March 19, 2011
The color correction tool isn’t only for fixing discolored footage. You can also use it to stylize your shots with color effects. Whether you want to single out a specific color, apply an overall tint, or enhance the colors for a more vibrant picture, Secondary Color Correction is a great way to add an artistic flair to your videos.
The goal of Secondary Color Correction is to single out a color value for adjustment without affecting the other colors in the shot. By opening your Secondary Color Corrector tool and selecting the eye dropper, you’re able to pick the exact hue you want to adjust. For example, if you’re making a video about a nature hike you took, and you want the fall trees to look more stunning than they already do, you would simply use the eyedropper to click the shade, say yellow, that you’d like to enhance. Once selected, you can use the color wheel within the tool to alter the hue to your liking. Turning up the saturation can also give your hues an added punch. Be aware that any object within the frame containing the selected hue will be altered. Also, if you’re going for a look that is realistic, subtlety is the key.
Secondary Color Correction can give your dull images an added boost and make each frame as stunning as the next. In our eDoc, Color Correction 201, you will learn how to take your video to the next level with the use of Secondary Color Correction filters, style, and color enhancement. Find out how you can create better videos with Secondary Color Correction by downloading Color Correction 201, today!
Editing Tip: Color Enhancement