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 and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.