Sorry to come at you with another question. When you mentioned using a white to black gradient and then blended with black and shadows, can you explain how to do that or direct me to a tutorial that would help? <3
My coloring tutorials can be found here and here!
Those posts cover the basics of how to color yellow and green filtered shows while my Dickinson tutorial demonstrated how to color a show that appeared to be lit by candlelight. This tutorial is very different. We've all seen videos that were filmed off a screen and they are a nightmare to work with in terms of lighting, coloring, and quality.
I will be showing how to make this:
(from this post)
When I say use a gradient, I do not mean use a gradient map which is included with adjustments, I’m specifically referring to a gradient layer which can be found in the menu bar.
From there you are going to be given these options and settings and this is how mine look like:
Using the automatic settings that Photoshop has provided, I go ahead and blend the gradient to the gif to add more depth and allow me to edit it further to my liking.
This will differ for every gifset but for this one in particular I used the overlay blending. You can find the blending options in your layers panel.
Now with the overlay gradient, lets see how the gifs compare.
Using that overlay on it’s own add more depth to this scene and helps dim brightness at the bottom that is caused by the screen recording. But personally for me, I love contrast and want to go darker, especially since there still is an awful lot of brightness in the middle. So by double clicking on the gradient part, I’m able to access the gradient and change the colors or length to which a color goes to. Since I wanted to get rid of the middle brightness, I'm going to extend the black into the middle.
With the Photoshop gradient settings:
With the adjusted black settings:
2. Selective Coloring
Now that I’m relatively happy with the balance of lighting in the gif, I just go through my general coloring process.
3. Color Balance
5. Additional color balancing & selective coloring
Hope this was helpful! As always, processes very per scene but due to the black background it was made much easier to match the lighter parts of the recording to the darker parts. I don’t typically use gradients but in this case it was super helpful. Thank you for requesting the tutorial and I hope it made sense (I’m going through some stuff now so I wrote this as a distraction but while also distraught).
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Hello. I'm very impressed with your gifs and coloring. I was wondering if you could tell me how to make gifs clearer like the one you did with your most recent KinnPorsche gif where they're kissing bts from the trailer. If that's too much trouble, can you direct me to a tutorial online or a specific wording I could look up for help? Thank you very much. <3
Hi! Thank you so much I'm glad you liked the gifset. So, sadly, I don't have the PSD for how I made that gifset. I do have individual tutorials on my account that cover my sharpening settings and how I typically color my gifs (which can be found here and here).
But something I did do different for the gifset was first use a gradient. Because the clip was filmed off of a screen there is an annoying light and reflection coming off of it so I used a white to black gradient layer and then messed around with the blending until it was able to bring back in those darks, blacks, and shadows then I colored it like my typical gif.
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