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50 Shades of No Way: A Guide to Avoiding Colour Grading Fails!

Colour grading is a critical part of post-production in video creation. It's the process of adjusting the colour of a video to create a particular look and feel, and it can make or break the visual impact of your videos.

Here are some of my top tips to avoid common mistakes:

1️⃣ Avoid Over-Grading: Too much colour can make your video look fake and unnatural. Keep the adjustments subtle and you’ll get more natural results.

2️⃣ Balance Contrast: Achieving the right balance between light and dark is key to getting a great result with colour grading. The best way to do this is to adjust the midtones and shadows so they’re neither too light nor too dark.

3️⃣ Don’t Be Too Hasty: Colour grading takes time and patience. Spend as much time as necessary fine-tuning the image until it looks just right. Rushing through the process will result in less than perfect results.

4️⃣ Make Your Adjustments Evenly: When making adjustments, be sure to adjust all the colours in your image evenly. This will help ensure that your final result looks cohesive and professional.

5️⃣ Don’t Overdo Effects: Colour grading effects such as vignettes, gradients, and blurs can be used to enhance your video, but too much of them can be distracting and make your video look amateurish. Use these effects sparingly for the best results.


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