310: Color Fundamentals in Adobe Premiere Pro

310: Color Fundamentals in Adobe Premiere Pro


Adobe has made continual improvements to their color grading controls and video scopes. In this first of two parts on color in Premiere Pro, Larry Jordan explores the basics of color and color correction in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Presented: March 31, 2021

Several times each month, Larry Jordan presents a live, on-line, video training webinar discussing issues related to video editing and post-production. For a list of upcoming webinars, click here.

Duration: 50:38
Download file size: 709 MB (ZIP file)
Format: QuickTime movie (HD: 1280 x 720)

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Adobe has made continual improvements to their color grading controls and video scopes. In this first of two parts on color in Premiere Pro, we explore the basics of color and color correction.

NOTE: Here’s the link to Part 2: Advanced Color Techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Join host, Larry Jordan, as he explains the key concepts of digital color, then shows how to control it using the March, 2021, version of Adobe Premiere Pro. This session includes:

  • Fundamental color concepts
  • Exploring the Lumetri Color panel
  • How to read and adjust the Lumetri video scopes
  • How to find and apply color looks
  • How to use the new Comparison View
  • How to make simple color repairs and adjustments

If color is new to you, you want to learn the latest Premiere features or you simply want to refresh your color skills, this session is for you.


This intermediate session is designed for editors who are familiar with the operation of Premiere Pro. No understanding of color or color tools is required.


To help you quickly find the information you need, we include chapter markers in the QuickTime download  to simplify navigation. Click here to learn how to display them in your download.

  • Welcome!
  • – Today’s Agenda
  • – Next Week’s Agenda
  • Color Concepts
  • – Color Space
  • – Primary vs. Secondary Colors
  • – RGB is Additive
  • – Bit Depth
  • Part 1: Lumetri Color Panel
  • – Definition: Color grading
  • – Lumetri Panel Sections
  • Demos
  • – Switch to Color workspace
  • – Basic Correction > Tone
  • – Reset / Disable Lumetri settings
  • – Create section
  • – Vibrance vs. Saturation
  • – Vignette
  • Part 2: Reading Video Scopes
  • – 4 Types of Video Scopes
  • – Illustrate grayscale values
  • – Vectorscope layout
  • – Intro to video scopes
  • – Change scope display
  • – 8-bit vs. Float
  • – Clamp signal option
  • – Analyzing images
  • Part 3: Apply a Color Look
  • – Colors evoke emotions
  • Demos
  • – Look Demo: Gold Western
  • – Look Demo: Cold winter
  • – Look Demo: Film Noir
  • Part 4: Comparison View
  • – Demos
  • – Apply a look to first shot
  • – Enable Comparison View
  • – Comparison View controls
  • – Copy / Paste Effects
  • Part 5: Fix Color Problems
  • – Analyze clips first
  • – Color grading is pixel-based
  • Demos
  • – Automatically correct an image
  • – Remove haze
  • – Remove a color cast
  • – Match color between clips
  • – Blend mode: Divide
  • Summary