Not only can you create Input Lookup Tables (LUTs), you can also store creative adjustments as Creative Looks that you can apply to multiple clips. How do you create a Creative Look in Adobe Premiere Pro? In this movie, author Richard Harrington walks you through how to make a Creative Look in Premiere Pro.
- Earlier, you learned how to save a set of basic corrections as an input lut, we stored them as a cube file. However, you can also store creative adjustments as a creative look, and this is the dot look file that is native to Adobe. This will allow you to apply a creative look and then use a simple slider, for more or less. Let's open up this sequence 3.5. And in this case, I've got two shots. These are both shot at the same location and I've applied several adjustments to this first shot.
You'll see a film stock is applied, we adjusted the intensity of that, applied some sharpening vibrance and a little overall balance. I'm just going to put a little more into the blues for the shadows, grab that and pull. That feels good. If we look at the next shot in the scene, same location, same settings, it doesn't match at all aesthetically. What I want to do is save this. So, all of the adjustments, including any basic correction, creative correction, the Vignette controls, additionally any curves you might have made to the image, adding emphasis to any particular sections.
For example, let's go up to the blues here really quick and just really make that blue nice and rich. So the blue paper cuts through. That looks good. When I save this, I can export it as a look file. I'll store this with my folder here and we're going to store that as a look. And I will call this, Children's Museum, where this was shot. And click Save.
Now, if I go to my next shot, I can take advantage and load that up. I'll come down here to the creative section, click the pop-up menu and choose Browse. You can now navigate to that look and load it. You'll notice in doing so, that it applies that same look as the previous shot, giving it the overall style. You are now free to use the basic correction controls to make minor basic correction.
I can recover the highlights just a little more. I can lift the shadows slightly to recover the faces. But restore the black. I'm free to use any of the basic corrections to quickly adjust the technical qualities of the shot. But aesthetically, the two shots cut together very well and the filmic look that I've created, as well as the mood of color and tone are preserved in that creative look.
And remember, if the creative look isn't exactly right, with the Intensity slider, you can simply back it off slightly for less, or drag to the right for more, allowing you to essentially double the effect, which is way too strong here leading to some banding in color. But in this case, just a little less feels about right and I'll click between the two shots. One, two. I like the aesthetic qualities and the use of a creative look has allowed me to apply consistency through my project.
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- Fixing white balance and achieving the proper tone
- Achieving proper tone and restoring the correct saturation
- Sharpening video
- Saving corrections as a Look
- Adjust RGB and use Hue Saturation curves
- Balancing color with color wheels
- Relighting a scene using Lighting Effects
- Stabilizing the exposure
- Changing color and neutralizing color
- Removing grain with After Effects
- Fixing overexposed and underexposed footage
- Adding a vignette or border
- Working with raw video, a .R3D file, and a DPX sequence