Sometimes during production, because of the way the weather is that day the sky may be blown out or not as blue as you would like. How do you fix this with blending modes? In this movie, author Jeff Greenberg walks you through how to create a sky gradient to recover a blown out sky in Final Cut Pro X.
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- An old school photographer's trick…is to put a gradient filter…with a nice blue at the top…right on the front of their lens.…That way if the sky wasn't perfect,…it's perfect.…I'm gonna show you how to build that…technique here in Final Cut 10.…Here on my timeline, I'm going to…have to add an element, a gradient to my clip.…In my Generators, I happen to have a gradient.…If you can't find it, you can just go ahead…here at the search and type in grad.…There's my gradient.…I'm gonna put a perfectly on top of this clip.…As you can see, it just needs a…little bit of help with that sky.…
I'm gonna mark the clip with the letter X,…puts a perfect in and out on the clip.…I'm gonna come over here, hit the letter Q.…It's gonna add that as a connected clip,…perfectly on top, and there I have my gradient.…This gradient isn't perfect yet.…We're gonna adjust it in a second,…but before we do, I'm gonna change my video mode here…from normal to my personal favorite, Overlight.…You can see how it's going through it's blue.…Let's turn that back off a second.…
- 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