Hello and welcome to the second part of this series where you’ll learn how to replicate color grading effects. If you haven’t seen part one yet, make sure you watch that first. In part one, you learned how to match tones. But many color gradings are a combination of both tones and colors. So in this part 2 video, you’ll learn how to replicate colors from other photos. Compared to part one where you learned how to replicate tones, replicating colors a completely different process and that process is both harder and easier in different ways. You’ll see what I mean later. But if you’re ready, let’s start the tutorial.

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A lot of times, you’ll find photos that have been processed with a color grading you really like. And if you want to replicate the looks, it’s very hard to do. There are a lot of tutorials that teach you how to create a very specific effect. But there’s very little information on how to actually decode and replicate the color gradings by yourself.

In this 2 part series, you’ll learn brand new techniques that you can use to replicate color gradings. Typically, these sort of advanced topics could be sold as an expensive and fluffed up 4 hour postprocessing course. But time is valuable and I’m always trying to find ways to teach you post processing techniques that are easier and more efficient. So I came up with some new techniques that will make replicating looks so much easier and faster with less guesswork involved.

These techniques will work with a majority of the color grading effects out there. It’s also the very first time I’m teaching it to anyone. So if you want to learn these secret tricks, keep reading and you’ll learn how it’s done.

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If you have an LG V20 phone, I made for you some Photoshop actions to get the full potential from your phone’s camera. If you have a different phone and it also suffers from the same issues that we’re going to cover in this video, you can definitely try these actions and see if they work. But keep in mind that they were made specifically for the LG V20.

My old phone died and I got the LG V20 phone because it has an ultra wide angle lens. This phone will let me travel and take some pretty awesome wide angle photos without having to lug my heavy and gigantic DSLR gear. The phone’s camera is wider than my 12mm lens on a full frame body and I think it’s so amazing how you can get such an incredibly wide angle camera on a phone. The problem is that the photos are unnecessarily bad. The colors are way overprocessed, low-light photos have terrible artifacts, and the wide angle lens… although it’s really really wide, it`s has the weirdest spherical distortion I’ve ever seen. It’s curved on the edges and straight in the middle.

So for every LG V20 owner out there who also use Photoshop, you download use my Photoshop actions to fix all these problems.

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Learn an awesome new trick on how to Dehaze your photo with way better results. The Dehaze adjustment in the Camera Raw Filter helps reduce haze and restore the contrast in your photo but a lot of times, it doesn’t look that great. In this tutorial, I’ll show how you can trick Photoshop into giving you better results with the Dehaze adjustment.

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Learn what Photoshop’s Smart Objects are and why you should use them. In simple terms, Smart Objects are the evolution of a layer. Unlike a normal dumb layer, you can resize Smart Objects up and down as many times as you like and they won’t lose any image quality. Smart Objects can have layers inside of them – so they’re essentially a Photoshop document inside your Photoshop document. You also can apply filters to Smart Objects and they’ll will turn to Smart Filters which lets you go back and edit the settings at any time. There’s a lot of benefits to using Smart Objects and if you’re not using it, well you’re definitely not getting your money’s worth.  So if you want to make the most out of Photoshop, then keep watching and you’ll learn 5 ways to improve your workflow with Smart Objects.

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Affinity Photo is a great alternative to Photoshop but it was only available on Macs. It’s finally available on Windows and I’ll be testing out the public beta. I spent the entire day playing around with Affinity Photo and today, you and I will be exploring the features, comparing the pros and cons between Photoshop, and finding out if it’s worth the switch from Photoshop to Affinity Photo. So if you’re interested, keep watching and let’s find out more this Photoshop competitor.

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Have you ever wondered why the font size is always so inconsistent in Photoshop? Sometimes you type in some text and then you set the font size to 12 pt or points. But it’s not even close to being 12 points and the text so tiny that you can barely read it. Other times, 12 points is gigantic. So why isn’t a 12 point text in Photoshop the same size as a 12 point text would be in other software like Microsoft Word? In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll explain to you why that’s happening and how you can fix it.

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