Magic Bullet Looks

Tools Drawer

The Tools Drawer displays the individual tools available in Magic Bullet Looks. The Drawer is opened by mousing over the vertical hot zone on the right side of the screen. Alternatively, you can press "T" to toggle whether the Tools Drawer is opened or closed.


How they are organized

These tools are organized into five areas: Subject, Matte, Lens, Camera and Post. Each area has a particular kind of functionality and represents a part of the virtual camera that Looks simulates. Some tools overlap in functionality and therefore are accessed in multiple Tool areas. You can mouse over the individual tools for descriptions that appear in tooltips.

This page has an overview of each Tool Area. Go to the Tool Chain page for more details.


Tool Presets

Each Tool can have a set of Tool Presets. You can access and save tool presets in the control pane after applying each Tool. The first parameter in each Tool is a preset dropdown that will allow you to alter the Tool to an existing preset or save a new Tool preset based off of your current modifications to the tool.

 Subject Tool Area

Subject Tools alter your image before being processed in the virtual camera. They are used to change the lighting on the subject or to do some pre-correction on the image.


Subject Tools

Exposure, Spot Exposure, Grad Exposure, Contrast, Color Contrast, Warm/Cool, Hue/Saturation, Colorista, 4-Way Color, Curves, Fill Light, Spot Fill, Shadows/Highlights, Pop, Cosmo, Chromatic Aberration, and LUT.

See all of the Subject Tools

Matte Tool Area

Matte Tools mimic filters that would fit in a real-world matte box.


Matte Tools

Exposure, Color Filter, Gradient, Diffusion, Star Filter

See all of the Matte Tools

Lens Tool Area

Lens Tools alter the virtual lens of the camera and offer emulation of real-world lens effects.


Lens Tools

Exposure, Lens Vignette, Lens Distortion, Chromatic Aberration, Edge Softness, Swing-Tilt, Haze/Flare, Anamorphic Flare

See all of the Lens Tools

Camera Tool Area

Camera Tools affect the virtual recording of the image. These tools emulate real-world film processes or types of films that could be loaded into a real-world film camera.


Camera Tools

Exposure, Warm/Cool, Renoiser, Neg Bleach Bypass, Film Negative, Contrast, Color Contrast, Black & White, 2-Strip Process, Shutter Streak, LUT, Curves, Shoulder

See all of the Camera Tools

Post Tool Area

The Post tools are the final development stage for your look treatment. Post tools offer a wide variety of operations that typically happen post-shoot.


Post Tools

Exposure, Warm/Cool, Renoiser, Print Bleach Bypass, Film Print, Contrast, Color Contrast, Spot Exposure, Grad Exposure, Chromatic Aberration, Colorista, 4-Way Color, Hue/Saturation, HSL Colors, Duotone, Pop, Telecine Net,  Mojo II, LUT, Curves, S Curve, Shoulder

See all of the Post Tools