How to Create the “LUT Look,” and Still More Tutorials

Five new, short tutorials on the new Magic Bullet Suite 12. First up is the Memory Colors scope in Magic Bullet Looks:

Looks 3.0 comes with a set of presets designed to get you started with basic to advanced color grading. Here's how they work.

Here's a short overview of the new Lens Vignette Tool in Magic Bullet Looks:

It's easy to quickly toggle the grade off in Looks to check your work. Here's how:

And finally, I show you how to create from scratch, using just Colorista III, the heavily hue-constrained look that so many popular LUT packages provide. Although I prefer to keep this look "live" in Looks or Colorista, I also show how to easily save the grade as a LUT and re-use it elsewhere.

Daily Tutorials Leading Up to the Red Giant Spring Sale

Red Giant has been releasing a new tutorial each day leading up to their Spring Sale on April 28. I've gathered the most recent ones here.

First up is one I've wanted to do for a long time. We so often see keyers demonstrated as at way to change the color of an object in the frame. But you can also use a keyer to design a customized, powerful color adjustment. Here I show a couple of examples in Colorista III, including creating a saturation control that doesn't affect skin tones.

Magic Bulet Looks 3.0 includes a new Color Space Tool that makes it easy to work with any kind of footage, from video to log. Used in conjunction with the new Tool Pinning feature, this means any of the 198 new Look presets work perfectly with any camera.

Here's a quick look at the Duotone Tool, new in Looks 3.0:

Here's a breakdown of the similarities and differences between the standalone Colorista III effect, and the Colorista Tool inside of Magic Bullet Looks 3.0.

This tutorial uses Premiere, but the same applies to Final Cut Pro X — including the ability to use masks, as of version 10.2, released last week at NAB.

There are many more of these short tutorials to come! To make sure you see them, follow Red Giant on Twitter and Facebook.