3D LUT issues with Photoshop CC

Community Beginner ,
Nov 12, 2015 Nov 12, 2015

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Hi,

Sometimes I like to grade my images using Look Up Tables however yesterday all of a sudden many of them didn't want to work properly.

For example, 2 Strip look just produced a black canvas, and 3 Strip look caused these two error messages...........

Could not parse the 3D LUT because of a problem using the Adobe Color Engine.


And then I click OK and I receive........

There was a problem reading the selected 3DLUT file.


Any ideas??

Thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2015 Dec 20, 2015

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Same here, problem started when I updated to CC 2015.1 version in Mac OS (10.11.2). Now, version 2015.1.1 is installed and the problem persists,

It only happens with ".look" extenssion LUTs.

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Valorous Hero ,
Dec 20, 2015 Dec 20, 2015

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Hi All,

Could you please check if anything changes if you view the image at 100%, If it does not make any difference then please uninstall and reinstall Photoshop as that would recreate the LUT files which are just presets.

Just make sure that the application folder is deleted after uninstall incase the files are damaged and that’s the source of the issue.


Regards

Sarika

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 21, 2015 Dec 21, 2015

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Hi Sarika, thanks for the advice, I re installed Photoshop and it worked at first but after I closed and opened back the app this issue showed up again. .look Luts still not working if applied as color lookup adjustment layers, all I still get is a black screen at any zoom %.

Any other ideas?

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Valorous Hero ,
Dec 22, 2015 Dec 22, 2015

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Do you use the Adobe SpeedGrade application?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2015 Dec 22, 2015

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I do, there's where I grade Adobe Premiere projects sometimes.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2015 Dec 22, 2015

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‌After replacing Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 and then installing the latest version of Photoshop CC I no longer have this issue as of yet. I will keep you posted.

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Valorous Hero ,
Dec 23, 2015 Dec 23, 2015

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Thanks for the update.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 24, 2015 Dec 24, 2015

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Problem persists on Mac OS 10.11.2 El Capitan

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Explorer ,
Dec 25, 2015 Dec 25, 2015

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Same here got the problem on Mac OS 10.11.2 El Capitan.

Some work some just give a black screen.

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New Here ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Please check the screenshot. I'm having the this issue. While i use  .look LUT option my work area turns to black. I have reinstalled 3 times and tried lot tutorials i cant get it back. Please help me to solve this

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Hi sivaranjaniv34431990          

While i use .look LUT option my work area turns to black. I have reinstalled 3 times and tried lot tutorials i cant get it back. Please help me to solve this

This is a bug with the *.look  LUTs in the current version (CC2017.0.1).

You may want to add a comment to the issue report here:

CC2017 Color look up table issue | Photoshop Family Customer Community

If you need the look up table - CC2015.5 works correctly (you can have the older version installed alongside the current version)

Dave

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LEGEND ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Just to add a supplement to Dave's answer. If you really do need the *.look LUTs , you can use the CC2015.5 versions and Export them with the same names as  *.cube LUTs. Simply then put them in the folder

'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Presets\3DLUTs'

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Hi Terri - I think the bug is with the application. The actual LUTs are the same in both versions.

Dave

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LEGEND ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Hi Dave,

yes the LUTs are the same except the *.look ones work in CC2015.5 so you can Export them

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and then just copy the *.cube file to the CC2017 preset folder. It does actually work. I don't know why but whenever you create a LUT file manually they always load more slowly than the default Photoshop LUTs, but apart from that 5 second delay it serves as a workaround.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2017

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Hi Terri

Now I understand. I had previously tried copying the *.look LUTs from 2015.5 to 2017 and that does not work. It is not the LUTs that are broken it is the handling of them.

However - by exporting them - you are creating a new *.CUBE LUT which, being a different type,  can be used in CC2017. 


Good workaround !

Dave

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New Here ,
May 19, 2018 May 19, 2018

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will this work with Photoshop cc2018

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New Here ,
Feb 12, 2017 Feb 12, 2017

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hi davescm

   I may use older version but Select and mask option is not same as like in cc2017.0.1  and i thought that im only having this issue. let see Adobe will clear this bug by next update

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New Here ,
May 13, 2016 May 13, 2016

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I still have the problem on the current version. Mac here El Capitan 10.11.4 . Export the 3dlut file fine, but when I try to use it in an adjustment layer or through an adjustment, it gives me the Could not parse color engine error, and then the problem reading the 3dlut file.

I just started using the feature for video, and I am certain speedgrade will do it faster, but PS is what I currently know, sor I can going to batch edit all the raw video files to add the color lookup to them - automating the process as much as possible.

Help?

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LEGEND ,
May 14, 2016 May 14, 2016

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As you probably already know Photoshop CC has had serious problems on the Mac with graphics drivers. It was there with Yosemite and got worse with El Capitan. Most commonly people are asked to switch off the GPU via preferences or reduce the settings from Advanced to Basic. These alternatives however drastically compromise the performance of the entire graphics subsystem. Given the problems with the Mac graphic component it is therefore not surprising that a feature depending on the color look up table related to the graphics card or chip struggles to work. Sorry to tell you its not an Adobe coding issue as Color Lookup adjustment layers work fine on the PC, but instead this rests completely at the door of Apple and will continue until they put more resources into developing more robust and better designed software for their graphic cards

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2018

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I downloaded a new lut set from a photographer, and, as instructed, I put the cube files into the 3DLUTS folder under program files. But whenever I try to use them in photoshop it gives me the same error. I can see the new luts in the list but they wont work when I click on them. HELP

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 01, 2018 Feb 01, 2018

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What version of Photoshop are you using?

Can you post a link to the LUT so we can test it.

Dave

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New Here ,
Feb 06, 2018 Feb 06, 2018

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Im using phototshop CC 2017, and I bought the LUTS from this website https://sellfy.com/p/EaHg/

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May 29, 2021 May 29, 2021

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Could not parse the 3d LUT because of a problem using the  adobe color engine 

 Plz my problem sol

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