Section 82. Replace a Color

82. Replace a Color


33 Add or Move a Clip on the Timeline

61 Add and Customize an Effect

67 About Keyframing

68 About the Properties Panel

74 About Advanced Effects


63 Reset or Remove an Effect

65 Create and Save a Preset

71 Make a Variable-Speed Pan and Zoom

75 Control a Video Effect with Keyframes

82. Replace a Color

The Color Replace effect allows you to select a color or range of colors in your screen image and replace it with a new color you designatereplacing, for instance, a blue area with a red area.

The results of the Color Replace effect, however, tend to look rather flat and artificial. For this reason, it is more effective on flat-colored graphics such as company logos and less effective on continuous gradations of color, such as video or photos. If you applied Color Replace to a person's shirt, for instance, the result would be that the shirt, with its depth, wrinkles, and shadows, would be replaced with a flat block of color that would look nothing like a shirt.


You can use keyframing, setting points for various replacement colors, to create an interesting effect by having an object's color dissolve into several replacement colors over the course of a clip.


Drag the Color Replace Effect on to a Clip

The Color Replace effect is located on the Effects and Transitions panel, in the Image Control category of the Video FX collection. Drag the effect from the Effects and Transitions panel and drop it on a clip in the Timeline. You will not see any immediate change to the clip in the Monitor panel.


Open the Color Replace Control Panel

With the clip selected, click the triangle to the left of the Color Replace listing in the Properties panel to reveal the effect's control panel.


Designate the Color to Be Replaced

The Target Color setting designates which color is to be replaced. Click the eyedropper next to this control; the mouse pointer becomes an eyedropper. Use this eyedropper to click a sample of the color you want to replace in the screen image in the Monitor panel.


Designate the Replacement Color

Click the eyedropper next to the Replace Color setting and click in the image in the Monitor to select the replacement color. Alternatively, click the white swatch next to the Replace Color setting to open the Color Picker; select a color from those displayed and click OK to designate your replacement color.


Fine-Tune Color Range Similarity

By tweaking the Similarity setting, you can widen or narrow the Target Color's range of similar colors until you achieve your desired results.

Adobe Premiere Elements 2 in a Snap
Adobe Premiere Elements 2 in a Snap
ISBN: 0672328534
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 199 © 2008-2017.
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