User Guide - Adobe Photoshop Workflow

Color Managed Photoshop Workflow

Apply LUTs in Photoshop with the Color Lookup Adjustment Layer

The key to a successful workflow is color consistency across all apps and platforms involved in your image processing pipeline. This guide provides a clear, step-by-step process for a color-managed wide-gamut workflow between and Adobe Photoshop.

Before you start: This guide builds on core concepts introduced in the previous guide on Adobe Lightroom and Camera RAW - please make sure to read that first if you haven't already.

Lightroom / ACR Workflow

Set up Photoshop for P3 Wide Gamut Processing

  1. Configure Color Settings: In Photoshop, navigate to Edit → Color Settings → RGB Working, and select P3 D65 Gamma 2.6. This step ensures Photoshop uses the wide gamut P3 color space that is also supported in
  2. Assign Color Profile: In Photoshop, click on Edit → Assign Color Profile. Set the profile to Working RGB: P3 D65 Gamma 2.6

The P3 D65 Gamma 2.6 color gamut provides consistent color across different software platforms and modern displays. It is the ideal choice for a color-managed wide-gamut workflow between Lightroom, Camera RAW, and Photoshop.

Profile not available? Download the P3 D65 ICC profile here and drop it into the color profile  folder on your operating system:
macOS: Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Profiles/Recommended
Windows: Windows/System32/Color

Match Preview in

  1. In, set the input color space to P3 (D65)
  2. Leave the output color space on sRGB (see previous article for gotchas)
  3. Export a wide gamut image or 3D LUT from by going to Export → Color Management and select P3 D65 Gamma 2.6 from the dropdown list.
  4. Save either a lossless PNG image or 3D LUT for use in Adobe Photoshop

Following these steps ensures that the previews in both applications match when viewed side by side while also maintaining a wide color gamut in the exchanged image files.

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