Do you need some quick ways to help color correct and recover shots? Blending modes are a great way to easily color your footage. How do you create an adjustment layer to use for color correction? Author Jeff Greenberg demonstrates how to create an adjustment layer in Apple Motion to color correct footage with a blend mode in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
- I've just fixed an overexposed shot.…And, in an ideal world,…I might want to add a little color correction to it.…Maybe just add a little bit of warmth.…Maybe a little red or a little oranges in the midtones.…And I can do that, here, in Final Cut 10.…But, to do it, I would need to select both of these items,…put them into a compound clip.…This is something I don't wanna do,…because then I can't interact with the elements anymore.…What I really want is an adjustment layer…and, sadly, Final Cut Pro 10…doesn't have an adjustment layer.…But, if you own Motion,…you can build one in about 10 seconds.…
I'm gonna build it.…And I'm gonna make sure it's available beyond this class,…in case you don't own Motion.…So, I'll just switch over to Motion.…Close up any documents I have there.…I'm gonna say File, New, Create a New Title, say Open.…I'm gonna delete the title here.…And I'm done.…File menu, Save As.…I'm going to call it adjustment layer.…I'm gonna go ahead and put it…in my category called the blend class.…
Just as equally, if you didn't have this,…
- How do blending modes work?
- Getting best performance from FCP X
- Overlay text
- Knocking out white
- Revealing elements
- Correcting color
- Creating day for night
- Using luma key for partial selections
- Creating alpha effects
- Using third-party flickers and grunge