Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Achieving proper contrast in video graphics, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Terms and Technology (2014).
- Because video formats are often compressed,…and viewed under different lighting conditions,…I find it really important to achieve…a proper contrast ratio within the individual graphic.…Now, I'm going to apply this contrast ratio initially…just to an image, but we will take a look…at a layered graphic a little bit later.…Let's start with this flattened file.…And to do this, I prefer to use the Curves Adjustment.…I could click on it in the Adjustments Panel.…With this line, this indicates the contrast.…
If I pull this line down,…you see that it got darker in the midtones.…Or brighter.…Let's reset.…A classic shape is to apply a Medium Contrast Curve,…which will pull the shadows down slightly,…while lifting the highlights.…This is an easy way to add contrast within an image,…and increase the dynamic range of the details.…Let's reset that.…
One simple way to do this is with the On Image Tool,…which allows you to click and pull up or down,…to better define the tonal range…of the different areas in the image.…And you see how quickly I can get in there…
- When to use vector vs. raster graphics
- Working with high-dynamic-range images
- Choosing the right color space
- Understanding file extensions and file formats
- Maintaining broadcast-safe color and luminance levels
- Configuring Photoshop and Illustrator workspaces and preferences
- Using templates
- Building titles
- Sizing photos or logos
- Saving Photoshop and Illustrator files for video graphics
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1. Core Technology for Video Graphics
2. Broadcast-Safe Issues
3. Setting Up Photoshop for a Video Workflow
4. Setting Up Illustrator for a Video Workflow
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