Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Toggle and float panels to optimize your workspace, part of After Effects Compositing 02: Matching Foreground to Background.
…There’s something of a secret weapon and it’s hidden…in plain sight right in the After Effects user interface.…So, before we move on to some pretty complex and subjective color adjustments,…let’s look how the Info panel comes into play for this kind of work.…So, as I move my cursor around the image, you see numbers…in the Info panel, and those reflect the colors underneath the cursor.…Well that by itself is really useful, or it would…be if only I weren't working in 16 bit per channel.…Because in this color space, these values are pretty useless.…
Pure white is 32,768, black is zero.…That's useful enough.…And the intervening values are hard to even read.…But don't let this complicated set of color values discourage you…from working in this otherwise very…useful, accurate and efficient color space.…Instead of just living with these values.…You can go to the Info panel and switch…from auto color display to either decimal or percent.…I'll choose decimal, I really like this color space because its values of zero…
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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
VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Facewith Lee Lanier2h 42m 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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