A Really Fast Way to Color Correct an Image in Adobe Premiere Pro

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I was going to title this article: “Divide and Conquer,” but no one would ever find it in a search. Sigh… so much for literary titles.

This is SO COOL! Watch.

Here’s the source clip. Dim & green. While I could fire up the Lumetri panel and manually color grade this, let’s assume that I don’t know how to use it.

How can I make this better? Easy: Divide and conquer.

Ta-DAH!!! Amazing…!

OK, my work is done here.


If the highlights are blowing out (becoming over-exposed), adjust the B (Brightness) level in the color matte clip (red arrow). Generally, you’ll need to raise this about ten percent.

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