Teal and Orange Color Grading

ElliotBrowneElliotBrowne Website User Posts: 7
edited February 2017 in Practical Filmmaking

I would love to do some teal and orange color grading however I am struggling to do it in hitfilm 4 express.

Here is the look I am trying to achive:

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  • tddavistddavis Moderator, Website User Posts: 4,178 Moderator

    @ElliotBrowne  First let me say, I am no expert on grading at all.  But I think you should be able to add a grade layer and then add either Hue Colorize or Hue Shift under the color grading folder of effects and adjust to what you want to do.  Or you could add Color Gradient under the gradients folder and set colors to teal and orange (I assume you want teal on the sky and orange on the land) then adjust the position to get the areas lined up and adjust transparency to your taste.  But again, I may be TOTALLY not understanding what you are wanting to achieve.  The color grading guru in my book is @Aidin.  Maybe he will see this and be able to better help you out.

    Secondly, I don't see where you need any changes to your video in the first place.  Some of the dives about gave this old man a heart attack but otherwise it looked very nice.

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,262 Ambassador

    Use the CineStyle effect. CineStyle specifically does a teal/orange gradient with a contrast curve, letterbox matte, vignette and film grain. 

    Turn off letterbox, vignette and grain, set S-curve to 0 and all that's left is teal/orange. 

  • ElliotBrowneElliotBrowne Website User Posts: 7

     Triem23 can you do this in hitfilm 4 express version

  • tddavistddavis Moderator, Website User Posts: 4,178 Moderator

    @ElliotBrowne  I believe you have to add the Film Looks pack to use this effect in Express. The pack is $25 USD

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,262 Ambassador

    @ElliotBrowne tddavis is correct. Cine Style is in the Film Looks pack. I thought Cine Style was in the base HF4E

    So--you'll be needing to add grade layers over your project. Some effects to look at include Color Balance (Shift shadows, mids, highlights towards or away from certain colors), Hue Shit, Possibly Day for Night. or Curves. I suspect masking might be involved.

    I'm actually on my way out the door, but I'll agree with tddavis that Aiden really has a handle on grading.

     

  • WhiteCranePhotoWhiteCranePhoto Website User Posts: 896 Enthusiast

    You could try using a bleach bypass combined with a split tone with orange and teal, then blend that back into the original image, and add a little bit of film grain.  It's a fair bit more work than just appplying the Cinestyle effect, but that would probably get you pretty close.

  • AidinAidin Website User Posts: 109

    Guru? :0

    For a subtle teal/orange vibe I just use color balance and remove red from the shadows, but I have used LUTs in the past for a more dramatic (comical) effect.

    Cinestyle is cool though xD

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,262 Ambassador

    @Aidin you do good grades and you have a good grasp of your toolkit, and you're just going to get better, ya lil' punk! ;-) 

  • Aladdin4dAladdin4d Moderator Website User, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,509 Enthusiast

    @Aidin Yes Guru! You can't toss out comments like "For a subtle vibe I just....." and not be considered a Guru. Not to mention you have a natural talent for it, the skills to do it and you're only going to get better. 

     

  • AidinAidin Website User Posts: 109
    edited February 2017
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