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balance me white
March 31, 2009, 10:22 pm
Filed under: digital photography, final cut, photoshop

whether it be photoshop, FCP or Avid, you can follow these simple tips to make your image look more natural and finessed.

– Use your eyedrop tool to reset the whites and blacks in your image.
– Look at the details in your highlights and shadows. Are they visible or are they washed out? You may want to try again if you are losing information.
– If there are people in natural lighting, check their skin tones out. This is the best way to know if you have successfully corrected color. Sometimes you a Paris Hilton orange thing going on.

Some reading material

Color Correction for the Video Guy
http://digitalfilms.wordpress.com/2004/06/16/color-correction-for-the-video-guy/
Do all the options on your color correction tool look too intimidating to you? This post explains to you the functions of highlights, midranges and the mysterious gamma.

Creative Cow’s Correcting White Balance
http://podcasts.creativecow.net/final-cut-studio-podcast/correcting-white-balance-final-cut
An easy to follow FCP tutorial video that demonstrates the steps necessary to color correct your mis-white balanced picture.

Eyefetch’s Photoshop Balance Tutorial
http://www.eyefetch.com/tutorial-white-balance-ps.aspx
A very straightforward tutorial with screencaps.

Cambridge in Color
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/white-balance.htm
This is a more in depth look at color temperature and white balancing with your camera. You will definitely get better results if you white balance correctly ear in the game.



SAMPLE EP COVER
March 26, 2009, 7:29 pm
Filed under: design, photoshop

cpazepMy really good friend C-PAZ celebrated his birthday last week. Being as broke as I am, I made him an ep cover using the songs that he posted online. It was inspired by Fabio’s water color effects tutorial on psdtuts.