Apple Shake 4.1 tutorial, this video will focus on how to change summer to winter.
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How to Change Summer to Winter - Shake 4.1
Hi guys, in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to turn a summer scene to a winter scene. It's not going to take long. As you can see I have these two pictures here, up in the summer and I drag it to up here and you can see this is what it looks like and here is the other and here and here is what it looks like. We’ve got this snow scene. We went from winter December so let’s go ahead and begin here.
So what I want to do is copy and paste my picture and here we go. The first thing I'm going to do is add a contrast luma. Let's load up our picture, go to color and find contrast luma. And now if you look you’re going to want to adjust until you can bring out some of the whites like so.
Now, we’re going to add a node which will give us a little further adjustment and brighten up the whites a little bit. Now to that gamma node we’re going to add a saturation, make it black and white. We’re going to go back to the original picture and we’re going to branch out a color correct. From beneath it, we’re going to add hue curves that will uphold the hue curves to the color correct.
Let's open our hue curves, select green suppressing green hue and pull some of that green out so it wont make it summery like a little brown looking. We’re going to add over node to our hue curves, go to layer, over, pop in saturation to the other side and we get it a little strong, go to contrast luma and adjust it to where you like it. It’s up to you on how strong you want to make the snow or how many you want the snow.
Let's reset our values by right clicking and reset all values. You can go back and start adjusting again. We can adjust our gamma more, tweak it and it starts to look better now that we pull the gamma out a bit. Here’s basically our scene, we went from summer to winter with just a few nodes.
With this example, I’ve done the exact same thing. I’ve added the color correct, in this I didn’t even have to touch up. I’ve added this color correct for further adjustment. If you can t get it quite right, go to color correct, in the master controls yu can adjust gamma, contrast and all. It gives it further adjustments. On this tree I’ve done the same thing, color correct, hue curves to pull out the green, the contrast luma to bring out my whites, the gamma to give it a little further adjustment, saturation to bring out black and white. In here, I’ve added a soft glow.
Let's do the same thing, select over node, go to filter and add that soft glow. You can go and find out how to build your own glow. It's really easy. You could go in high 2D and download your own glows. If you would like a tutorial on how to make your own simple glow, let me know I’d be more than willing to show you.
Here is one that I pre-made, here are some macros that I’ve made, and we have a heavy glow, color glow and all that good stuff. Let's go to filter, soft glow, turn the blur out that blurs out the snow and the snow isn’t quite as harsh now. We have us a pretty good scene that looks like we went from summer to winter. I think its pretty descent and realistic. A quick few minutes with your work, you could really impress a client.
Let's go back to this tree, as you see everything is the same. I’ve added my soft glow and over but on this one I have this roto shape. My roto shape is just around my tree because I didn’t want to affect my sky. I didn’t want my soft glow, saturation and gamma to affect the sky so I made a roto shape. I blurred the roto shape drastically then plugged it in the mask input to each of my nodes. That cut off the sky, now the sky is still the same color as it was before. If I disconnect this, it blows out the white.
To save yourself some nodes, you really just need to plug in your roto shape to over. What we ended up is this kind of a grayish sky and still got the snow but it's the same basic tree as here. The color correction and hue curves in one branch, contrast luma, gamma and saturation o another branch connected to over and the glow connected to the end to give it that soft snowy look.
That’s basically a quick run down on how to go from winter to summer or from summer to winter, just load and buffer a and we’ll go and load this on buffer b. now we have a b snow and a, if go between the two, you can see the difference. It's a little blued out, I d like to work on it a bit more but I think you got the idea. The left is after and the right is before. If I split it down the middle, you can see a fairly good difference that we made with just a few simple nodes from shake.
Watch this for a couple of times if you need to. It's a real simple process; it's not that hard to get it. I hope you guys have learned something and I’ll see you guys next time.