Corrective Color Balance


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Corrective Color Balance

A lot of people complain that After Effects does not contain its own 3-way color corrector. Well actually it does. It just has a terrible user interface. It's called the Color Balance effect. Color Balance allows you to adjust the Red, Green and Blue channels individually in shadows, midtones and the highlights. These are overlapping ranges of pixel values that control how an image looks and you can go ahead and create all sorts of custom adjustments, give the shadows a particular deep say purple tint, give the highlights a bit of a warm reddish tint or you can use this to remove color cast from an image.

So I'm going to show you primarily how to use Color Balance to neutralize color cast in an image, then touch on some of the creative applications of it at the end. Here I've the piece of archive of footage with some sepia or reddish tints in it. I would like to neutralize those tints either to get back to very clean, well balanced image or to use it as a starting point for more...

Corrective Color Balance
Video duration: 8m 15s 3h 31m Intermediate

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Corrective Color Balance provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects: Insight into Effects

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Video
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After Effects
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