Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Desaturate with Tint, part of After Effects Compositing 02: Matching Foreground to Background.
…In this scene, you may have noticed me using…the tint effect to lower the saturation of the cube.…Now, you may be wondering, why did I do it that way when…there's a perfectly useful hue saturation effect…in which I can lower the saturation.…So, now I'm going to get into a bit of extreme…nerdy detail about the difference between hue and saturation and tint.…But this is very important.…Particularly if you're ever trying to create a black and white image.…To show you this, I'm going to use this custom created graphic.…
[BLANK_AUDIO].…So here we have a number of characters that are pure digital colors.…Red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow.…I'll apply hue and saturation, and lower saturation.…And something very strange happens.…The characters disappear because as I desaturated them, they became pure gray.…Now technically, that seems like the right thing, but…in fact, your eye perceives them differently, which is…why a black and white image isn't just pure…gray, if the luminance levels are all the same.…
So I'll turn that off, and instead apply the tint effect.…
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- Matching color in black and white
- Matching levels with proportions
- Desaturating with tint
- Creating depth of field
- Reducing or removing grain
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Compositing Is Matching
2. More Complex Compositing
3. Introducing Depth
4. Organize Projects for VFX
5. Befriend Noise and Grain
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