Subtractive Saturation Color Grading & Film Emulation

When talking about making your video look “filmic”, subtractive saturation is one of the key aspects.

But what is it? And can it be done in Resolve?

It’s a method of giving pixels with more saturated colors lower luminance values. More color? Less light.

And yes, it can be done in DaVinci Resolve! There’s a number of ways to go about it, some easier than others.

The simplest method, outlined in the video, is to use HueShift by PixelTools – which is a tool I really like using!

In this video from Team 2 Films, you’ll learn about:

  • 00:29 Additive Colour
  • 01:22 Subtractive Colour
  • 03:53 Film vs Digital
  • 04:37 The Fake Way – Simulating Subtractive Saturation
  • 05:35 The Hard Way
  • 11:04 The Easy Way
  • 12:18 Jason Interview explains HueShift
  • 17:16 Kaur Interview how HueShift works

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