Join Robbie Carman for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining Lumetri presets with other color corrections, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Lumetri Workflows using SpeedGrade and Direct Link.
- As you start to play with Lumetri presets more inside of Premiere Pro, you're inevitably gonna think "Yeah, that's not perfect. "I wish I could tweak it." Now later on I'll show you how to create your own Lumetri presets, but what do you do if you want to tweak a preset? Well we can't tweak a preset until we send it over to SpeedGrade. But that doesn't mean that you can't combine it with other color correction tools inside of Premiere Pro. And that's what I want to show you in this movie. So here inside of Premiere Pro I have this timeline opened up.
01_04_Combining Lumetri Presets With Other Color Corrections Now in this sequence I have a few shots that we can use. And if I scroll over to my effects panel right here, I'm once again gonna come into a Lumetri Looks folder, and then down to the Temperature folder. I think what I want to go ahead and do is use this preset right here called Duo-toning. And this will kind of give a duo-tone type look. I'm gonna go ahead and drag it over to this first shot. Yeah, okay I like this, it's kind of this blue look. Let me go ahead and play it real quick.
Yeah, it kind of cooled things off, but I'm still not thrilled about the contrast in the shot. Let's go ahead and apply this same preset to the second shot. Yeah, I think it's okay but I want to do more with this. Now I can by combining other color correction tools with this preset. So I'm gonna come back over to my effects tab and scroll back up. And I'm gonna go ahead and search for the three-way. There it is, the Three-way Color Corrector. And I'll go ahead and take this Three-way Color Corrector and drag it on to the second shot, since my playhead's already on it.
And now you'll see that I have the Lumetri preset as well as the Three-way Color Corrector. Now I'm simply gonna come down and, let's not do anything with color yet. I'll come into my levels here, and let's say I want to deepen up the shadows just a little bit more. So I kind of get a little bit of a crushed look on the blacks. And then I'll go ahead and lighten up those mid-tones ever so slightly. And then maybe I'll come down to my saturation category right here. And I'll desaturate so I kinda get a little bit of a flatter look. And then I think actually I want to blow those highlights out just a little bit more.
Alright that's working pretty well. Let me go ahead and toggle this on and off. You can see that's the Lumetri effect just by itself. Now if I go ahead and turn the Three-way Color Corrector on, yeah, we've kind of tweaked that. Now to be clear we haven't actually edited the Lumetri preset. We'd have to do that over in SpeedGrade, which, as I mentioned, I'll show you later on. But you can combine a Lumetri preset with an additional color correction. Now there's one last thing I want to talk about. And that's sort of the positioning of that additional color correction tool.
Now you'll notice right now I have Lumetri effect feeding into the Three-way Color Corrector. Here inside of Premiere Pro effects are fed serially. So meaning that this is the first effect applied to the clip, and then that output feeds this one. I can get a slightly different result, if I take the Three-way Color Corrector and bring it up over the Lumetri effect. Watch what happens to the image. It changed ever so slightly. Now in this case it wasn't a big difference, but depending on the order of your effects you can get slightly different looks. So I think you can see it's pretty easy to combine additional color corrections with Lumetri presets.
Now of course later on as I mentioned, I'll show you how to actually edit Lumetri presets over in SpeedGrade, but for now if you're using presets feel free to combine those presets with other color correction tools that you might already be comfortable with inside of Premiere Pro. Now of course on this timeline I've given you some other shots to play with. And feel free to use presets in combination with other color correction tools including Curves, the Three-way Color Corrector, tints, and so on. And then finally, just be aware that over here in your effects controls tab, the positioning of your effects can matter.
Play around with the positioning of your additional color correction effect before and after the Lumetri effect. Sometimes, depending on the severity or what you've done with your correction, if you apply the Three-way Color Corrector, or whatever filter, before the Lumetri effect, or you apply it afterwards, you'll get a slightly different result. So I think you can see really powerful workflow without ever having to use SpeedGrade. You can get sort of the bulk of the look done with Lumetri effect. And then tweak it with an additional color correction filter.
- Applying Lumetri look presets to clips and adjustment layers
- Combining presets with other color corrections
- Sending a project from Premiere Pro to SpeedGrade and back again
- Merging clips in the Timeline
- Matching clips
- Using Lumetri looks in Photoshop and After Effects