Post Production

Classic Course: Channel Mixer

A better way to create monochromatic images. (An interesting color correction tool, as well.)

Continuing our exploration of a few choice Channel Operation effects, we look at the initially daunting Channel Mixer.

In short, the Channel Mixer allows you to create a custom mix of the red, green, and blue channel information, and use that mix to replace a channel’s normal information – such as mixing some of the green channel’s values into the red channel to enhance it.

Channel Mixer also has a Monochrome switch, converting it into a powerful grayscale mixer. All of this is demonstrated in the video below:

These movies previously appeared in our Insight Into Effects course on Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning. They’ve retired that course from their library, so we’re making them available publicly for free.


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Chris & Trish Meyer founded Crish Design (formerly known as CyberMotion) in the very earliest days of the desktop motion graphics industry. Their design and animation work has appeared on shows and promos for CBS,…

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