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Podcast #22: Coloring a washed-out sky with a gradient in Premiere Pro CS3

How to correct a blown-out white sky with a blue gradient filter, using the built-in Ramp and Calculations effect By Jeff Schell

In this week's podcast, Host Jeff Schell tackles a question direct from the DMN Premiere Pro forum, "How do you create a gradient background?" Jeff shows you a simple method for replacing a washed-out or white sky with a subtle blue gradient. Jeff walks you through the steps of applying the Ramp video effect, and discusses some of the Ramp effect options.

Next, Jeff explains how to use the Calculations effect to achieve Photoshop-like Blending modes. In particular, Jeff uses the Multiply blending mode to change the white sky to a soft, blue hue. Although this is not the sort of task that Premiere Pro is best suited for--it can be done with ease in After Effects--Jeff details step by step how to recreate this if you have a budget of zero dollars and if Premiere Pro CS3 is the only tool available to you.



To download this week's DMN Podcast for later viewing right click (Command Click on Mac) this link and save to disk: podcast22_ipod.mp4

Jeff will provide a new Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 video podcast each week.

We invite you to send in your feedback, rants, raves, suggestions, and questions. Contact us here via email at DMNPodcasts AT DigitalMediaOnlineInc DOT com.



Jeff Schell:

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Jeff Schell is a video editor, comedy writer, author, Web designer, technical trainer, actor, and amateur physics geek. As an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), Jeff travels across the country teaching video production classes in Premiere Pro, Encore DVD, and After Effects via his website Jeff is the author of Premiere Pro 1.5 Hands-On-Training , and Premiere Pro 2 Hands-On-Training . In addition, Jeff is the tour guide behind the Premiere Pro 2 Essential Training online tutorials at . Jeff also has worked with Adobe in developing questions for their Premiere Pro and After Effects certification exams.

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