Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of Colorama, part of After Effects: Insight into Effects.
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Colorama is one of the most powerful and also probably one of the most confusing…color manipulation effects inside After Effects.…However, power users will tell you it's one of the most flexible color effects…as well, so it's worth mastering.…In the next three movies, I'm going to show you, how to set up Colorama and…explain what the parameters do, how to use it as the ultimate Tint effect.…It goes way beyond Tritone and similar effects.…Then how to use it to create Color Cycling, an old psychedelic effect, where colors…travel through gradients.…So settle down, spend some time, master this really cool powerful effect.…
First let's show the basic Colorama setup and explain some of its parameters.…Select the footage and apply Effect > Color Correction > Colorama and watch out…because the defaults are really garish.…A lot of effects in After Effects do have defaults that are a little...…non-optimal, shall we say.…Well, the first thing you want to do in Colorama is twirl down the Input Phase…and the Output Cycle.…
After Effects gurus Chris and Trish Meyer share their real-world insight into how to get the most out of the effects that come bundled with this popular software. After Effects: Insight into Effects covers their favorite effects, hidden gems, optimal parameter ranges, "gotchas" to avoid, and alternative effects to consider. Among other tidbits, this course also contains "special topic" movies that pertain to more than one effect, demonstrate how to use After Effects more efficiently, and compare different effects to try in order to achieve a desired creative result. After Effects: Insight into Effects is recommended for all After Effects users, regardless of which version they use. This ongoing series that will be updated with new movies on a regular basis.
This course was recorded using After Effects CS4, but it contains many timeless concepts and effects. After Effects: Insight into Effects is recommended for all After Effects users, regardless of which version they use. This is an ongoing series that will be updated with new movies on a regular basis.