Here are a few juxtaposed images demonstrating what all the hype surrounding color grading is about. It’s powerful stuff. Changing the entire look and feel of an image in just a couple of seconds is a ton of fun. As an added benefit, once you create a color grade that blows your hair back you can apply the same look to big batches of images or entire videos if that’s your thing. Drag the central divider left and right.
Creating this color grading is complicated, too complicated to go into in the space I have here. In fact, as you might imagine, books have been written about the topic. Color invokes mood, emotion, interest or revulsion. Color modifies perception itself and then tempers and directs it. Color speaks a powerful but silent language that nudges your thoughts in directions they might not have otherwise gone.