Neon Noir / Cyberpunk Lightroom Tutorial [Noealz Photo]

Neon Noir / Cyberpunk Lightroom Tutorial [Noealz Photo]


Now, in this tutorial, I’m going to show you
guys how to make a photo that looks like this out of something like this. Now, I am giving you guys kind of a base from
where to work with like…I am not showing you, I am not telling you this is the only
way to do it. I want to encourage people to experiment on
lightroom, come up with their own things but I always think it is helpful to give people
like a push, kind of a general idea of what to do and where to go from there. So I won’t be showing everything I do, but
I’ll show in general what I do. Now, first we have Lightroom here and uh what
I like to do is first start with the temperature, find something white, so here we go. It’s about 5200 which is generally where I
keep the temperature of these kinds of videos but later we might have to change it. We’ll see but in general around 4800 to 5200
for these kinds of pictures. Now, the main thing we’re gonna do is go down
to the split toning. Right here so, what you want to do is change
the highlights to some kind of blue tone because we are going for the whole kind of Bladerunner
ish look right so… I’m gonna leave it here because I like the
teal. If you look at old posters of Bladerunner
it is always like teals and blues and now we are going to go down to the shadows. You want some kind of purple or violet so
we are just going to eyeball it, you know? This looks about right. Now…this is not perfect, this is like one
of those things you are going to go back and forth to see what you like best and we’re
going to play around with the balance here so ..go this way it turns too, a little purple
and turn over here you get a little bit better balance, so I just eyeball things so they
are not perfect. Just kind of what I like and I guess something
like that. So this just gives you a general base right? Of where to work with. Now what I do from here, usually I start going
to the highlights I like to decrease the highlights and I’m going to increase the shadows. It’s kind of an HDR effect, you know? And from there increase the whites, so I am
going to press J so I can see the red shows up, it tells me if something is overblown,
I try not to overblow too much. Just enough alright? So, next I am going to go to the blacks, decrease
them until you have a fair amount of black but not too much. I try not to go below 20. So, now our picture is starting to look much
better, press J again and actually I don’t like too much clarity. People tend to jack up the clarity, I tend
to go backwards. Because it makes the lights more soft but
not too much. I like to go like -15 you know? You can see the difference it’s kind of like
foggier look and generally I don’t mess with the saturation that much because I don’t really
think you need it. It’s already pretty vibrant. And yeah that’s pretty much it. Now…since this is night photography, and
you are shooting at a much higher ISO than normal, here is ISO 3200 f/4, I always increase
luminence around 40 and it doesn’t look like I need to mess with the color much so 25. Now I am going to sharpen this. And I like the settings from SLR Lounge, I’ve
been using them since I started photography so 70, 1.5, 10, 30. So that gives it a nice sharpness to it. And…I would say that is about it but that’s
not because I do like, I do like when my brights are nice and bright so we are gonna brush
a little bit. I have this brush for the highlights, basically
I just increase the highlights a little bit more and we’re just going to brush right along
here. Make it a little vibrant down there. You can see the colors pop and we’re going
to do a little bit on the light too. Right here. There we go. So…in general that is what I do, I go towards
the light areas and give it a little bit more of a pop. Sometimes, I’ll increase the exposure a little
bit but not too much. It’s too crazy just something reasonable. And there you go. So…I know this style of photography is not
for everybody but I know there’s people out there who want to learn how to do it and uh
I am just giving you a base from which you guys can work on, I don’t want you to do this
every single picture, it’s just an idea of what goes into making a picture like this,
you know? Maybe a little contrast, make the blacks blacker,
but anyways, I hope you guys enjoy these videos, these tutorials and uh If you would please
subscribe, I’d be very grateful so yeah…have a good one and see you next time.

40 thoughts on “Neon Noir / Cyberpunk Lightroom Tutorial [Noealz Photo]

  • November 21, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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    Great!!!

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  • November 25, 2017 at 10:10 am
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    Awesome. Tks so much

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  • December 2, 2017 at 3:59 pm
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    Hi is this possible to transfer into premiere pro or anything like that?? any reply would be great thanks

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  • December 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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    This is the tutorial I needed in life. Thank you 🙏🏼✨

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  • December 6, 2017 at 8:08 am
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    great vid. cheers.

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  • January 28, 2018 at 3:38 am
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    awesome!

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  • March 23, 2018 at 2:26 am
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    Amazing …. thank you so much

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  • April 18, 2018 at 10:36 am
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    really like this one! I was wondering how you created these images

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  • May 4, 2018 at 2:04 am
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    Great job Noel, I'm loving your tutorials and photos. Wich lens do you think is the best for this kind of photos? I only have a 50mm 1.4f and the kit lenses. Im planning on buying a new one to try this

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  • May 12, 2018 at 4:07 pm
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    This video is amazing!!! Thank you so much, this will help me so much with my photos from Tokyo

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  • May 27, 2018 at 7:59 am
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    thank you so, soo much!!! this is amazing!

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  • June 2, 2018 at 6:16 am
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    Thank you very much! Great tutorial

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  • June 12, 2018 at 7:42 pm
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    Amazing. Do you sell presets?

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  • June 18, 2018 at 12:41 pm
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    Have you done a Tutorial for your Intro?

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  • July 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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    would be cool if you put them side by side in the ending during the outplay music

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  • August 4, 2018 at 9:10 am
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    Anyone plzz tell me this type of pic name???

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  • August 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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    Hey, impressive photo ^_^ I'm curious on what lens you used, I'm looking at getting into this kind of photography but I'm struggling to find one that will be able to cope with the low light. Any tips would be very amazing, thanks 🙂

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  • August 20, 2018 at 4:35 am
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    I love this photo style omgg is so beautiful

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  • August 23, 2018 at 4:01 am
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    wow that crazy ! really good job bro ! So i'd like know if possible with the free app ligthroom cc on smartphone or need to buy ?Thk u 😉

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  • August 25, 2018 at 1:37 am
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    thats sick dude

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  • September 1, 2018 at 10:09 am
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    you are my hero

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  • September 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    Any way to translate this into corel photoedits? There's a serious lack of corel editing vids, not that I blame people

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  • October 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm
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    oh its very beautiful photo)

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  • October 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm
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    Thank you so much!

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  • October 27, 2018 at 7:25 am
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    Thanks for the great explanation from Belgium!

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  • November 14, 2018 at 7:19 pm
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    Thanks, I just completely love your work.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 8:13 pm
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    thank you! easy to understand and helpful!

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  • February 11, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    ✅ Websites

    Wallpapers: http://www.noealz.com

    Prints: https://www.society6.com/noealz

    Donations: paypal.me/noealz

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/noealzii

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  • February 12, 2019 at 6:35 pm
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    Thank you very much!

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  • February 19, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    Brilliant tutorial. Thanks!

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  • February 20, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    Thanks, i really wanted to try this

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  • March 5, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Can this be done to clips on premier??

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  • March 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    bro. I L O V E U S O M U C H.

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  • April 8, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Thank you very much!

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  • April 25, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    Thank you, ppl need more tutorials like this. Great job!

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  • May 3, 2019 at 9:39 pm
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    Brilliant Man ! Cheers 😀

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:47 am
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    Honestly very well done! Easy to follow and understand <3

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  • June 6, 2019 at 2:33 am
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    Split Tones is one of those things I never truly understand, you do a great job using that feature

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  • July 14, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    You shouldn't have done this tutorial. There are already too many crappy pics on instagram color-graded after Blade Runner 🙁

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  • July 18, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    ok actually the intro is the thing that captured my interest here, is it a template?

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