Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Why isn't color matching automatic?, part of After Effects Compositing 02: Matching Foreground to Background.
…You may be wondering whether color matching is…something that computer software could learn to do automatically.…And the truth is that it can, but only in very specific cases in which it might be…just as simple to match by eye using the methods we've already learned here.…I revisited this shot to redo it using SpeedGrade's auto match feature.…I've applied the result to the foreground layer.…It's just a single dot look file and it uses…the apply color let effect to be loaded into After Effects.…
Notice there's nothing you can adjust here.…You can just turn it on, or off.…So let's take a look at how this was created in SpeedGrade.…to get started, create a new ir dot cp file, that the SpeedGrade file…format, and navigate to where the source shots live in this Unix style…tree and folder interface, it's a little unfamiliar to adobe users.…Next, load the foreground and background shots by…clicking the plus key next to each of them.…
And they go into this timeline just below.…Switch to the color tab, and drag the play head through…
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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
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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