BlackMagic Resolve Ripple

Following on from their successful Core Training for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve, Ripple Training have released a 90 minute tutorial focused on building popular looks and grades.

We like great tutorials, but we like tutorials better when they actually show you how to achieve a desired result or effect.

Alexis Van Hurkman has followed up his extensive DaVinci Resolve Core Training with a 90 minute class on building popular grades and effects. It's called DaVinci Resolve Creative Looks and sells for in between $29.99 to $49.99 depending if you require the tutorial in 1080p or 720p, downloaded or supplied on a USB thumb drive.

"Since every scene has unique visual characteristics, you will learn how to approach each stylization in a variety of ways, in the process unlocking the flexibility of the DaVinci Resolve toolset to quickly customize an image's look beyond what's possible by simply applying image presets. Ultimately, you'll see different methods of evaluating how to apply a given look to a scene, as well as how to combine techniques to create a style that's completely your own.

"In the process, you'll learn how to apply different color washes to specific regions of image tonality, how to create variations on undertone and bleach bypass looks, how to emulate and customize cross-processing effects, how to preserve skin tones within extreme stylizations, how to enhance your look with subtle glow and bloom effects, different methods of constructing monochrome looks suited to specific color channel combinations, and more!"

Ripple Training stress that this tutorial is about the colourist's creative process, rather than the the technical instructions.

With the news that DaVinci Resolve 10 is almost with us at NAB and it will have new features such as an online editor, we can see this application continuing to be an essential tool for any editor.

Here are a few extracts from the tutorial to see the high level of instruction you will be getting from Alexis.


Isolating Colour with Hue vs sat



Creating Glow with Composite Modes


Adding Colour to your Greyscale



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