Tutorials

Adobe After Effects Titles: Dracula Untold

This is a  tutorial for creating titles inspired by the “Dracula: Untold” movie trailer.  Bats, smoke, lighting effects, all made completely with in After Effects with first party plugins.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 - 03:33 AM

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

Need to touch up your actor’s complexion quickly and easily? There are a lot of plug-ins on the market that can help you with this task. I’ll cover the big players and a few new to the market: Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, GenArts Sapphire S_Beauty, FXHOME HitFilm, the recently released Imagenomic Portraiture for video, the brand-spanking new Dashwood Smooth Skin. Red Giant Cosmo and Colorista II are also on the agenda.

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 - 10:40 AM

Mask Tracking and Color Grading in Adobe CC 2014

In this episode of Red Giant TV, director Stu Maschwitz will show you how to use Creative cloud 2014’s mask tracking tools to color grade with Colorista II and Magic Bullet Looks 2.5.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 09:12 AM

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:39 AM

Directly monitor your editing or compositing application using ScopeBox

With ScopeLink, you can have world-class scopes and QC tools, no matter which application you're working in.

Posted on May 13, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Avid Media Composer and Davinci Resolve Roundtripping

Here are multiple videos about the round-trip workflow with Avid and Blackmagic Design’s Davinci Resolve. 

  • Managing Resolve/Avid Workflows with Scott Freeman
  • Avid Media Composer - DaVinci Resolve : Double Round Trip​
  • Round Trip Between Avid Media Composer and Davinci Resolve
  • Round Trip? AAF Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve/Avid Symphony
Posted on Apr 22, 2014 - 09:26 AM

Create an Atmospheric Snow Shot in Nuke and Maya

Although I am entirely sick of winter, CGI Tuts+ has a great tutorial on creating an atmospheric snow shot with Nuke and Maya. They also use Photoshop.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 - 04:25 PM

Create Your Own HDR Day to Night Timelapse

Stefan Surmabojov shows how to create a groovy HDR timelapse image sequence with a day for night effect. You'll need a DSLR with a kit lens, a large memory card, a tripod and more. He clearly explains how to set up the camera so that you don't end up with exposure problems and flicker. He takes care of the post production of the HDR sequence in Adobe Lightroom 5, which is now included in Adobe Creative Cloud.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 01:53 PM

In Depth: 9 Great Freebies for Color Grading After Effects & Premiere Pro

The Beat has linked to some nice presets for Premiere Pro & After Effects to give your video work unique color looks. The first couple are from their list. I’ve expanded on the free presets, plus added some great free color grading plug-ins for AE PPRO and more!

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Crumpled Paper in After Effects

You know the open for the sitcom "Community", with the crumpled paper? Trevor Penner explains how to do this effect.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 07:34 AM

Flashback Effect from the Bourne Trilogy Movies

Eddy Bergman has a cool tutorial on getting that flashback look that you may have seen in the Bourne Identity and other films in the series. He uses Adobe After Effects and RE:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur to give it a convincing look.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 - 09:44 AM

Tiffen Dfx Applying Filter Layers

Applying filters and working with layers.

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 - 01:11 PM

Tiffen Dfx Customizing Presets

Customizing Filters and Creating Presets

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 - 01:09 PM

Tiffen Dfx Drop Drag

Learn how to use Drag & Drop Filters, Layers, and Masks. 

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Davinci Resolve Fundamentals (10 Videos)

We’ll kick off Tutorial Tuesday with a series by Bran Hvítabjörninn and AE Tuts+ on the Davinci Resolve.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 - 12:52 PM

5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

As we continue with Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm, here are 5 Useful effects that every AE artist can pull from their arsenal time and time again!

Posted on Jul 03, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Better Keying From Production to Post Webinar With Richard Harrington

Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, it needs to be the perfect combination of production and post.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Lumetri Deep Color Engine

Quickly apply rich, beautiful, preset color grades in Adobe Premiere Pro CC thanks to the Lumetri Deep Color Engine. With the Looks Browser, preview and add looks from Adobe SpeedGrade CC as easily as adding a dissolve. Also import LUTs from other systems.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 - 10:43 AM

NUKE Basic Workflows | Colour Correction

Frank Rueter looks at the SliceTool gizmo and Grade node for colour correction in NUKE in this two part series (13min 09sec). Download the assets used in this tutorial too.

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 3 Rendering

Post at CGtuts+: "Today’s lesson is all about prepping for rendering. You’ll start by finalizing the animation with some slight tweaks to the timing. Once done you’ll move onto the material setup and learn how to create realistic glass and metal shaders using Cinema 4D’s intuitive material editor. Finally, Cyril will walk you through lighting the scene. This lesson includes building a dynamic light rig using XPresso and fine tuning it’s position to generate correct caustics at render time."

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 - 09:45 AM

Color Isolation Effect with Magic Bullet Colorista II

Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm explains a couple of cool tricks that you can do with color in Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Colorista II, a robust tool made for color correcting footage.&nbsp;</p>

Posted on Jul 02, 2012 - 11:34 AM

Adobe SpeedGrade Cheat Sheet- Workflow

By Jeff August at LookLabs. In our first tutorial, Jeff will provide you with a valuable cheat sheet for working with SpeedGrade. He explains how to build efficient file structure and works through basic project management. You'll learn the process to load footage from different sources through to a completed timeline set-up in the new SpeedGrade interface. Lots to learn, but Jeff makes it easy!

 

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 - 09:40 AM

SpeedGrade/Speedlooks Timeline Setup

 By Jeff August at LookLabs. In our next tutorial, Jeff gives you simple instructions to set up your timeline for color correction in SpeedGrade. He shows you how to create layers, step through your timeline scene by scene and most importantly, ready your timeline to apply SpeedLooks.

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 - 09:27 AM

Applying and Working With LookLabs SpeedLooks

 By Jeff August at LookLabs. In Tutorial #3, Jeff shows you how to apply and work with SpeedLooks. He demonstrates all the steps to get you started on color grading your next project with SpeedLooks. Feel free to contact Jeff at info@LookLabs.net with any questions you may have.

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 - 08:58 AM

Getting Started-  Use Quick Looks to Grade Like a Pro

In this Getting Started video, Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows how to enhance your video footage with Quick Looks. Even if you're not experienced in color correction, Simon will teach you how to grade your footage quickly and professionally. Watch it on RGTV, where training is always free.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 - 07:22 AM

3D Set Extensions with Trapcode Particular and The Foundry CameraTracker

Create a 3D set extension with fog using Stock Footage. Use Camera Tracker to matchmove inside of AE.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Advanced Soft Keying using Keylight

Key out footage without eliminating the soft reflections. Composite in 32bpc for more realistic blending.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 08:08 AM

Grenade Throw using Video Copilot Optical Flares

Composite a super-slow motion grenade to live footage. Use 2D Tracking on a camera to match a nodal pan. Uses Video Copilot Optical Flares

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 07:52 AM

Integrate a 3D Render Into a Macro Photograph Using Photoshop

In this tutorial we will explain how to integrate a rendered 3D model into a photograph to create a macro photography effect.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012 - 07:32 AM

DaVinci Resolve - Using Versions Tutorial

In this tutorial we start to explore how to create multiple versions of a color grade over a sequence or on individual clips.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012 - 09:06 AM

DaVinci Resolve - RGB Mixer Tutorial

In this tutorial we look at some uses for the RBG Mixer. How to get a monochrome image with impact, and then use that to create a high-contrast, high-saturation look.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012 - 08:45 AM

DaVinci Resolve - Primary Color Grading Tutorial (excerpt)

In this tutorial we begin on primary color correction. We check out the main Color tab interface, the video scopes and see how the Node-based interface works.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012 - 08:45 AM

DaVinci Resolve - External Mattes Tutorial (excerpt)

In this tutorial we look at the options for using external rotoscoped mattes when color grading in DaVinci Resolve.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012 - 08:45 AM

DaVinci Resolve - Primary Color Grading Tutorial (excerpt)

In this tutorial we begin on primary color correction. We check out the main Color tab interface, the video scopes and see how the Node-based interface works.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012 - 08:45 AM

DaVinci Resolve - Day for Night Tutorial

In this tutorial we look at a couple of different ways of getting a night-time feel. We also discuss the limitations of Day for Night grading and how to improve it when shooting or compositing.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Moods Color Grading Tutorial for Final Cut Pro, Motion & After Effects with Yanobox Moods

A unique color grading plug-in with a full screen interface for Final Cut Pro X, Motion and After Effects with Yanobox Moods.

Posted on Jan 09, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Nattress Levels and Curves Overview

Take control of your footage with the power of curves applied in film-log space. The power of curve-based color adjustments applied in film-log space. Compatible with Final Cut Pro 6, 7 and X, Motion 3, 4 and 5, After Effects CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5.

Posted on Jan 09, 2012 - 10:41 AM

Color grading and finishing in Premiere Pro CS5.5

Speed up your color grading and finishing! This video tutorial teaches how to do primary, secondary and some pretty advanced color correction in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. You’ll learn how to create masks for color correction inside of Premiere Pro, and to tweak parts of the image without affecting others. You’ll learn how to use Jarle’s Grading Tools (a collection of useful presets) to speed up your own color grading workflow.

Also covered are some common finishing techniques like how to fix moiré, blown-out highlights, blue sky fix, sharpening, letterboxing, noise reduction, stabilizing and scaling/crop.

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 - 02:43 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #1 - Chromatic Aberration

In this quick tip, Aharon Rabinowitz discusses the Chromatic Aberration tool in Magic Bullet Looks, and shows you how to quickly create a dreamy distorted look for your footage.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 - 03:25 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #5: Change the Lighting and Mood of Your Photo with PhotoLooks

In this quicktip, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to turn an everyday, candid photo into a work of art, in moments, with Magic Bullet PhotoLooks. You'll learn how to quickly change the lighting and mood of your photo.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 - 03:23 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #8: In Like Flynn with Magic Bullet Looks

In this QuickTip, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to recreate the look of Flynn on screen, as seen in the trailer for Tron Legacy.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 - 03:22 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #7 - Using the History Brush to Preserve Photo Detail

Adding stylized color treatments can greatly enhance your photos. Sometimes, with all of the layered adjustments being used, details can get lost in light or dark areas. The History Brush is a great way to add them back in.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 - 03:19 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #9 - Touching Up iPhone Photos

Harry Frank shows you some simple techniques that will improve your basic iPhone (or other in-phone camera) photos, using Magic Bullet PhotoLooks and Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 - 03:18 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #12 - Using Smart Objects and Smart Filters with Photolooks

Turn Photolooks into an editable effect by using Photoshop's "Smart Layers". This adds the ability to edit and blend effects that would otherwise render directly on your Photoshop layers.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 - 03:15 PM

Red Giant Quicktip #18: Old Film Look

In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create an old film look with light leaks. He'll be using Trapcode Particular to create the light leaks, and the tools in Magic Bullet Looks to create the look of old damaged footage.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 - 03:04 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #22: Creating Custom Tools in LooksBuilder

In this tutorial, Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows you how to quickly create and access your own custom tools in Magic Bullet Looks and PhotoLooks. If you're working with Magic Bullet Looks in Final Cut Pro (or any other host app) this tutorial can save you a TON of time.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 - 03:00 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #29: Magic Bullet Colorista and Window Layouts in FCP

In this tutorial, Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker, will show you the benefits of using the window layout shortcuts when adjusting filter settings, to help you become a faster Final Cut Pro editor.

Posted on May 30, 2011 - 12:14 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #30: Managing Presets in Magic Bullet Looks & PhotoLooks

In this tip Apple Certified Master Trainer will show you how to quickly create and manage custom presets when using Magic Bullet Looks and Magic Bullet PhotoLooks, and how these are automatically shared across the host applications.

Posted on May 30, 2011 - 12:11 PM

Color Correcting Food with Magic Bullet Colorista II

Recently, Stu Maschwitz sat down with a friend who wanted to learn about color and why his 7D stills look so much nicer than his video. 
 
He had some 7D stills and video from a food prep shoot. 
 
Stu helped him match the video to the stills and used almost every feature of CII.
 
This is their story.
Posted on May 30, 2011 - 12:08 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #31: Showing the Filter Bar in Final Cut Pro

In this tip Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows you how to work more efficiently with filters in the Final Cut Pro interface, with techniques for showing and hiding the Filters Bar overlay, so you can see at a glance which of your shots has filters applied.

Posted on May 30, 2011 - 12:03 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #37: Using the Fill Light Tool in Magic Bullet Looks

In this tutorial, Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows you how to work faster whilst grading using the Fill Light tool in Magic Bullet Looks, which can be more accurate than using the contrast sliders in Final Cutʼs 3 Way Color Corrector filter.

Posted on May 23, 2011 - 08:33 PM

Red Giant TV Episode 54: Compositing and Color Correction in After Effects and Premiere Pro

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Eran Stern returns to show you how he created the promo for his new DVD: The Best of Premiere Pro. He'll cover keying, compositing, color correction and visual effects in After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Posted on May 23, 2011 - 08:26 PM

Red Giant Quicktip #41: Adding Life to Interview Footage

In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to clean up (remove noise) and add life to interview footage through color correction. Though Aharon demonstrates in After Effects, the tutorial works for users of Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and more.

Posted on May 23, 2011 - 08:05 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #43: Royal Wedding Looks

In this tip Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows the fastest way to control the strength of your Magic Bullet Looks effects in Final Cut Pro, while also looking at a variety of techniques for making your wedding... uh... more royal.

Posted on May 23, 2011 - 07:55 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #42: Using Vignettes in Magic Bullet Looks

In this tip, Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker shows how he uses the Vignette and Edge Softness tools in Magic Bullet Looks, and how he applies them to color correct images, change the mood of shots, and shows how vignettes can be used to tell a story.

Posted on May 23, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Red Giant QuickTip #39: Fairytale Lighting in After Effects

In this tutorial Harry Frank demonstrates how to take a regular, run-of-the-mill shot and turn it into something beautiful and moody, straight out of a fairytale. You'll learn how to set up a down-and-dirty 3D track, add volumetric light and dust to a live action shot, and then finish it with some simulated camera lens blur.

Posted on May 23, 2011 - 07:40 PM