Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Color grading for sunset, part of VFX Techniques: Building Replacement with After Effects.
We have integrated the new Matte Painting into the scene and it's looking nice.…However, there is one major series of steps left to take and that is color grading.…You will notice right now that the colors don't match; the matte painting is…very blue and also the original footage, it does not really match the sunset,…it's not very orange or pink, so we can apply various color effects to different…layers to try to integrate all these elements together.…So let's start with the sunset, let's make sure the sunset is the way we want it…first, and we'll match everything to that.…If I zoom in I can see that maybe there is a little bit too much green or…greenish tan inside the sunset, so what I can do is go to the sunset layer and…apply some color effects.…
So I'll start with Effect>Color Correction>Color Balance. Then also Effect>Color…Correction>Hue/Saturation.…The Color Balance allows you to adjust the balance between red, green, and blue in…the Shadow, Midtone, and Highlight area.…Now you can move these sliders around interactively just to see the result,…
Learn how to track the footage with the Adobe After Effects 3D Camera Tracker, replace areas such as the sky, rotoscope moving elements such as buildings and cars, and integrate a digital matte painting so it gains appropriate shifts in perspective and scale. You'll also apply color-grading techniques and learn how to fabricate reflections. The course also covers an alternative motion-tracking workflow with the Foundry CameraTracker plugin.
- Using the After Effects 3D Camera Tracker
- Applying tracking data to 3D layers
- Constructing and refining motion graphics
- Keying out the sky
- Rotoscoping to remove and save features
- Using the Foundry CameraTracker plugin
- Creating reflections
- Color grading