Levels


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Levels

Another nice updated effect in After Effects CS5 is the Levels effect. I mean who doesn't use Levels all the time? I'll set my footage and apply Effects > Color Correction > Levels and immediately you'll notice we have a lot more colorful of a Histogram. To explain these colors, let's go back to our RGB color wheel. You see that when we take the primary colors, red, green, and blue, and mix them all together we get white. If we mix just red and green, we get yellow.

Just green and blue, we get cyan. Just blue and red, we get magenta. Once you memorize those relationships, the Histogram makes lot more sense. Any area that's white in the Histogram is where red, green and blue are all present in equal strength. If we I see something like a bit of magenta, that's telling me that both red and blue are both equally present there in equal strengths. The white area below show that there is green mixed it in at a lower level and here we can see where red is little bit s...

Levels
Video duration: 5m 23s 2h 37m Intermediate

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Levels provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques

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Video
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After Effects
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