Here’s my shortest tutorial to date. It’s a quick video showing you the highly requested technique that gives photos a trendy, gritty, high-contrast, and desaturated look. You’ve probably seen a similar grungy effect in movie posters and advertisements.
The effect is quite simple, we’ll only use two adjustment layers, and one filter. One of those adjustment layers is the “Color Lookup” adjustment layer found in CS6 or newer.
I will also show you an alternative way of creating this effect in case you are in Photoshop CS5 or older.
As always I’d love to hear your questions or comments, so leave them down below.
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