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Adobe® After Effects® CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques by Mark Christiansen

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Chapter 5. Color Correction

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There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better.

—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

When you picture a compositor, you may think of an artist behind a workstation, busily extracting greenscreen footage, but if I had to name the number one compositing skill, it would be color matching. The ability to authoritatively and conclusively take control of color, so that foreground and background elements seem to inhabit the same world and shots from ...

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