Color Lookup

Although the term "color lookup tables" may sound intimidating, on practice, it means just a collection of cool one-click effects.

  1. Open "Color and Tone" dialog and run "Color Lookup" command. Then in "New Layer" box, click "OK" to proceed to "Color Lookup" box.
  2. In "3DLUT" menu, choose one of the available items (screenshot).
  3. Since the selected effect immediately appears in the image window, you can test all of them without closing the "Color Lookup" dialog.

    Note: In case your "3DLUT" menu is empty, copy "C:/Elements+/14.0/Presets/3DLUTs" folder to "C:/Users/<UserName>/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Photoshop Elements/14.0/Presets" directory. Then restart PSE.

  4. Click "OK" to apply the effect.

The color lookup tables are always applied "as is". No user interaction is required. If you don't like the created effect, just remove the "Color Lookup" layer and create a new one, with a different lookup table.

Elements+ comes to you with 17 ready-made 3DLUTs. Additional color lookup files may be found on the Net.

Unfortunately, PSE can't create custom lookup tables. To save and reuse visual effects of your own, please, consider the "Looks" tool.

A video on this topic is available here.

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