Are you losing image detail by adding too much contrast?
Here’s a handy tool to add it back.
If you’ve been using custom curves, you might not have noticed the “soft clip” tools that the curve toolset gives you.
These can be handy to lift shadows or lower highlights without affecting the rest of your image.
In this video from Learn Color Grading, you’ll learn about:
- The problem with too much tonal contrast
- Finding the Soft Clip Tools
- Recovering highlights and shadows with Low Soft and High Soft
It’s not the most sophisticated or customizable tool, it does a particular job. And it’s there whenever you need it!
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.