Introducing Film Candy LUTS
I’m happy to introduce my first new digital product of 2018, and something that I’ve been working on for quite some time. Today I’m launching a new set of LUTs based on my “Film Candy” series of Lightroom presets. This set of 75 LUTs contains looks from both Film candy 1 and 2 and have been designed to be used in popular video applications as well as stills software such as Luminar 2018 and Photoshop.
To give you an idea of how these work in real life, I put together a little video showing the LUTs in action. This was created in FCPX 10.4 using he new built in LUT tool.
I've also created a short tutorial video which demonstrates how to use LUTs for still photography applications, and this covers Photoshop, Luminar 2018 and Affinity Photo:
The History of Film Candy
Film Candy was the first digital product that I ever created, and it was originally developed for Apple’s Aperture. There were three releases of the original Aperture presets, and these were small packs containing a few presets each. When I switched entirely to Lightroom, I created Film Candy for Lightroom, which combines ideas from all three of the original Aperture versions, and creates similar looks for Lightroom.
These LUT versions of film candy are based on the Lightroom Presets of the same name, and are a collection of looks derived from both Film Candy 1 and Film Candy 2 for Lightroom.
Creating these was actually a little harder that I had anticipated. There are many tools available to convert Lightroom presets into LUTs but it turns out it’s not that straightforward. You need to use specific source images to make sure all colours are covered, and even then if you get some things wrong, you can make unusable LUTs. It took a lot of trial and error to get these right.
The LUTs are available now on my store for €25. Its a pretty big pack with 75 LUTs and it’s approximately a 190mb download. For the launch it will be on sale for €20 for the fist two weeks. (Price includes VAT based on the Irish vat rate, but will vary depending on your location. The store will show you the current price based on your local Vat rate. Outside the EU price will be shown exclusive of VAT)
To try out these LUTs and to make sure that the format works for you, I have created a sample pack with 5 LUTS from the overall pack for you to try. You can use this to make sure you can use these before you buy. The sample pack is available to download from the product page on the store.
Depending on how well this goes, I will look at making more LUTs available for sale. I have a second set in development so I will look at ringing them to the store if these sell reasonably well.
Stay tuned to my YouTube channel too, I’ll have some more tutorials on how to use these in applications such as Final Cut Pro and Luminar soon.