Is Color Lookup Useful in Glamour Retouching?

Color Lookup is one of those Photoshop adjustment layers you hear about very little. The answer to the question posed by the title is "Yes" but the reason you do not hear about Color Lookup much is that there are other great options in plugins such as those from Nik, Alien Skin, Topaz and OnOne. Nonetheless, I present here five variations using Color Lookup. First, here is the the original image of Andrelica without any modification:

The original image.

The original image.

Color Lookup has three categories:

  1. 3DLUT File
  2. Abstract
  3. Device Link

Here are the five variations, all using Color Lookup only:

Category: 3DLUT File. Effect: FallColors.look.

Category: 3DLUT File. Effect: FallColors.look.

Category: Abstract. Effect: Sienna Blue.

Category: Abstract. Effect: Sienna Blue.

Category: Abstract. Effect: Black & White.

Category: Abstract. Effect: Black & White.

Category: Device Link. Effect: AnimePalette.

Category: Device Link. Effect: AnimePalette.

Category: Device Link. Effect: RedBlueYellow.

Category: Device Link. Effect: RedBlueYellow.

In all cases the layer opacity was left at 100%, and the layer blending mode was left on Normal.  I hope these few examples have demonstrated a little of what is possible with this adjustment layer. Color Lookup is begging for experimentation, and it is free!