The Best Way to Install LUTs in Adobe Premiere

The Best Way to Install LUTs in Adobe Premiere

Here you will learn in 6 steps how to add a LUT in Adobe Premiere.

Simply select the Lumetri Color effect in your Effects Browser and add it to your clip. Then choose your .cube file in the dropdown section of the Creative Tab.

Step 1: Place LUTs in Correct Folders

To install multiple LUTs, first create one or more of the folders listed below if they are not already created. Then copy your LUT files to the correct folder.

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/LUTs/Creative
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/LUTs/Technical

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\LUTs\Creative
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\LUTs\Technical

Step 2: Open Premiere and Select Clip

Open Adobe Premiere and Select your Clip or Adjustment Layer in the Sequence where you want to add the LUT.

Step 3: Add Lumetri Color Effect

Open the Color Workspace by clicking on the Color Tab.

Or navigate to your Effects browser and select “Lumetri Color” and drag it onto your footage.

Step 4: Open the Creative Tab to Load the LUT

In the Lumetri Panel, Open the Creative Tab and select the “Look” dropdown list to navigate to your LUTs we previously added to the Creative Folder. The LUT you select will now be loaded and you should see the look applied to your footage. 

*Conversion LUTs in the Technical Folder appear in the Basic Correction “Input LUT” dropdown list.

Step 5: Alternative Way to Quickly Add a LUT

If you want to just add one LUT quickly, select “Browse” and navigate to the .cube file (which is the LUT) and click “Open.” If you have a Conversion LUT, you would instead load that in the Basic Correction Tab.


Step 6: Adjust LUT Intensity

The LUT you imported will now be loaded and you should see the look applied to your footage.

You can also change the intensity of the LUT by adjusting the Intensity Slider to taste. 

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