Color Grading in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

In making a video to be more visually appealing, a little bit of color grading is used. There are three basic terms to define color: hue, saturation, and luma. Hue is the color itself, while saturation is the vividness of the hue, and luma is the brightness of hue. They all are controlled in scopes of luma waveform, RGB overlay form, and vectorscope form. To get a perfect result, use the color correction workflow in order of correcting exposure, fixing white balance, and finished by adjusting saturation.

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In Adobe premiere pro cc, correcting exposure is done using the basic correction panel. It is contained in shadow, highlight, blacks, and whites control. These controls are in form of shuttles that can be moved back and forth. Next, fixing white balance is done by neutralizing the white using a white reference in the clip itself. It can be done manually with the temperature and tint shuttles or using Premiere WB selector that will automatically balance it once you select the white reference. The last, boost the color by adjusting saturation shuttle. To copy the same correction, go to the clip you have done correcting, click command+C or control+C, back to the clip you want to correct, right click and choose paste attributes, make sure lumetri color is checked, then click OK. In addition to this color grading in Premiere Pro, it has the automatic comparison view to make it easier to compare one clip to another.

All this Adobe Premiere color grading tutorial can be seen in Denver Riddle’s youtube channel as the Color Grading Central Founder. Color Grading Central itself open a free online training of color theory for those who signed up on its website.