My Favourite Colour Trick using Creative Cloud Libraries #110

My Favourite Colour Trick using Creative Cloud Libraries #110

– [Glyn] Hi, I'm Glyn Dewisand in this new video, I want to show you my brand new way, my new favourite way ofcolourizing my pictures and giving them mood and atmosphere.

Now in earlier videos, you'll have seen that I really favoured using colour lookup table adjustmentlayers in Photoshop, however, you'll notice there's one big problem using those.

(shutter clicks) Okay, so what is the problem using lookup table adjustmentlayers in Photoshop when we're colourizing our pictures.

Well, let me just show you that.

Now in the top right-handcorner of the screen, you'll see a little click where you can actually go andwatch an earlier video where I showed you howyou can create, save, and apply your own colourlookup table adjustment layers with just one click.

But I want to show youthe problem with those.

Now as a very quickrecap, let's have a look how we actually create those.

On the screen at the moment,you can see a picture that's actually had the colour and mood and atmosphere added to itusing several adjustment layers at the top of the layers stack.

Now if we turn those off,you can see the effect that those actually have in there.

Now if I want to savethis particular look, and create a one-click effect, what I need to do is leave all those adjustment layers visible, but turn off every otherlayer in the layer stack except for the background layer.

Then what I'll do isI'll go to the file menu, choose Export, and we goto colour lookup tables.

Now I'll just call this one PSW, because I actuallycreated this picture here, took this picture atPhotoshop World in Orlando, so I'll click Okay, andthen we'll give it a name.

I'll just save it directly onto my desktop and we'll just call itP-S-W-L-U-T, for lookup table, and click Save.

So when I do that, Photoshop then saves those adjustment layersthere so I can apply them as a one-click effectanytime later in the future.

Let me just show you how we do that.

With all these layers, this top layer, actually, let's just delete them now, and we'll just turn on every other layer that's gone into the actualretouching this picture.

So now to actually add thatlook as a one-click effect, I'll go to the Adjustment Layers in the top right-handcorners of the screen, click on Colour Lookups,go to the top menu, where it says Load 3DLUT, click on it again, to go to the open dialogue on my desktop, and there's the one we've just saved.

Click on that, click Load, and you'll see, that Photoshop will then applythat look onto the picture.

However, now that it's applied that look, how, when we look at the layers panel, can I dive in and startfine tuning the look? Sure I can start using things like opacity and blend modes and stuff like that, but I can't actually get to the recipe that made this picture.

So let me show you now my new way.

Let's just delete thatlookup table adjustment, and I'll bring thepicture back to the stage, just go File and Revert, bring it back to the stage when we hadall those adjustment layers at the top of the layer stack.

Now all I'm gonna do is this.

I'm gonna click on the uppermost layer, hold down my Shift key, and then click on the very first adjustment that went into giving the picture it's look.

So now, they're all highlighted.

But I'm going to the flyout menu, in the top right-handcorner of the layers panel, and choose New Group From Layers, and I'll call this group the name that I want this particular colouring to be called, so I'lljust call it P-S-W 2017.

Call it whatever you want.

This will just remind me of the look that I did when I did this picture at Photoshop World Orlando.

Then I'll click Okay.

So now, all these layers are in a group at the very, very top of my layer stack.

Now here's the trick.

I'm gonna go to my Creative Cloud library.

In here I've got a whole number of different libraries that I've created that contain a wholeload of different files that I can now access on any computer that I login to my Creative Cloud on.

But I'm just gonna go to one here that I've got called, Colour.

And I'm gonna take this little group that I've just made now atthe top of my layer stack and I'm actually gonna drag that group over into my libraries and then release.

And what you'll see here is, it places that group here as a look, or a graphic, rather, inmy Creative Cloud library.

So now that we've donethat, how can we use it? Well let's just delete that group.

And let's just say now that we want to apply the look or one of the looks that we've got saved inour Creative Cloud library.

Here's what you can do.

Open up your Creative Cloud library, find the coloured look that you want, that you've created hereby saving all the layers into a group, and thenyou can drag it over on top of your picture.

Let's just put it, positionit so it's perfect, just like so, and then press Enter.

Now you'll see that actuallynothing has changed.

But over in the layerspanel, you'll see that we've got a new layer added, and this little cloud icon inthe bottom right-hand corner.

Now that's kind of like a smart object.

And actually, it's like a cloud object, and it kind of behaves thesame as a smart object, in that, if we double-clickon that thumbnail, it'll open up a new document, but in here are all the adjustment layers that we used to createthat particular look.

But the problem here iseven though I can come in and dial in the different opacities and what I've done on eachof these individual layers to affect the look of the picture, I can't actually see the picture to see how it's affecting it.

So here's how you're going to do it.

Let's just close that down.

We don't actually need that.

So we'll click No, and we'llgo back to our main picture.

Now let's just delete that Cloud layer, because there's one littlething that you need to do.

Go back to our Creative Cloud libraries.

Here again, is that look that we saved, by saving all those adjustmentlayers into a group.

Now instead of justdragging that over on top of my picture, what I'm going to do, at the same time, is holddown the Option key on Mac, or Alt key on PC, thenI want to click on it, then I'm going to drag it out and drop it directly on top of my picture.

And immediately, you'llsee that that colour, that mood and atmosphere hasbeen added to my picture.

But as an even bigger bonus to that is we have now the group atthe top of the layer stack.

I can actually open that group, and here I have all theactual individual adjustments that went into giving thepicture that final look.

So I can now come in, dial in the look to suit the picture I'm working on.

So it gives me a heck ofa lot more flexibility than just having one layer in a 3D lookup title that I saved.

Now the great thing about this is, you can save as many of these actual looks that you want over in yourCreative Cloud library because they're onlyusing adjustment layers, and the actual memory sizethey take up is minimal.

So you'll be able tosave as many as you like.

So I find this now a much, much better way for me to colourize mypictures, because I always want to tweak the look just to suitthe picture I'm adding it to.

So I really hope that'sgonna be useful to you.

I think it's definitelythe way forward for me, but yeah, I'll kind ofleave that with you.

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And again, I hope thishas been useful to you.

And I'll catch you next time.

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