Premiere Pro: A Fast Way to Set Grayscale Values

Posted on by Larry

As I was researching this week’s Inside Tips, I discovered a very fast – one click – way to set grayscale levels in Adobe Premiere Pro.

NOTE: This technique only affects grayscale settings, it won’t fix color problems.

Clicking this sets all the parameters in Tone automatically. You can then tweak each of them to get precisely the look you want. All changed settings are adjustable.

Like all automated settings, this option doesn’t work perfectly for all clips.

What I really like about this, though, is that this simply changes settings in the Lumetri panel, it doesn’t permanently alter a clip. If you like the results, keep it. If not, adjust the settings that need adjusting.

For me, this is a great way to adjust a clip when I’m short on time. This sets some basic parameters, at which point, I can fine tune the color to the look I want.

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One Response to Premiere Pro: A Fast Way to Set Grayscale Values

  1. Scott Pinzon says:

    Given all the time I spend in Premiere, and even specifically in the Lumetri Color Basic Correction panel, I have to laugh at the fact that I never noticed that button! I’m always jumping on the Exposure and Contrast sliders. Thanks Larry, this really is a nifty time-saving tip!

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