1. An in-depth tutorial on color correction using Curves inside of After Effects and Photoshop. This method explains how to color correct most any footage "by the numbers". It's a bit of a science that requires only a minimum amount of understanding of RGB values.

    Please bestow a ♥ like or leave a ✉ comment if you have questions!

    You can skip the introduction if you so choose:
    0:45 - Before and After (Full Color Correction Example Here: vimeo.com/14400218)
    1:09 - Color Correction After Effects Tutorial Start
    12:37 - Edit your color corrected footage in Premiere! (Dynamically Link the CC'ed Footage)

    Using Photoshop for color correction is really a lot easier than you may think. In this tutorial, the method is very simple and fast - NO rendering multiple frames, NO importing video files into Photoshop, and easy access to making color changes.

    This tutorial is a tad long at 15 minutes - please bear with me as I fully explain the techniques here! (It was recorded it in the middle of the night. :) Hopefully you will find the techniques in this After Effects Color Correction Tutorial helpful. UPDATE 3/31/11 - I have re-uploaded this tutorial as I have redone the intro.

    http://devowe.com/blog/2011/how-to-color-correct-in-after-effects-the-right-way/

    ☞ TIPS:

    ✏ Choose areas that are large enough to sample and don't contain color casts or Chromatic Aberration
    ✏ Remember to use common sense. If the colors are just not looking right, either sample a different area or adjust to your liking.
    ✏ Your footage may have different areas of brightness or color shifts throughout the video. Animate your Levels for differing brightness, and animate your Curves for differing color where needed.
    ✏ Sometimes having crushed blacks or blown highlights are okay - especially in video. Keep this in mind when working with the Levels effect and don't worry if you have either of those in your final result.
    ✏ If you have the opportunity, use a gray card somewhere in the image - so that later in post, you can reference that neutral gray midtone for color correction.
    ✏ IMPORTANT: If you are using CS5, make sure you are using the Eyedropper Tool, NOT the Color Sampler Tool. Thanks to Ryan Yakich for the heads up.

    RGB Color Correction Values Reference (also at 9:54):
    Highlights ✏ 245
    Midtones ✏ 135
    Shadows ✏ > 12

    ☞ After Effects Color Correction Tutorial Example: vimeo.com/14400218

    To see other After Effects tutorials (including 60p to 24p Slow Motion Conversion, SUPER Slow Motion, Anamorphic Widescreen Tutorial, and more), go to:
    After Effects & Premiere Tutorials from devowe.com

    http://devowe.com

    Audio: Zoom H4n + Redhead Windscreen

    # vimeo.com/14396098 Uploaded 222K Plays 203 Comments
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    In this After Effects video tutorial we learn how to dissolve a logo or text using the Trapocde Particular v2 Plugin from Red Giant.

    Plugin Required: Trapcode Particular v2 from Red Giant.

    # vimeo.com/37167565 Uploaded 30.5K Plays 8 Comments
  3. Using Photoshop and After Effects, you'll learn how to take a still photograph of a room and instantly convert it into 3D space. This simple trick is great for creating scene recreations or dynamic video intros.

    Full blog post here: http://bit.ly/16O7Lxz

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    Check out premiumbeat.com

    # vimeo.com/77069546 Uploaded 14.6K Plays 10 Comments

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