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Basic Color Grading
Learn to Edit Marketing Videos with Adobe Premiere
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Basic Color Grading

In this Adobe Premiere lesson, we will use the Lumetri color panel to grade our footage using the comparison view.

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Okay guys, let's go ahead and take a look at some of the basic color grading principles that I like to follow. So you'll notice that on this particular intro, the colors are kind of a little bit off from this frontal shot versus this one.
And so what I'd like to do is figure out a way for us to make sure that they're both aligned and using the same colors.
All right. And the way we want to do that is again, we're going to create this as a nest so that we can work comfortably. In our color workspace, then I'm going to move over to my color workspace like that. You're going to see the Lumetri panel available for you to start playing around with different sections.
What's really interesting here is that you can compare, really quickly using the settings tool. So over here, we have a comparison view. This is the one we want to compare it with. This one seems like it needs some contrast as well, this one's feels very contrasty.
Over here in the basic corrections all we got to do is while we're selecting this one, we can start shifting a little bit of the contrast so that we push all those shadows and bring them up so that we can see more of the blacks. In the scene and notice as I do that, those colors start to pop a little bit more and match what we see here.
The blues are a little bit stronger. That's again, part of what we want to do is we were trying to make sure that both colors in the scene match well, again, the saturation, I think it's a little bit too strong here, so you can tone that down just a little bit.
The other thing is the yellows, the yellows on this shot I feel are a little bit different than this one. So we can try to match that simply by going in here and looking for the color, so we can select the color that we are looking for in this case, this is the yellows that we're selecting. And from there, we can start playing around with the temperature, the tint, we want this to be like this.
Now notice it's changing some part of it, but not entirely that's because the amount of yellow that we're considering is being pulled from these channels, the more you're going to see that yellow being taken or considered. So as we expand this, you have more of the yellows.
If we expand this, we get even more of those colors. We don't want to go too far because then we will be taking  some of the skin from the people. So as you play along with this, you're going to see that whatever effect that we're changing here is going to affect only the chairs.
Okay. And I think right about there, that's where I feel the colors are nicely balanced and there we go.
And so that's. Some of the basic stuff in the Lumetri panel you can play with. You can also add in additional stuff like vignettes, if you wanted to add in some vignettes into this scene so that it's more focused around the middle, that the eyes, the attention of the eye goes in the middle and then we go into this shot, is really nice.
Am adding back that vignette, we can focus on her and if we want to bring those same effects over to the other ones, all we gotta do is go into our effects panel, copy the Lumetri color. So we want to go in under each one and then pasting the Lumetri color, just like that. All right, guys, you guys can go ahead and have fun with all these really cool effects here.
You can check out, a lot more advanced tutorials on premiere and color gradient, which is entirely a science of itself. So making and dominating this spectrum of skills will take a little bit of time and patience, but it's something I really enjoy doing.
All right, guys, let's jump into the next lesson and figure out ways that we can include motion graphics into our work video.

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