How To Color Grading in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018

How To Color Grading in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018

January 12, 2020 17 By Peter Engel


if you don’t have Adobe Premiere Pro CC this
tutorial is not going to help you alright so today we’re going to be
working in Lumetri Colors and adobe premiere pro CC I’ve done three
different styles i’m going to show you guys the clips without color grading how
they are naturally out of camera and then I’m going to show you guys three different styles for each
individual clip all using the same method just tweaking the sliders a
little bit differently that way you guys can get a good idea of
how you can apply this to any of your videos one thank you what’s going on what is going
on how’s it going guys today i’m going to
be giving you a YouTube tutorial on how to edit your footage in adobe premiere
pro CC if you guys do not have some air proceeds got damaged this phone jingling
forgot to give the notice where it’s like turn off also very devices or
please put them on vibrate before filming commenced or begins whatever anyways we’ll continue rolling
just right off the bat I don’t want this to be to edit I want it to be super real it is going to be edited but trying to
keep the flow of all these videos real this is the first one of a shit ton I’ve been doing this for a long time not
that long seven years there’s a lot of people out there that are way better way
more experienced than I am but i’m going to share with you what I know what I’ve
learned through that period of time over the seven years making all kinds of
videos action sports videos corporate videos lawyer videos dr. videos freaking
youtube shows you name it I’ve probably made it separate . have made any porn
and that’s the truth I wouldn’t lie two days but anyways i’m
going to show you guys how to do some editing in adobe premiere pro CC the
specific thing that we’re going to be using in Premiere Pro is called limit
recolors that’s all we’re going to be using to you have premiere pro cs6 this
isn’t going to help you so another video we’re probably going to
be doing three way coloring but we’re going to be doing some basic color
grading in pre-pro again you are the person with
creative control hopefully you have creative control over
the project you’re working on if you don’t wanna make some other videos about
how to gain creative control because it’s super important if you don’t have creative control with
what you’re working on it’s not as easy to fall in love with it
so that is very important for all your projects but having said that I’m going
to pick out a few clips that I’ve shot myself we’re going to jump in and start doing
some color grading you’re going to need to get into your limit recolors tab and
you can find this by going into window and clicking on limit recolor if it’s
already checked that means it’s in one of your boxes so it could be in here if
you can’t see all your tabs there’s a few extras right here these are all individual windows I keep
mine up here you can also go into work spaces and
color mode colormode going to bring up all the
tools that you need to do color grading the specific way that i’m showing you
how to do it here alright so we’re in the color panel here
i’m going to be working on this adjustment layer and what we’re going to
do is go into effects can rfx presets panel over here we need to
go into this little search bar and limit recolors then you can drag the limit
recolor over onto the adjustment layer once you’re here you’re going to be
controlling this adjustment layer with these sliders on the right hand side
over here now I just run down from the top to the bottom now starting with my
color I’m just going to color grade this one
kind of a little bit different than these others and just run with it so the first thing i do is just pick my
warmth or coolness that I want this time we’ll probably go with a little bit of a
warmer look and then I messed with my tent depending on whether or not I want
it to be any different from what it was originally this time I don’t want it to
different at all so let’s leave it at zero and in my
exposure now this you just have to be leery of any noise that you’re getting
in your shadows and you can correct that by pulling the shadows down as well as
the black slider to bring that area back you know if you want it to be noisy like
that and you don’t care and that’s what you want cool that’s what you can make
it up to you so the next thing I’m going to go down
to the contrast slider just kind of give this whole image a little bit more
contrast so that it doesn’t look so flat and then highlight slider i’m going to
go ahead and push that I want super bright whites on the edge and then i am
going to bring down the shadows as well as the blacks like I was explaining to
recover that shadow you know that dark area I don’t want any noise in there are
any green and then the white I’m just going to push them up just a
little bit to kind of get this nice little chrome look in there and then go
ahead and put some saturation into this once I’ve got it looking how I want just
using this basic corrections tab here I move down into the curves I just skip
straight over the creative you guys can go in here and mess around with this if
you want it’s not something that i use very often all the tools that are in there are
found throughout the rest of the color bit grating panel so I this is just the
way that I do it next to move into the curves panel and i work in hue and
saturation curve now I just want to pull out some more
yellow and a little bit more green from here and then push up this this red here
but also want to add a little bit more blue in in the highlights and i’ll show
you guys how I’m going to do that so the first thing I’m gonna do is cut off the
yellow and you can add these nodes by just clicking anywhere on the line and
then you can have a center node and pull it up to where you want it that looks good for me right now and
then I want the red so i’ll go ahead and seal off the Reds as well and then pull
the Reds up just a tad and then little bit of greens here just for the monster
logo that’s on the bottom corner down here that you can’t see yet and once you get that where you want it
you can move on to the next slider or the next tab which is color wheels now
color wheels that generally start by laying the color over each individual
you know the shadows highlights and mid-tones this in the highlights i want
some blues so I’m going to bring this down into the
blue just a little bit until i get it where I want it and you’ll see it coming and like you know it’s very subtle but
once you get it to where you want it you can just drop it and then i’m going to
go ahead and slide this up a little bit when actually bring the highlights down
now this slider also controls the same thing that this one does but they work
separately so you can push this slider all the way up and then push the slider
up even more so you know that’s good to know if
you’ve got your highlights tapped out and you don’t want to go anymore on
exposure you can still use that that other slider
down there to moving back down to the color wheels going to go into the
shadows and just pull them down a bit and lay a little bit of blue in the
shadows as well not too much right there and I’ll pull
the mid-tones down just a little bit once you have that where you want it the last slider is the vignette slider I
don’t use this often i am going to use it now so that I can show you guys what
it does it goes opposite or you know go dark or light vignette depending on
which way you slide first one I’m gonna go dark I’m going to move the midpoint in quite
a bit so that it almost encompasses the whole whole frame and kind of puts the
the focus on the goggles and then I’m going to push the roundness almost all the way up might open up a
little bit right there and then with the feather just slightly and then here’s
without the vignette without the color wheels without the curves without we
didn’t do anything creative and without basic correction so all the way through
the individual steps basic correction then layering in the curves up on top of
it and then pulling in your color wheels and lastly your been yet and this is what the clip looked like
originally and this is where we’re at now so you know use your creative control
whatever it is that you want to do to get to this point or to get to you know get your footage looking how
you want it that’s the whole point of being creative alright man that’s pretty much it for
this video I hope you guys liked it if you did like this video please give me a
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any of your comments on how you guys do your color grading or any questions that
you had on anything that i was covering in this video please leave those in the
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