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Chromatic Tutorial: Isolate & Grade Skin Tones in FCPX

Chromatic skintones

In this Chromatic tutorial, learn how to isolate and grade skin tones without changing the background within Final Cut Pro X.

CoremeltCoremelt Chromatic

The Most Comprehensive and Powerful Grading Tool for FCPX

The most complete and flexible professional color grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X! Featuring integrated mask tracking (with Academy Award-winning Mocha tracking technology), powerful color keying, support for auto white balance including using the XRite Passport Video and powerful linked grading capabilities using grade groups. Unlike other FCPX solutions, in Chromatic all of these functions and more are available in one powerful color correction product.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

You can also get this plug-in bundled with LUTx Color Looks and it is also included in the Coremelt Everything Bundle.

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Update: CoreMelt Chromatic – Auto Balance Using X-Rite Color Checker Passport Video

Coremelt also has many other Chromatic tutorials, so please view their YouTube playlist here.


I wrote a long series on skin retouching and digital makeup and I hope you’ll check it out.

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