Intro to Selective Color in After Effects CS5


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Selective Color

The last of the Photoshop derived effects I'll be discussing is Selective Color, and to understand what Selective Color is doing, you really need to understand your color wheel. You do have your RGB, which you're familiar with, but printers, people who work in process color, look at the intermediates, the cyans, magentas, and yellows. And you see yellow is the combination of red and green, cyan is the combination of green and blue, magenta is the combination of blue and red. This is not true in normal artists' attractive colors. This is RGB color space.

So you need to fix this particular color wheel in your mind. You also need to pay attention to your complementary colors. What colors are across from each other in the RGB color wheel? For example, cyan is across from red. That means increasing the amount of cyan in an image may reduce the apparent amount of redness in an image. Decreasing cyan will make red appear to be more prominent, because they are across from each other in...

Selective Color
Video duration: 2m 55s 2h 37m Intermediate

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Selective Color 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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