layer (at the top of the Layers panel, the circle that is half-black-half-white). However you won’t have those same “Photographic Toning” gradients to work with so you will need to create your own.

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