Introduction: Cinematic Color Grading (Movie Look Effect) in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will show you how to apply the cinematic effect to your photographs using Adobe Photoshop. The cinematic effect that we’re going for is the teal-orange look, which is a typical movie effect in action movies.

This effect gives the dark shades of your image a cool teal tone, while the light shades take a warm orange look. This makes the actor stand out since the colors are complementary and creates a “pop”when put side by side. It is a good idea to do a color correction on your image, so you that it has neutral grays and no color cast. Here’s my tutorial on color correction in case you need some help with that.

If you have any questions, leave a message below!

You can download the tutorial files here.


tamarmelian (author)2017-07-24

Thank you very much

tomatoskins (author)2015-06-02

Congratulations on your first instructable! Welcome to the community!

JRfromPTC (author)tomatoskins2015-06-04

Thanks, tomatoskins!

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Bio: Hi, my name is Jesús Ramirez, I am an online digital graphics educator, specializing in Adobe Photoshop. Currently, my YouTube channel has over 240 ... More »
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