Blender Color Management and the Looks

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In this tutorial we’ll take a look at Blender Color Management. Testing the ‘looks’ of the image is fun using film simulation, RGB curves and other processing.

Blender Color Management

Default

color management default

RRT

Uses ACES Reference Rendering Transform to simulate a film-like look.

color management RRT

Film

Film emulation is used during color conversion.

color management film

Raw

No color space conversion at all, just like a .raw photo.

color management raw

Log

Gives the image a very flat look, with highlights and dark areas compressed.

blender color management log

The Looks

Using the looks, we can quickly test color grading ideas. When combined with various color conversion modes, becomes very versatile system for color grading.

blender color management

Testing various looks