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How to Alter the Color of Your Video Using Lumetri Curves

Zach Ramelan

In this video tutorial, learn to create a cinematic look for your video project by working with Lumetri Curves in Adobe Premiere Pro.

In this tutorial, I explore Premiere’s updated Lumetri curves — and how you can adjust, alter, and enhance the colors in your scene to boost your production value.

Hue vs. Hue

When filming exteriors at night, your control of the lighting can be limited — especially when you’re surrounded by glowing business signs, tungsten lamp lights, and fluorescent advertisements. By using Hue vs. Hue, you can easily alter the color of any light (or object for that matter). By selecting the eyedropper tool from the Hue vs. Hue dropdown menu, and picking the color you want to isolate, you can simply adjust the hue by sliding the selected curve up or down.

Hue vs. Sat

If the tones of a light are not floating your cinematic boat, select the color you want to eliminate with the eyedropper tool (yet again), and soften its intensity by dragging the selected keyframe point down on your curves window.

These tools are remarkably powerful. Altering the hue or saturation can make a blue wall look teal, a green light look violet, or your skin look as orange as an oompa loompa! With this in mind, explore and experiment. The latest update to Premiere’s Lumetri tools packs a heavy punch when it comes to creating a cinematic look for your projects. Enjoy!

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