Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Tinting with Colorama, part of After Effects: Insight into Effects.
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In this movie we're going to focus using Colorama for my personal favorite use,…as the ultimate tinting effect.…I've already set this up in the way I described in the first movie, with…my Output Cycle preset to Ramp Grey. This gives me a grayscale image as…the starting point.…But whenever I'm tinting I want to maximize my Contrast and Input.…I want to get the maximum ranges of dark colors to light colors to feed into…this Output Cycle so I can get more gradations of tints.…So to do that, I'll twirl open Input Phase again, go back to the Get Phase…pop-up and try out some other options.…
Intensity is the default for Black and White;…it's very similar to Lightness.…For something a bit brighter, you can try something like Value.…But none of these are getting me a high degree of contrast of darks to lights.…So, I might try some other phases.…For example, I remember that these rocks were very red.…So let's try the Red channel.…In this case, the water is now turned very dark, almost black, the mountains…
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.