Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Unifying the color palette, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…Another thing you could do to simplify a background is unify the color palette.…Rather than work with full chroma, you can go to things like duotones or tritones.…This use of a simplified palette, conveys the original spirit of the image.…But simplifies things down, and makes it easier for the viewer to digest.…For example.…If I place the title here for our garden center over the photo, it looks good.…And by carefully placing it in a free zone where the photo isn't intersecting,…I'm able to easily read things.…
However, this could be improved.…I like to do things like this.…Strip out the color.…However, something that's very important is that you don't do this the lazy way.…Simply adding a hue saturation layer and…pulling out the saturation, does not give you adequate contrast.…You see in this case, it just removes all the color.…Rather, a much better adjustment is to use the black and white adjustment layer.…The benefit here is that you can dial in values.…Using the on image tool, and clicking in the image, you can now separately control…
- 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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