I don’t normally use color grading techniques in my work, since original color is extremely important for majority of my assignments, but not so long ago I had time to play with it.
I want to share this information with you, because simple color grading technique and a bit of texture really impressed me with its ability to dramatically transform the image. Glancing at before/ after image, you will be able to instantly understand my excitement.
I can’t say that I am extremely happy with this particular result, since I was working fast and certain things just slipped out of my hands. For example I “lost” model’s legs, when technically I would like the whole body contour be more “readable”.
This particular color grading technique I picked up long time ago on youtube. The mechanism is very simple – stacking up selective color adjustment layers.