Post-production is quite honestly my forte. I’m not so great at posing or figuring out the lighting on an image, but give me something that needs some editing in post-production, and I’ve got you covered. In this blog post, I’m going to go over one different editing technique you can do in Photoshop called color lookup.

Post-Production Color Lookup Editing

Color Lookup Post Production Photography Image by Merritt J. Jones

Color Lookup Post-Production Photography Image by Merritt J. Jones

My settings for this shot were actually a little too bright, so I had to do some editing to bring down the exposure in this image. After that I was able to use several different editing techniques. I went to textures.com and found a purple leather texture and masked that into the background.

I also put in a couple of color lookup layers, which is basically a fancy way of saying “filter” in Photoshop. I wanted to go for a little bit of a holographic look for this image with those filters. I also added some pop to the eyes to make them stand out more even though they’re a little small!

Color Lookup Post Production Photography Original Image by Merritt J. Jones

Color Lookup Post-Production Photography Original Image by Merritt J. Jones