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General question about rendering
by Richard Herd 2 weeks ago
I've been editing a lot of government and non-profit content that's well over an hour running time (talking head mostly, single camera). The footage (XDCAM EX 1080i60 (35 Mb s VBR 1920x1080) always re
Re: General question about rendering
by Richard Herd 1 week ago
THanks! I thought I was doing that, but it only works with particular codec and wrappers. I was using the wrong secret sauce. The footage I received was XDCAM EX in a quicktime wrapper. I guess I shou
Exposing for Shooting 16mm Daylight Spools?
by Jade Whitmire 3 weeks ago
This may come off as a rookie question, so apologies for some novice curiosity but I am about to shoot some 100' rolls of Vision3 50D 16mm film - and I want to be sure that I expose the film correctly
Re: Exposing for Shooting 16mm Daylight Spools?
by Richard Herd 1 week ago
Rick Wise "using a light meter on video shoots" I always use an incident meter but then I'm AAU alumni 2005 and it was necessary part of the curriculum. I sure miss Curran Engel.
Final cut Pro vs Premiere (for speed)
by Mike Tyler 3 weeks ago
From what I've seen, most people use Adobe Premiere for editing.. Until now I was working with FCPX because it was just faster - the rendering was almost instantaneous. However in my last project I wa
Re: Final cut Pro vs Premiere (for speed)
by Richard Herd 1 week ago
Mike Tyler "150 mb larger from Final Cut" One hidden detail in compression is called the key frame interval. And that means how many i-frames there are. Compression is interesting. In order to have c
A USB Cable rant...
by Todd Terry 1 week ago
This is nothing important, just something I thought I'd share from the "Whaaaaaaa " department. Ok, what's the biggest gripe about USB cables I think it's universally the fact that on the first connec
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Re: A USB Cable rant...
by Rich Rubasch 5 days ago
I know! It costs more to do it this way! That's it! Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
Media manager error
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
So I'm trying to media manage a sequence to a new drive so that we give the online facility ONLY the assets used in the cut. A typical thing. Avid does this, FCP 7 and FCX do this. And NOW supposedly
Re: Media manager error
by Richard Herd 2 weeks ago
6. File permissions are not wide open for everybody to read and write.
raising the vices while lowering background noise
by Keith Vickers 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, I have a question: I have a clip on my timeline. There are two people having a conversation but there is also a conversation at a lower level in the background at times. How would members her
Re: raising the vices while lowering background noise
by Peter Groom 2 weeks ago
You dont say what your micing was. If the main dialogue you want is on 1 track and the other annoying dialogue is on the other, then its an easy fix on the faders. If its all mixed then you are in big
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Article: Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017
by Bob Zelin 2 weeks ago
NAB Show Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017 Longtime broadcast engineer, facilities designer, and workflow consultant Bob Zelin has been attending the NAB Show for years, and his legendary write-ups hav
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Re: Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017
by Tim Taylor 2 weeks ago
Great article. I've been absent from NAB for a few years, and this was a terrific summary of the state of our industry! I don't even mind the invisible elephant in the room, Apple. They don't seem ver
Ranting about Google
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
The room has been kind of quiet of late and I have a few minutes to kill and thought I'd rant. Well, very minor rant. I'm usually a big fan of Google and almost all of their products, but they're anno
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Re: Ranting about Google
by Selen Jain 7 days ago
I am a regular Gmail user but I have not noticed it before! Thank you for pointing out it here, glad that I get to know about the mess! https: www.clippingpathspecialist.com
Thought everyone would enjoy this email exchange I had.
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
Thought you'd enjoy this email exchange between an counseler and myself. She advertised on videographies.com looking for someone to shoot and edit a half hour course for her. Here's the enchange afte
Re: Thought everyone would enjoy this email exchange I had.
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
I loved this thread, but come on, I have had this type of thread right here on Creative Cow forums over and over (and some with people that contacted me privately after seeing my posts on Creative Cow
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Looking for simple, standard release/agreement for cameraman
by Roy Stevens 3 weeks ago
Hi A friend was cameraman on a couple shots used in a recent short film I made. Is there a simple, standard release agreement contract we can use Something that says I own whatever he shot (it was on
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Interview with Thomas Grove Carter
by Ronny Courtens 3 weeks ago
I have really enjoyed reading this: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 05 06 a-conversation-with-thomas-grove-carter Thank you, Oliver. - Ronny
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Re: Interview with Thomas Grove Carter
by Robin S. Kurz 1 week ago
Ronny Courtens "I have really enjoyed reading this:" He's a really nice guy in person, too. And by far THE fastest Final Cut Pro X editor I have ever seen mind-boggling. - RK ________________________
Provacative: Michael Cioni at NAB 2017 - "Do I have Stockholm Syndrome with Apple?"
by Bill Davis 3 weeks ago
Definitely worth the time to watch if you care about the future of Apple in video. https: youtu.be i117f6RUKos Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: Provacative: Michael Cioni at NAB 2017 - "Do I have Stockholm Syndrome with Apple?"
by Richard Herd 3 weeks ago
Tony West "Ironically he was pointing out that Apple didn't expect ProRes to become what it did. He was saying the marketplace decided that on their own." That's how I understood his comments too. Fo
OT: Fusion vs After Effects
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
I thought this was an interesting discussion about how Fusion might be a more than viable replacement for Ae for many users: https: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=22&t=58937&sid=125d92d164
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Re: OT: Fusion vs After Effects
by Richard Herd 3 weeks ago
These have all been very helpful!
Markers or Metadata - The Debate!
by David Lawrence 1 month ago
One of FCPX's great strengths is its metadata-driven organizing tools. They're so good I've built logging workflows around them, even though I like cutting in Premiere Pro. But depending on your work
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Chris Harlan liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: Markers or Metadata - The Debate!
by Tony West 4 weeks ago
David Lawrence "So what's more efficient Markers or metadata " For me it isn't either or, but both. I use the metadata in the browser as I log and create favorites. I then write into the favorites no
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Adobe updates
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Let the kibitzing begin! https: www.provideocoalition.com adobe-updates-premiere-pro-cc-april-2017 And a deeper dive: https: www.youtube.com watch v=zQy3eFIXF4k And a couple on After Effects, too: htt
Re: Adobe updates
by Richard Herd 1 month ago
Morten Ranmar "Audio sweetening" Is the hard limiter back
Shooting Product Introduction Videos
by Phillip Seitz 2 months ago
Hello readers. Abit of a rant ahead and looking for insight. So, here's my story: I've been shooting and editing videos for quite some time here, including, but not limited to; macro shots of jewelry,
Re: Shooting Product Introduction Videos
by Richard Herd 1 month ago
Phillip Seitz "Have any of you shot interview product footage with the talent sitting down Is there a guide for something like this that I missed out there What could the psychological advantages dis
The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 06 imac-xeon-e3-64gb-ram-amd-late-october New iMac Late October. Xeon E3 processor. And Apple's entry back into monitors may be 8K. A bigger (taller) Mac Mini.
Re: The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting - CASE IN POINT
by Robin S. Kurz 2 months ago
Yeah, this has been making the "told ya so" rounds. As if anyone was saying that the MP is somehow up-to-date. BUT, for me, the real irony in the whole test is that it doesn't in fact show how horribl
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Betamax
by Rich Rubasch 2 months ago
Anyone in the Madison WI area or Milwaukee Chicago area have a working Betamax machine laying around Have a few old tapes to transfer! Would love to do it here rather than send them out. Rich Rubasch
Re: Betamax
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
boy, you are all a bunch of old bags. I remember seeing all the posts about guys wanting to get together for the Ampex QUAD tape reunion at NAB at O'Shea's. What a bunch of old bags. Betamax Are you k
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Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Jack Steiner 2 months ago
I'm opening a chroma-key studio very soon in Europe.. Chroma-key studio will be 1000 square meters with a length of 20 feet and a professional high-end lighting setup, two make-up rooms and extra prop
Re: Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
Todd Terry " Jack Steiner "what structure should we use to improve acoustics and get rid of the "reverb" "" In a perfect sound stage environment for recording audio (very niche here) there are no par
The Mac Pro future. Finally some sense from Apple!
by Chris Harlan 2 months ago
Videoguys has the scoop on the future of the Mac Pro and it is startlingly brilliant! http: www.videoguys.com blog apple-plans-release-late-fall-osx-licensed-systems
Re: The Mac Pro future. Finally some sense from Apple!
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Wouldn't it be cool if the next Apple workstation used a modular, plug-together, Lego-like architecture, where you could stack RAIDS, cooling systems, Graphics and memory in multiple combinations Woul
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Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
http: www.redsharknews.com technology item 4470-amd-s-forthcoming-radeon-rx-vega-greater-gpu-power-at-lower-cost
Re: Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Tangier Clarke 2 months ago
Thanks for that link. Intriguing. Apple is so tight-lipped about future products it's anybody's guess what's happening with the Mac Pro. Pair this finding with the benefits of Apple's Metal technology
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Fs7 grain
by D j Harris 2 months ago
Hi, I'm asking this question from the perspective of post production - we have an Fs7 but we often seem to have terrible trouble with grain and digital pixelly noise, particularly in dark areas. Any k
Re: Fs7 grain
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
2000! Holy crap. This brings up so many questions! Do you have a depth of field chart for the FS7 I googled of course but it was hard to suffer through all the noise. Thanks!
OT: Time to say goodbye?
by David Mathis 2 months ago
For the last several weekd the "other" debate forum has grown silent. There have been no sightings of angry village people with torches and pitchforks. Even the intoxicated laced rants and diatribes h
Re: OT: Time to say goodbye?
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Oliver Peters "Not much to debate, since Adobe seems pretty solid in sticking with subscription. " That's one way to put it. I found that forum endlessly vexatious, I have to admit. On one hand, it q
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Insurance for a 3 day shoot - subcontractors covered ?
by Richard Jacana 2 months ago
I have to hire 4 contractors for a 3 day shoot. Was wondering what type of insurance is normally required. I'm responding to an RFP and they mention "insurance" I presume liability insurance, don't ne
Re: Insurance for a 3 day shoot - subcontractors covered ?
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
Richard Jacana "hey mention "insurance" " Short Term Production Insurance is what you're after. The client will determine how much you will need. Please be aware of the different kinds of insurances,
How to budget a Cooking Show ?
by Robert Bengraff 2 months ago
I have been asked to put numbers together to produce five 5-8 minute outdoor, roaming host food show. I am currently under NDA so I can't give too many details, but think outdoor festival, tailgaters,
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Re: How to budget a Cooking Show ?
by Richard Herd 2 months ago
I used to shoot a lot of food -- commercial stuff -- which I don't do anymore (yay) but slow mo is important when those Asian chefs make a huge wok of fire.
replacing black frames to remove "blinking" in video file
by Christoph Salzmann 3 months ago
Dear all, I have been recording powerpoint presentations but have encountered a big problem. For whatever reason, the videos "blink" when I play them. There are black frames which shouldn't be there.
Re: replacing black frames to remove "blinking" in video file
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
This forum is pretty quiet and I just popped in to post the answer to my question in case someone else asks. Not to be a jerk to the cow, but I found lots of help on the reddit ffmpeg forum. Good luck
Public Access channel video that needs editing
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
The video I received is .mpg, but -i is: Duration: 04:58:48.48, start: 0.320867, bitrate: 5448 kb s Program 1 Stream #0:0 0x200 : Video: mpeg2video (Main) ( 2 0 0 0 0x0002), yuv420p(tv, bottom first),
Re: Public Access channel video that needs editing
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
I solved the issue. fmpeg -i input.mpg -c:v copy -c:a pcm_s16le output.mov Then when it comes into Premiere it took the 5 hour file several minutes to load.
Is there a piece of software or application for my needs?
by Jake Block 3 months ago
Hey guys, first, sorry if this is in the wrong section, please feel free to move it to the correct one if it's not. I'm going to try and explain my situation needs as best as possible and see if anyon
Re: Is there a piece of software or application for my needs?
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Jake Block "We are currently getting 80 to 100 of these requests in a day and it's taking a lot of manpower to crank them out in a mannerly time." Let me see if I understand your problem: you're gett
Converting Old Hotel into Indoor Entertainment Centre. Advice is needed
by Leo Vai 3 months ago
Hi! I m new in this forum and I am very proud that I found it! Currently working in the hotel development team. I am living in a town where the city itself is almost dead so it needs some place where
Re: Converting Old Hotel into Indoor Entertainment Centre. Advice is needed
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
I'm not sure this is the right forum for what you're asking, but I did have an idea about the rooftop. LED panel flooring under a protective glass top layer, relaying a live image of the ground from a
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Matchmoving a dolly zoom with greenscreen
by Axel Nordman 4 months ago
Hello, I need some advice on how to go about to plan the visual effects, matchmoving and execution for this shot: https: drive.google.com open id=0Bw_DOei-S1wOUW54bjJmZXQ2ZGs The challenge is that we
Re: Matchmoving a dolly zoom with greenscreen
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
In general, this is standard and relatively straight forward: Normally with a zolly, it's very exact, and each take is written down accurately on set, noting all the relevant details from take to take
licensing cost for art video
by Sarah Schela 3 months ago
Hi there, I would like to get some advices from you concerning licensing a video I have created in the past. this video is a part of an art installation I created last year and someone is interested t
Re: licensing cost for art video
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Sarah Schela " Is that all a matter of signing acting according to the contract and trust " For the most part, yes.
Move Object Without Moving Mask?
by C. Blake Davis 3 months ago
Hello! I have an image file I would like to move WITHOUT moving the mask it contains. Normally I would just use a trackmat, but this image file already has an alpha matte, so I have to use a mask on i
Re: Move Object Without Moving Mask?
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
The after effects render order is the following: SOURCE MASK EFFECTS TRANSFORMATIONS (smet) Imagine the problems if masks were not on the source. Yikes! Or effects ignored masks!!
How do i bend the text on after effects cc 2014 to fit on airplane fuselage
by hanna dean 3 months ago
as u can se the side of the airplane body it rounded and bends , so how do i make my text bent so it fits nicely. what plugins are their that bends the text to this shape
Re: How do i bend the text on after effects cc 2014 to fit on airplane fuselage
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Cinema 4D is the "normal" application to do that, using mograph mo text, which is not part of Cinema 4D Lite.
What is this transition and how do I achieve it? Might be some zoom, split, and twitch one.
by Justin Dillihay 3 months ago
It's the effect transitions that the WWE used for their Royal Rumble 2017 graphics. This is the intro for the show. I would love to know, for one, how to do the letter-by-letter reveal of "The Road To
Re: What is this transition and how do I achieve it? Might be some zoom, split, and twitch one.
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Wiggle expression can be applied to the opacity Transform so you can make things do that blink. There are thousands of expression tutorials to google search. For the words, I would use the Animate Cha
Bolex 16mm Time-Exposure?
by Charlie Knott 5 months ago
I am planning on working with a Bolex 16mm camera on a short experimental film, and in the process I am trying to achieve the effect of time-exposure, or slow shutterspeed. I have read about turning t
Re: Bolex 16mm Time-Exposure?
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Back to basics: in film, shutter speed is calculated as follows: Frame Rate * Shutter Angle = Shutter Speed For example: 1 24 * 180-degrees 360-degrees = 1 48 shutter speed. What makes the smeariness
Am I wrong here?
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
I have a potential out of town client looking to do a 3 day shoot in my area. The way I work is I sub contract my crews and equipment. We would also be building sets and renting furniture. The total p
Re: Thanks and Update
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Hello Bob, have you seen this http: viddyoze.com Who needs a full time employee to make custom motion graphics The magical cloud can do it all.
Here's a strange one. Any thoughts?
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
Hi guys, Hope you're all well. I have a potential client who wants us to deliver different still graphics and video clip files to stretched ultra-wide LCD (LED backlight) bar cut displays. 1 3 cut dis
Re: Here's a strange one. Any thoughts?
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
Sorry I missed this before. I used to do a lot of this stuff for bars and venues. Shooting the footage was almost ridiculous because the aspect ratios are incompatible. So it was a lot of cropping in
Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Ben Hilton 4 months ago
Hello all, I have a question about audio. How is the "Film" audio texture accomplished I don't know how to describe it, but it is the special texture that you hear mainly on voices in feature films an
Re: Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue
by Richard Herd 3 months ago
I came over here researching 5.1 system signal flow, but thought I might give my 2 cents here. That "feel" you're talking about is truly the mastering stage. To get mastering at very high quality requ
Shooting an old train on Green screen
by eli rezik 5 months ago
Hello everyone, In a couple of weeks I'm going to shoot a short film in an old train cabin. of course we are shooting in a stand still train, and using green screen for the outside. however before I g
Re: Shooting an old train on Green screen
by Richard Herd 5 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "underexposed green screen" Getting back to the basics. What does underexposed mean Let's make it easy. We have 5 stops of latitude: 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8 IMO "underexposed" means everythin
What Are The Best Practices for Animation?
by Jason Jammer 7 months ago
Hello, I'm looking for advice on the best way to animate a flow of dots inside a pipe. The end result would be a continuous flow of dots that loop infinitely. I went an old school route where I copied
Re: What Are The Best Practices for Animation?
by Richard Herd 7 months ago
There's a slightly hidden thing too. Right click a point on the path. Then Mask and Shape Path Set First Vertex.
Premiere Pro 2017
by Greg Jones 7 months ago
Anyone brave enough to install the new version of Premiere Pro and try it out Just noticed Premiere Pro 2017 pop up on the Creative Cloud Tab. Greg Jones D7,Inc.
Re: Premiere Pro 2017
by Richard Herd 7 months ago
Downloading it now.
Banding in the sky only after I render a clip
by Luke Pearson 7 months ago
I have an opening scene in a video I'm working on that starts with a slow fade in. That first clip looks crisp and smooth until I render the clip. Then you can see terrible banding in the sky during t
Re: Banding in the sky only after I render a clip
by Richard Herd 7 months ago
But that doesn't answer the question. In the old days, like 5 years ago, haha, we could Force a keyframe using markers. I can't find a way to do that in Premiere. But if you find it, please let me kno
itch to upgrade
by Robert Smith 7 months ago
Since Cosa 1993 we upgraded three mac AE licences at every opportunity. Since the pay monthly CC our team stopped upgrading and have been using Cs6 quite happily. We wondered if it is worth upgrading,
Re: itch to upgrade
by Richard Herd 7 months ago
It's not an "upgrade" per se. There are some new features and enhancements of course, but changing out a working system is a bad idea because you'll have a million little "Oh yeah I forgot about that"
Data DVD Bitrate - HD file too big for disc
by JohnBen Lacy 7 months ago
I have an h.264 HD video that is 1h12m. I exported from Premiere Pro using the Vimeo 720p preset, which gave me a resulting file that is 8.81GB. I delivered to the client using DropBox, but now they w
Re: Data DVD Bitrate - HD file too big for disc
by Richard Herd 7 months ago
So let's ask a different question too: have you been paid for this or is it a case of a grinder asking for one more thing before they approve the invoice I ask because a data dvd in 2016 is actually a
Question about exposure settings
by Duke Sweden 10 months ago
I'm just an amateur and I don't have a fancy lighting studio or outdoor equipment but the answer to my question might help others. OK, when shooting a scene that will end up dark and moody, should one
Re: Question about exposure settings
by Richard Herd 9 months ago
Haha. Pretty silly. If you're gonna pull keys, definitely do not underlight or overlight -- do it just riiiiight.
Looking for a USB flash drive type product...
by Richard Herd 11 months ago
Hello, Maybe my search terms are failing me, but I've searched and cannot find find something as follows: a USB flash drive that has 2 connectors (with a longish wire), in this way I can plug two sepa
Re: Looking for a USB flash drive type product...
by Dave Mackey 10 months ago
Hi Richard, I'm not sure this is what you actually want to do. I would suggest plugging the USB drive directly into the workstation and then share the drive on your network so your other computer can
rendering interlaced footage, to output in 1080/50i: adjusment layer flicker on fields
by miron auslander 11 months ago
original footage is 25 fps 1080i working with adjustment layer and basic coloring effects the final output render results in adj layer flicker "on off" on each field the problem was tested on 2 differ
Re: rendering interlaced footage, to output in 1080/50i: adjusment layer flicker on fields
by Richard Herd 11 months ago
Timewarp to 2008: http: lurkertech.com lg fields
After Effects- Assembled PC or Mac Pro- Need advice please!
by Kshitij Mehra 11 months ago
Hi All, I know there are multiple posts floating around on the same subject, but I needed some serious advice. I am a freelance video editor and I also do motion graphics on after effects. I'm current
Re: After Effects- Assembled PC or Mac Pro- Need advice please!
by Richard Herd 11 months ago
Walter Soyka "PCs back in 2011" What operating system are you using now Thanks!
Walter S's proof of concept AE rigging comps with templates -- another question
by Richard Herd 12 months ago
Here is the "proof of concept" video http: www.keenlive.com renderbreak 2014 06 rigging-ae-comps-with-the-new-templates-feature It works great! I am hoping to expand it, but not sure my next step. I p
Re: Walter S's proof of concept AE rigging comps with templates -- another question
by Richard Herd 11 months ago
That'll work (around). I made three lines of point text: top, middle, bottom. If they're blank they don't show up. Thanks!
Opacity color math
by Jerry Smith 12 months ago
So, I have a colored square with 100% opacity on a white background. I'd like to replace it by a darker colored square with 50% opacity. Is there a simple formula or web site with a color applet that
Re: Opacity color math
by Richard Herd 12 months ago
Have you tried Adobe Color https: color.adobe.com EDIT: here is some blend mode math http: photoblogstop.com photoshop photoshop-blend-modes-explained
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