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raw-m
03-08-2011, 06:40 AM
The VPR has been an excellent enhancement in getting work done but I'm getting really frustrated when it comes to tweaking colours. What I really want is an AE or PS style interactive curves editor that allows me to quickly & easily change a range of colours/contrasts without dealing with seperated colour channels & sliders. Is there one out there for LW? I think a lot of designers would find it useful.

I know the function nodes are quite useful for this but they are a bit cold a technical to use.

Also, is there a preference that will automatically update the node editor depending on what surface I've selected (there's too much clicking to do in LW!)? Can't find one.

Other than that, having a lovely day :)

dwburman
03-10-2011, 11:59 PM
There's a Curve function node in the DP_Kit plugin set.
It's not the most elegant solution, but it may be slightly more comfortable to work with.
http://screencast.com/t/lleJGjjaR

I'd like to see more compositing type nodes available. Some color correction nodes would be nice too.

raw-m
03-11-2011, 06:31 AM
Thanks for the pointer. Looks a lot more promising, mainly for greyscale stuff, as in the vid.

I agree, I think theres a big hole in the market for LW colour correction tools. If I was clever I'd write some myself!

dwburman
03-15-2011, 09:33 AM
I was looking through the list of nodes in the DP_Kit and noticed that it does have a curves node that works downstream and with color channels.

http://dpont.pagesperso-orange.fr/plugins/nodes/nodes/Misc.html#CurveFilter

http://dpont.pagesperso-orange.fr/plugins/nodes/Additionnal_Nodes_2.html

raw-m
03-16-2011, 07:35 AM
Thanks for the pointer, will take a closer look (DP to the rescue, again!)