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Using a mask with a sky correction

From: Up and Running with SpeedGrade CC

Video: Using a mask with a sky correction

In an earlier movie, we took a look at using secondaries in their own grading clip to expand out the sky and give it a lot more pop and oomph. We're picking up right. We're we left off in 07_02_DML_END. And just looking at what we did on the sky expansion, you can see just how nice and poppy that is. Sometimes a client will object a little bit because it's almost. It almost looks a little too gray, it looks a little too unnatural for the entire sky to look that way.

Using a mask with a sky correction

In an earlier movie, we took a look at using secondaries in their own grading clip to expand out the sky and give it a lot more pop and oomph. We're picking up right. We're we left off in 07_02_DML_END. And just looking at what we did on the sky expansion, you can see just how nice and poppy that is. Sometimes a client will object a little bit because it's almost. It almost looks a little too gray, it looks a little too unnatural for the entire sky to look that way.

And one great way of addressing that concern is combining the secondary with the mask, and I do this all the time on skies. I 'm going to go in here and turn on a vignette mask. I'm going to soften it up quite a bit. And then I'm going to take this vignette and put it off over on a portion of the sky up here on the left hand side in this case, just, just because I have to make a decision and put it somewhere. And then I'm going to take this and maybe feather this out a little bit more, just to give it a little more of an organic feel.

So it doesn't feel quite so circular. And then I'm going to come down and on this secondary layer, I'm going to apply this mask to the inside. And now, let's hide out color grading panel, so we get a nice good look at this. And as I turn this layer on and off, you can see that we've now restricted this grade to a smaller portion of the sky. So this is an example of how you can use a mask along with your secondary isolation, to help integrate your grade a little more organically into the rest of the image so it doesn't look quite so keyed.

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Up and Running with SpeedGrade CC

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  1. 30m 23s
    1. Welcome
      3m 40s
    2. Where does SpeedGrade fit in a post-production workflow?
      5m 7s
    3. Exploring additional equipment
      5m 28s
    4. Using the exercise files
      9m 7s
    5. What's new in 7.1
      4m 57s
    6. What's new in 7.2
      2m 4s
  2. 46m 7s
    1. Interface overview
      7m 7s
    2. Navigating to media in the Media Browser
      4m 58s
    3. Direct Link vs. Native
      5m 39s
    4. Direct Link on the Mac
      2m 54s
    5. Manipulating the viewer
      5m 44s
    6. Manipulating the Timeline
      5m 3s
    7. Using analysis tools to evaluate contrast and exposure
      6m 42s
    8. Using analysis to evaluate color
      8m 0s
  3. 23m 14s
    1. Importing clips directly into SpeedGrade
      4m 42s
    2. Using automatic scene detection
      5m 53s
    3. Sending a sequence from Premiere Pro to SpeedGrade
      6m 6s
    4. Using an edit decision list (EDL) to conform a project
      6m 33s
  4. 35m 30s
    1. Colorist lingo: What is a primary correction?
      4m 11s
    2. Understanding the 3-Way controls: Contrast
      4m 59s
    3. Understanding the 3-Way controls: Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights
      5m 26s
    4. Understanding the 3-Way controls: Hue and Saturation
      5m 16s
    5. Using the slider controls
      6m 39s
    6. Adding, deleting, and working with primary layers
      8m 59s
  5. 17m 9s
    1. Making initial contrast and color adjustments
      6m 59s
    2. Balancing your shots by removing color casts
      6m 6s
    3. Grading in passes
      4m 4s
  6. 48m 23s
    1. Colorist lingo: What is a secondary correction?
      2m 9s
    2. Colorist lingo: The vignette
      1m 42s
    3. Using masks
      9m 43s
    4. Mask linking
      5m 41s
    5. Maks and layer linking
      2m 30s
    6. Grading layers and grading clips
      5m 29s
    7. Tracking masks and using the keyframing controls
      8m 15s
    8. Understanding the secondary layer
      8m 16s
    9. Pulling HSL keys and limiting with masks
      4m 38s
  7. 11m 25s
    1. Tracking a face
      5m 25s
    2. Keying and grading skies
      4m 18s
    3. Using a mask with a sky correction
      1m 42s
  8. 27m 10s
    1. Copying corrections from one shot to another
      4m 59s
    2. Using the Snapshot Browser
      7m 19s
    3. Using the Continuity Checker
      5m 47s
    4. Using the Shot Matcher
      4m 14s
    5. Saving and recalling grades
      4m 51s
  9. 14m 8s
    1. Understanding the Look layer
      7m 55s
    2. Saving and applying looks using the Look Manager and Look presets
      6m 13s
  10. 17m 8s
    1. Colorist lingo: RAW, LOG, and look-up tables (LUTs)
      5m 5s
    2. Controls for RAW footage
      5m 46s
    3. Understanding LOG (flat) footage and LUTs
      6m 17s
  11. 19m 40s
    1. Setting up a render
      6m 42s
    2. Importing rendered media back in Premiere Pro
      2m 40s
    3. Sharing looks between SpeedGrade and Premiere Pro
      5m 35s
    4. Direct Link to Premiere Pro
      4m 43s
  12. 4m 36s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 36s
    2. Goodbye
      2m 0s

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