Step 4: Overlay Top Layer

As you can now see in your Canvas window, your clip hasn't changed yet. The only visible change is the tinted, bottom layer which you can see in the Viewer window. In the next step the fun begins and you'll start seeing your clip transform.

Right click on the top layer go down to Composite Mode then select Overlay.

Nicely done!<br> <br> The only area where I could see for improvement is that you're relying heavily on your own color perception while doing this, and coincidentally, your monitor's color calibration. While not inherently a problem, if your monitor is off, then everything else your video plays on will be, as well.<br> <br> The solution: Video Scopes!<br> You can open these up by either selecting them in the tools menu or selecting &quot;Color Correct&quot; in the arrangements, which are in the window menu.<br> <br> A quick tutorial for how to read them:<br> <a href="http://www.larryjordan.biz/technique-how-to-read-scopes/" rel="nofollow">http://www.larryjordan.biz/technique-how-to-read-scopes/</a><br>
I appreciate the comment. Thank you!<br><br>I am very familiar with video scopes, but incorporating that in this tutorial would take away from the simplicity of this, especially for someone new to color correcting in FCP. I suppose &quot;correction&quot; is slightly misinterpreted as in this tutorial, it's more about adding an artful touch. This is just the route I like to take when adding a cinematic look to my projects. <br><br>I checked out your tutorial on your site. It's very insightful! :)<br><br>Thanks again!<br>Rory

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