Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Apply Color LUT, part of After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques.
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A color look up table is a small file that translates colors.…It's basically used to adjust for how a device may display colors, how it may…capture colors, or the intent of an artist like a colorist.…For example, a color look up table for a specific projector may say, hey, this…projector tends to broadcast reds a bit stronger than it should, so let's go…through a table and reduce the amount of reds from what you're feeding me to…compensate for what the projector does.…At another extreme, a colorist may say, "I want my grays to be cool, I want my…highlights to be warm, I want my purples to have a bit more red in them."…A color look up table can be used to embody those modifications and those…adjustments as well.…
Well, After Effect CS5 has just added an Apply color look up table effect.…Let me show you quickly how to use it.…Let's say I'm working on a film and a colorist has already been deciding what…color cast to add to different scenes.…So in this particular scene a colorist has already developed a particular look…
Chris and Trish Meyer have been using After Effects since version 1.0 and have written ten books about the program, and they are always among the first to dive into each new version and discover what it offers to their fellow motion graphics artists. Chris takes you under the hood and explains how each new feature works in After Effects CS5. This course covers both the technical and creative implications of this latest release, including tutorials on the new Roto Brush tool and mocha version 2, blending modes, text options, and new and improved user interface elements in Adobe After Effects CS5. Numerous examples show the most efficient ways to use the new features and avoid potential pitfalls when applying techniques. Chris ends with a discussion of which users will get them most out of upgrading to After Effects CS5.
- Reviewing After Effects' 64-bit system requirements
- Mastering the new Roto Brush tool plus Refine Matte
- Warping with FreeForm
- Motion tracking with mocha version 2
- Matting with mocha shape, including adding motion blur
- Extruding in 3D with Repoussé
- Importing RED footage
- Using Color Finesse and updated blending modes