This tutorial shows you how to adjust the colors in your video clips in Adobe Premiere Pro CC to give them a new look.

Learn basic correction options

Use the basic correction controls in the Lumetri Color panel to make color adjustments to clips.

 

What you learned: Adjust color in the Lumetri Color panel

  • Choose the Color workspace to display the Lumetri Color panel and reposition other panels conveniently for color adjustment work.
  • Use the Basic Correction section in the Lumetri Color panel to adjustment clip brightness or change a color cast.
  • To enable or disable any section in the Lumetri Color panel, click the check box for the section. This makes it easy to compare results with the original look.
  • To reset a setting in the Lumetri Color panel, double-click its control.
  • Switch back to the Editing workspace when you have finished making color adjustments.

Apply a Look to your clips

The Lumetri Color panel comes with several nuanced and subtle filmic Look presets you can use as a starting point for your own color Look.

 

What you learned: Apply a look

  • Switch to the Color workspace by choosing Window > Workspaces > Color.
  • Open a clip in the Source Monitor to see its original appearance side-by-side with the version you’re working on in the sequence.
  • In the Lumetri Color panel, use the Look drop-down menu to apply a Look, or use the Looks Preset Thumbnail viewer (>) to browse Looks, and then click the preview to apply the Look to the clip.
  • Combine a prebuilt Look with other adjustments in the Lumetri Color panel.
  • Switch back to the Editing workspace when you are done.

Make creative adjustments

The Creative section of the Lumetri Color panel includes several controls to adjust the appearance of your clips. Once you have created a Look you’re happy with, you can apply the same adjustments to multiple clips.

 

What you learned: Apply creative adjustments

  • Switch to the Color workspace by choosing Window > Workspaces > Color.
  • Experiment with the Faded Film, Sharpen, Vibrance, and Saturation controls in the Creative section of the Lumetri Color panel.
  • Adjustments made in the Lumetri Color panel appear as an effect in the Effect Controls panel if the clip is selected in the Timeline panel.
  • You can copy effects in the Effect Controls panel and paste them onto other clips.
  • Remove an effect in the Effect Controls panel by selecting it and pressing Backspace (Windows) or Delete (macOS).
  • To copy all the effects on one clip to one or more other clips, right-click the clip with the effects and choose Copy. Select the other clip(s), right-click and choose Paste Attributes, select the attributes and effects you want to apply, and click OK.
  • Switch back to the Editing workspace when you are done.

Using color wheels

Use the Color Wheels section of the Lumetri Color panel to selectively adjust the color for the shadows, midtones, and highlights areas in the image.

 

What you learned: Adjust shadow, midtone and highlight color

  • In the Color Wheels section of the Lumetri Color panel, drag the control puck in the middle of a color wheel to apply a color cast.
  • Use the slider next to each color wheel to selectively brighten or darken the shadow, midtone, or highlight areas of the image.
  • Switch back to the Editing workspace when you are done.

 

Back to: Adjust the timing of your edits | Up next: Add effects

 

09/20/2017

 

Presenter: Maxim Jago

Filmmaker: Devin Graham

 

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