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Hey guys this E. Meek 77 for Final Cut Studio School.
In this color tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make something stay in color and the rest go black and white so, what we’re going to do is first place we want to start is on our secondary stab.
I'm going to make this tab stay yellow, and everything else is going to go black and white.
So the first thing we want—there’s a few ways of doing this I'm just going to show you the two.
There is 2-3 ways to do it in a secondary room. There’s ways to do it in the color effects room, but we’re going to stick to the simplest. So go up here to your eyedropper and then go over here in my canvass after I—in my preview window after I click the eyedropper or in the cross hair, it comes up. I want to click, if I just click one, so I'm just going to sample that one pixel underneath the crosshair. So I want to click and drag and make sure I get the whole cab, so when I click and drag as you notice, watch the cab, the yellow cab because I’m just clicking on the cab, and only the cab will be highlighted.
And a few other things in the background, that are yellow, also the same colors as the cab because I'm working on hue here. And I'm singling out this hue of yellow. And there’s also some other things and the scene that’s in the same color.
So now, we have as you can see we have our key right here, which tells us everything that’s what is going to be—what’s affected and everything is black is not going to be affected.
So oh, I got that backwards. Everything that’s black is going to be affected and everything that’s white is not going to be affected. Excuse me.
So, as you can see right here on our preview, the cab is white, and so are the few of the background elements so they are not going to be affected. When I pull the color out, the color will stay in everything that’s white. And the reason for this is, up here under the control pop down menu. You can select inside or outside. And I have it selected to outside, which means everything that I do will affect the outside of the key that I’ve just made. If I selected inside, then it would affect inside the key and it would change the color of the cab. If I put it on inside, and pull the saturation out, the cabs would be black and white in everything else would be in color.
When I'm going to leave to the outside, so I can leave the cabs in color, and make the background black and white. So now that I've used my eyedropper and selected the color that I want to key, and looked at my preview here, as you can see if you click this little boxes here if I click this, is it will give you my mat over here in the preview tool that you’ve worked with things little better. If you want t find adjust, you can go in to your illum controls and adjust things out a little bit more. Just to try to get that cab more pure white, as you can see, and as I adjust this, the cab becomes a little bit more solid.
So you can go up here and fine tune your controls to get what you’re wanting to be a solid yellow. If we want that mat that cab to be a solid yellow, we want that mat that cab to be a solid yellow. And I'm not too worried about the items in the background. I’ll take care of that in a minute.
So now, if I click the middle button, it will give us a preview of the key we’ve got. So it shows us the color that we keyed out and the top one here shows us our final product. And we haven’t made any adjustments yet, so it’s going to look normal.
So we have our mat, we have our colors we’ve keyed and we have our full blown image when it is done.
So let’s make our adjustments. We have our control set to the outside, so any adjustment we make will be made to the outside. We have our key set so let’s pull our saturation out.
I'm going to go here, I'm going to pull out my saturation, and look over here in the preview as you can see, everything tis black and white except the cab. So let me reset my saturation, and then it goes back to normal. Now let me set the control to inside. I want to pull the saturation out. As you can see, it just pulls it out of the cab, which I need a lot more fine adjustments. I just want to show you an example.
So let me reset the saturation, and send it back to outside. Pull my saturation out, to make everything go black and white. And that is how you pull the color out of a picture. You leave something color the rest is black and white. Like I say another tutorial I'm going to go in and show you how to remove the color or the colors in the background. So it’s just a tab, it’s just as easy as using vignette.
I hope you guys have learned something; we’ll see you next time.