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Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book for Windows and Mac OS by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 10. Performing Color Correction

Performing Color Correction

Not every shot you receive will be a pristine masterpiece. Most shots will require some degree of color correction. With After Effects, you can transform a dull, lifeless shot into a bright, sharp clip in no time.

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Use masks to isolate areas of an image for color correction.

  • Use the Color Balance effect to enhance areas of a shot.

  • Use the Auto Levels effect to introduce a color shift.

  • Use a track matte to isolate an area of an image.

  • Apply the Hue/Saturation and Brightness & Contrast effects to convert a color image to a high-contrast, black-and-white ...

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