HSL Playground Fine Art LUTs


This might be my favorite LUT bundle because of the creative options I get when using them. They nearly always produce unexpected and surprising results. I started creating these for fun, just to see what I could get away with. I ended up being addicted to them! Just remember that too much of any one spice can ruin the stew. These LUTs can be obvious and overpowering, so use them sparingly. The mark of a good editor is that no one ever know you were there. Used with care, they can add uniqueness to your work that’s hard to get any other way.

The greatest thing about these LUTS is that they will not change contrast relationships. That means you can’t break your photograph. That said, they do change everything else! Try mixing these using Blend If, luminosity masks, or color masks. Play with blend modes. Experiment with Apply Image. The possibilities are endless!

NOTE: These LUTS are included in the Real RAW Launch Special LUT Bundle. If you purchased that bundle, you already have these LUTS. Real RAW is not required for use.

This package includes:

  • 2 Strip_Orange Aqua
  • 3 Strip_Red Cyan Green
  • 3 Strip_Red Cyan Green_plus Blue Tamer
  • Blue Softener
  • Blue-Orange Harmony
  • LAB Channel Twist 1
  • LAB Channel Twist 2
  • LAB Channel Twist 3
  • LAB Channel Twist 4
  • LAB Channel Twist 5
  • LAB twist_cyan-magenta-green 2
  • LAB twist_cyan-magenta-green
  • LAB twist_cyan-orange-teal
  • LAB twist_green-blue-orange
  • LAB twist_magenta-green-cyan
  • LAB twist_magenta-orange-green
  • LAB twist_magenta-orange-teal
  • LAB twist_magenta-yellow-blue 2
  • LAB twist_orange-purple-green

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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