Film Tint LUTs


It’s quite possible that I use these LUTs more than any other LUTs I own. Originally developed for and included in Advanced Black and White Artistry, they are at the top of my arsenal of secret weapons for finishing a photograph. I made these in 2017 and I think I’ve used at least one of them on every photograph I’ve made since then.

Here are 3 reasons why I reach for them all the time:

  1. When used well, they produce awesome results on just about anything. They just pull everything together. It’s like turning the “Comfort” knob up to 11.
  2. They work equally well on both black and white and color photographs. My original idea was to emulate classic black and white toning processes. Little did I know how good those processes were or how gorgeous they would be when used on a color photograph.
  3. They are invisible, but they make a huge overall difference. When I was in culinary school, I discovered that the difference between a great chef and a good one is the creative use and flawless execution of “the little things”. Done perfectly, those things dissipate in a way that draws no attention to themselves while strengthening everything else. The critical spice in that awesome dish that you can’t identify? This is it.


Often, I will blend two or three of these together by adding each one to a selective tonal range, much like you might do when making a duotone or tritone. It’s not really color grading. It’s not really toning. The result can be far more effective than either because we are used to seeing these tones in photographs. They feel normal and don’t seem out of place.

Use a light hand with these or they will be the loudest voice in your photograph! Use them well and the result is both subtle and dramatic. Once you’ve gently applied them, try taking them away and you’ll see what I mean. Embed them in Real Raw creative profiles for fun at another level. 

NOTE: These LUTS are included in Advanced Black and White Artistry and the Black and White Bundle. If you purchased either of these, you already have these LUTS. Real RAW is not required for use.


This package includes:

  • Copper
  • Cyanotype
  • Palladium
  • Platinum 1
  • Platinum 2
  • Selenium
  • Sepia 1
  • Sepia 2
  • Sepia 3
  • Silver 1
  • Silver 2
  • Silver 3
  • Silver Gelatin
  • Silver Gelatin-Gentle
  • Warm

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Format:  .CUBE and .XMP

.CUBE files can be used in Photoshop or any image editor or video editor that supports them. They can also be used as part of a Real RAW Creative Profile.

.XMP files can be used in Adobe Lightroom Classic or Adobe Camera RAW.

LR/ACR and Photoshop installation and use instructions are included.



Please note that to use the XMP files in Lightroom or Camera RAW, you must be using the following software versions or later:

Lightroom Classic 7.3

Camera RAW 10.3