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The After Effects Illusionist, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

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20The Utility Effects

As the name implies, the Utility effects are utilitarian in purpose. Nothing showy or flashy here. These effects, generally speaking, will be more useful to those in more professional work-flows, including those working with film, managing color, and using HDR color. The exception here is the Grow Bounds effect, which is useful for all After Effects users. Interesting factoid: the Utility effect category is the only effects category in After Effects that contains visual effects that all work at 32 bit (unless you count the Expression Controls; Blur & Sharpen is almost there).

The Apply Color LUT Effect

A color look-up table (often abbreviated “LUT” and pronounced phonetically as if to rhyme with “glut”) is a file used to ...

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