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How to Color Correct for an Editorial Photography Look in Lightroom 3

By Pye Jirsa on June 30th 2011


(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this Lightroom video tutorial can be found just above the video. So that we can keep on providing free paid-quality content, please share these videos and raise awareness of SLR Lounge by Facebooking or Tweeting the site and articles, thank you!)

While there are many styles of post production when it comes to editorial photography, there are certain attributes that seem to be common among editorial prints.

In this Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to be working through two example images, first post producing them to be color correct, then tweaking the color correction slightly to look more like editorial images.

We will be covering editorial styles in more detail when we get to the artistic effects, however this should be a decent primer to get you guys started.

To see all Before and After versions of each image from this tutorial, please visit the Photo Album on the SLR Lounge Facebook Page.


Exercise File Download Links:

Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users curteousy of Lin and Jirsa Photography for educational purposes only. They may not be used in any other manner outside of these SLR Lounge learning videos without the express written consent of Lin and Jirsa Photography. Thank you.

Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.


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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa


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  2. Kontakt

    Wonderful and interesting. Only the mouse-movements are a bit too fast to get all the details (where to click for what effect). So I have to watch it many times. Thanks anyway!

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  3. Stacy Henderson

    I am newer to LR and I can’t locate the editorial option.  It is not in the preset on my program.

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  4. R

    thanks for Great tutorial

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  5. R

    thanks for Great tutorial

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  6. Johnsalgadoimages

    Great tutorial, thanks so much, i love ” the  lounge “

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  7. chris costello

    thanks for that, watch a couple of times now…

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  8. Diana Elizabeth

    awesome! you guys are so amazing!!

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