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Premiere Pro Guru: Blending Mode Secrets
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Premiere Pro Guru: Blending Mode Secrets

with Richard Harrington

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Hi, my name's Rich Harrington, and welcome

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Premiere Pro Guru: Blending Mode Secrets
1h 36m Intermediate Jul 25, 2014

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Get a detailed look at the secret sauce of filmmakers, motion graphics artists, and colorists: blend modes. In this course you'll learn how to unlock their power and create compelling new looks for your videos. Premiere Pro guru Rich Harrington shows you how to import blend modes from Photoshop and After Effects, color correct your footage exclusively with blend modes, and create a number of special effects, including reducing wrinkles, adding texture, creating a moving illustration, and even relighting a shot.

Topics include:
  • Identifying blend modes
  • Using blend modes in files from After Effects and Photoshop
  • Color correcting with blend modes
  • Softening skin
  • Hiding noise and grain
  • Creating high-contrast or cartoon looks
  • Relighting a shot with blend modes
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Richard Harrington

Introduction

Hi, my name's Rich Harrington, and welcome to this course on exploring blending modes. Blending modes are the designer's secret. And they really allow you to combine multiple layers together to get new and interesting results. So you might be wondering, what do they have to do with video editing? Well, it turns out that blending modes can solve a bunch of problems, both technical as well as aesthetic ones. And there's some really cool things that can done. In this course, we're going to explore blending modes, both inside of Premiere Pro, and then occasionally jumping out to applications like After Effects and Photoshop.

And the great news is, is that blending modes are built into the core of Adobe tools. Which means fantastic real time performance. If you're coming to Premiere Pro from another editing system, you may never have touched blending modes in the past because they either weren't available or were incredibly slow to try to access. But with Premiere, I'd like to encourage you to rethink your approach to working with blending modes. And in this course I'm going to show you a lot of different interesting and cool ways to make 'em a part of your workflow

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