Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Simplified duotone backgrounds, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…I'm a classic person here when it comes to photography and history.…I love history.…I love traditional photography techniques, and I find that the use of…Duotones really go a long way to making an image look simple yet…classy, and it works quite well as a backdrop.…Here, I have just that.…And what I want to do is really dial in the look.…Now, you'll see that we can make some tweaks along the way,…introducing different colors or intensities or gradient maps.…
But all of these are going to give us a different look.…To start, at the base is a simple photo.…In this case, it's a photo of the wall in Jerusalem.…A place of historical significance to many religions.…Above this is the use a color technique.…Now there are several different ways to pull this off.…With a hue saturation adjustment layer, you could just click Colorize.…And this allows you to choose a color from the hue slider.…Once you find the color you want,…you can also use the saturation slider to adjust intensity and…the lightness slider to refine the overall balance of lights to darks.…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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