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Color Grading in Adobe Premiere Pro: It’s Easier Than It Looks

Adobe Premiere Pro is a color correction software introduced by Adobe. This software can be used in either Mac or Windows OS. Adobe Premiere’s color grading is widely considered as a more powerful color correction tool known, with the addition of Lumetri color effect. With this software, you can elevate and improve the looks of your video files. As an effect in Adobe Premiere Pro, the Color Correction/Color Grading is designed for making fine color and luminance corrections. As such, Adobe Premiere Pro CC has everything you would need for basic color correction and grading.

What can you do with Adobe Premiere Pro CC?  Let’s get to know about the software. In this software, you will find scopes to adjust the color of a clip or picture: program panel to see a clip, Lumatric color panel to perform a color correction, and effects control panel where you can add and track color mask. In the scope of things, there are the waveform, RGB parade, and vectorscope. Video productions have used waveform monitors to measure the brightness, luminance component, and chrominance information. RGB parade scope displays waveforms representing the levels of the red, green and blue channels on the image. Vectorscope displays the color values in the image under the playhead, where the angle of the pixel represents the hue and the distance out from the center represents the amount of saturation.

Color grading or color correction with Adobe Premiere Pro CC is simple. Just follow this workflow to a simple and powerful color correction. First is correct the exposure: correct the exposure through basic correction panel. In the basic correction panel, you can adjust the highlight and shadows and also for white and black. The black controls adjust the darkest part and the white control adjust the brightest part. The shadows panel effect adjust tourmaline between shadows and mid-term. The highlight panel adds a tourmaline between the highlight and the upper part of the image or clip.

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The second step of the workflow is fixing the white balance. To fix the white balance, we can use RGB parade and adjust the red, green or blue color until you get what you want. And the third step of color correction workflow is Adjust the saturation. Whether you want to increase the saturation or want to decrease the saturation, get your best for your clip. Do these three steps in every scene.

With the Adobe Premiere Pro CC, you have an access to the tool that allows you to edit a part of a scene with the lumatric color effect. You can also set the angle of color as well. Remember, color grading is all about the highlight, saturation, color, shadows. Play with it and get your best clip ever.