Color Grading Central: There is nothing quite like the beautiful color contrast that the teal and orange or orange & teal look creates.
Contrasting warm skin tones to a cool background focuses the audiences eye on the talent, which come on, is the primary focus.
Additionally it’s kind of like a bottled up sunset or “magic hour” when the warm sunlight is illuminating everything directly and the sky is acting like a giant blue bounce card illuminating everything else that’s in the shadows.
In this tutorial I reveal how to get this coveted look without using LUTs that can often times break an image and not give you the results you’re looking for.
Other tutorials show how to do this but are too complicated and require too many steps making filmmakers feel overwhelmed.
Whether you’re in Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve or Final Cut Pro X I show you the easiest and fastest way to get the coveted look in just two steps.
It essentially works like this: 1) Isolate your skin tones and other similar tones then invert the selection 2) Push cool teal colors into the image with the offset/master control
Voila! Feast your eyes.