Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Color correction and enhancement, part of Pictures that Move: Creating Cinemagraphs with Photoshop, After Effects, Flixel, and Cliplets.
- Adobe After Effects contains a wealth of filters…for adjusting color and exposure.…In fact, it has more tools than even Adobe Photoshop does,…because After Effects is used with all types of formats,…both still and video.…Let's explore a few popular tools…to make our image look better.…To start, I'll set the images to Fit.…This makes it easier to judge the whole image.…There we go.…My preferred technique is to add an adjustment layer…by choosing Layer > New > Adjustment Layer.…
This will apply an effect above everything else.…Now, you can apply any of…the color correction effects you already know,…such as a Curves adjustment.…You'll see the Curves dialog, and it's just like Photoshop.…We can do things like slightly lift the shadows…while recovering the highlights.…And if we toggle the FX on and off, you can see that change.…Additionally, I like to name my layers.…
So I'll call this one Curves.…I'll add another adjustment layer,…and this time, I'll add a Fast Blur effect.…Effect > Blur > Fast Blur.…Repeat the edge pixel…
- Planning a cinemagraph shot
- Shooting video and time lapses for cinemagraphs
- Combining stills
- Developing a cinemagraph
- Loading image sequences and video
- Creating and refining masks
- Correcting color
- Saving and optimizing GIF images and video
Skill Level Advanced
Using the exercise files1m 20s
1. What Are Cinemagraphs?
2. Essential Shooting Techniques
3. Developing a Cinemagraph
Bandwidth considerations5m 41s
4. Creating Cinemagraphs with Photoshop
5. Creating Cinemagraphs with Flixel
6. Creating Cinemagraphs with After Effects
7. Creating Cinemagraphs with Cliplets
8. Optimizing the Images
Next steps1m 30s
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