Chapter 3. Basic Secondary Grading

Lesson Files

Color Book Files > Lesson Files > Lesson 03 > Secondaries.colorproj

Time

This lesson takes approximately 75 minutes to complete.

Goals

Master the concept of secondary corrections

Isolate specific colors for corrections using the eyedropper and HSL qualifiers

Mask discrete sections of an image using simple shapes called vignettes

Control the inside and outside of a vignette independently

Use curves to limit corrections to a specific hue

Whereas adjustments made in the Primary rooms affect the entire image, often you want to modify a portion of the frame discretely. For example, you may want to adjust human skin tones; or if you’re working with an image shot outdoors, you may need to make color adjustments ...

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