Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 23, 2016
Duration
2h 15m
Description

In Adobe CC Color Grading Tips, you'll learn a variety of techniques for correcting color in your footage in Adobe CC. You'll also learn about the new Color Themes and Looks features in the Adobe Capture CC mobile app, which can assist you in your color grading. Finally, you'll learn about some special effects to polish up your color-graded footage.

About the author
About the author

Chad Troftgruben is a freelance animator and screencaster who specializes in Animate CC, Moho, After Effects and Premiere. He has been working with Flash since 2002 which resulted in the creation of several cartoons for both entertainment and commercial purposes.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi guys, my name is Chad Troftgruben and this is grading tips for Premiere and After Effects CC. With Premiere and After Effects you have a wide range of tools which allow you to go in and correct footage should the colors be off. You can also go further and stylize your footage by grading. And you can approach this in a number of different ways. While we could argue that SpeedGrade is probably the best color correcting app in the Adobe suite, if you are a longtime user of Premiere or After Effects you might not want to jump over and start learning a whole new application. These two pieces of software do stand on their own. I could argue that After Effects is a bit more advanced but that's why I created this course. You're going to get a little bit of the basic and a little bit of the advanced. So to get started we'll dive into Premiere. We'll work with some basic effects just to warm up. Then we'll dive into the new color workspace where we'll work with basic correction, the creative tools, curves, color wheels, and even applying vignettes. Then it's onto correcting a night shot in After Effects. We thought that this would be a good example in After Effects because night shots are typically kind of difficult to correct. We'll examine the original footage and determine what we want to do. Then we'll prepare the footage on the timeline. We'll do some brightness in contrast, some grading. We'll remove and replace the grain that's in the shot. We'll track the faces so that we can apply exposure settings to the faces specifically. Then we're going to go even further by applying special effects. We'll build a lens flare, animate it out. We'll even add some more rain into the shot where there's a gap, and I'll talk briefly about third party plug-ins and how they can benefit your productions. Finally, we will take a look at Adobe Capture which is a smartphone or tablet application you can you in conjunction with Premiere and After Effects. You can create your own looks on the fly just by taking pictures and uploading them to your library. Then you can access these looks in addition to color swatches or themes that you create in the application. By the time you're done here you should have a pretty good understanding of how you can approach color correcting in both Premiere and After Effects. So I hope you're ready because we're about to get started.