Final effects part 2
Next I play around with overall colour corrections using Color Balance, Exposure and Color Lookup. I find that working with high-res images leaves as much range as possible for me to crunch through in this phase. Raising the exposure for example can make the image seem more photorealistic even if we blast out the whites. I also tend to give the image a warmer tone in the highlights and a cooler one in the shadows using the Color Balance adjustment layer. And finally I like to use the Color Lookup adjustment layer to emulate the various film stocks but leave the opacity very low around 10-15%.