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    Learn how to properly use Curves as a base grade in DaVinci Resolve 15
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjtlqLqVpFY&t

    Who doesn't love curves? Just dropped a new tutorial on color grading using curves. Got some pro tips sprinkled throughout the episode and finally we compare Curves vs. Primares and talk about some inherent differences each method has.

    I would love to hear what's your default method. I know its never one size fit all. It depends on the project but if you have to pick one that you always feel right at home with. Thanks for participating in advance.

    Enjoy the video. Bless up.


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    Just from my first experience with Resolve I ended up using curves to do the basic adjustments...generally moving the white and black points (or if that’s the wrong term, the curve point at each corner) to raise/lower blacks and whites. Sometimes leaving those in place and using the “curviness” of the curves tp adjust contrast. Primaries for me started to look weird if I pushed them too far (shadows would keep getting deeper but mids and highs stayed the same, for instance). Curves kept the results looking more “natural” and “organic” when pushed harder. I’m sure some of that’s pilot error.


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    I use curves to create looks and add a finishing touch with an additional contrast pop but mostly I avoid using them as a starting point. Thanks for your comment.


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    I think Daria does it in the long Davinci tutorial vid. Probably where I got the idea.


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    There is nothing wrong with any of these methods as long as you are comfortable and know your way around the method you choose to use.


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    Thanks for the tutorials, Qazi.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua_G View Post
    Thanks for the tutorials, Qazi.
    Thank you so much, Joshua.


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