Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Gradient Maps in Photoshop, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…While gradients on their own are useful, I absolutely love gradient maps.…And this is essentially taking a gradient, and…mapping its color values to other layers, based on luma values.…So, certain colors match to different darknessses.…The darker areas get this color from the gradient while the brighter areas get…this color.…It's essentially a map, and you take the gradient and…map it to values based on the overall luminosity.…Here's an example of that.…Let's build this up from the ground up.…
I have a texture and a simple photo of a lighthouse.…This photo of the lighthouse has been overlayed on top of the painted texture.…And the painted texture was just that.…We took paint to canvas, and then made a picture of it.…But, of course, we can find many sources for…these sorts of textures or use this one in your project.…Next, a little bit of a curve, and a black and…white adjustment layer simplified everything down.…And now, I'll dial in the gradient map.…Now, the gradient map takes the values and maps it down below.…
- 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
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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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