Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Match color in black and white, part of After Effects Compositing 02: Matching Foreground to Background.
…We've just barely begun this course, and already I get to…share with you one of my very favorite visual effects techniques.…By working with levels on individual color channels,…you can match to virtually any combination of images.…Even if color matching has always given you trouble, or you lack a good monitor.…Really even if you're completely colorblind, this approach makes…the matching process not only accurate, but kind of fun.…Here you see a couple of images that are clearly…very similar and seem like they should already match perfectly.…
Looking at the source layers, we have a backplate of a car driving by.…And a foreground, which is just roughly masked, of a skater…who's going to appear to jump the car when we reposition him.…So why are the levels so dramatically different?…Why is the foreground so much brighter and greener?…The two shots were taken at dramatically different frame rates.…This foreground was shot at very high speed,…480 frames per second on a Phantom Flex camera.…The background was taken by the very same camera with…
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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
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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