A great way to find inspiration for secondary color corrections is by watching critically acclaimed TV shows and movies. Pleasantville is one that has an interesting effect applied to it. In this video, author Nick Harauz walks you through how to highlight a color in an image and desaturate the others in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're going to take a look…at recreating the Pleasantville effect,…and this is also sometimes referred to…as the Schindler's List effect.…It's where you have a predominant hue or color…in an image, and everything else is pretty much desaturated.…So we've got two shots here in this chapter 5.8 project…that we're going to experiment with,…and see a few different ways that we can do…that within Final Cut Pro X…with the color correction tools at our disposal.…I'm going to select the first shot here…in my timeline by pressing c.…
We'll go to cmd + 6 to go to the color inspector.…Where it says no corrections, I'm going to add…some color wheels, and let's apply a color mask…to this image by selecting the red pixels here…in this man's shirt.…So I'll come here to the mask area…and we'll add a color mask.…I'm going to click and drag to select the majority…of red pixels within this guy's shirt,…and then I'm going to shift + click and drag just…on his shoulder to select a little bit more,…being careful that I don't select too much of his skin tone,…
Note: This version covers the October 2018 update to Final Cut Pro X, including new features such as the comparison view, auditions, compound clips, Photoshop LUTs, exporting to Resolve, and more.
- Using and customizing a color correction workspace
- Making basic corrections
- Previewing adjustments with auditions
- Fixing white balance
- Color matching shots
- Adjusting curves
- Creating a secondary color selection
- Combining shape and color masks
- Applying creative looks with color correction presets
- Creating lookup tables (LUTs) in Photoshop
- Applying filmic looks and effects
- Working with HDR video
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Evaluating and Adjusting Images
2. Making Basic Corrections
3. Working with Curves
Adjusting curves7m 51s
4. Making Secondary Corrections
5. Making Creative Corrections
6. Working with Raw Video
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