Learn to isolate a portion of a shot based on hue, saturation, and luminance by creating a sample based mask.
When you want to isolate a specific area of your shot for color correction, and the luma and chroma properties have a range too wide to sample, a hand drawn mask can get the job done.
Learn to take your stationary mask and put it in motion to keep your corrections from drifting when your subject is in motion.
Discover the goals of color correction for continuity.
Creating a consistent look and feel as you move from one shot to another is a key element in high production value. Learn to choose the right reference shot, and how to match the rest of your shots to it for consistency.
Discover the goals of creating an artistic look and applying it to your footage.
See how Hollywood films use artistic looks to enhance their stories.
Learn to create some common artistic looks with just a few simple color correction effects,
See how the layer stacking order and choice of node type affect your final color correction results.
Learn to use preset templates that come with some effects, and how to save your own presets for use across all your projects.