Blender Color Management and the Looks


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


color management default


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

color management RRT


Film emulation is used during color conversion.

color management film


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

color management raw


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.


  1. Joey Bennett

    Whoa… Over the years I’ve seen this video many times, but never paid attention, as I didn’t think compositing was important… I was so wrong…

    • Hey Joey, the same goes for me! Yea, compositing is super duper important. It’s crucial to nail it.

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