CE ColorCorrection

CE ColorCorrection

Posted on 07. Nov, 2007 by in After Effects

Learn how to change the look and feel of your footage easily with this useful CustomEffect. Color correction made easy… Finally!

Have you ever had to color correct a shot? I bet you did. Even small Tea Cups With Lids Amber Rings Wholesale Tea Trays Toddler Sleeping Bags corrections are often required to make the shoot look better. And what about cinematic looks? I’m sure everyone has tried to recreate the “filmlook” on your own footage at least once. But wait… theres more… You can even color correct poorly balanced footage to restore original colors. Yep. CE ColorCorrector allows you do to all that in 5 easy steps or less.

CE ColorCorrector is a wrapper around Adobe Color Balance plugin. I’m not really sure if I got the math behind it right, but hey… it works for me. You can also use it along with Hue/Saturation, Curves and Levels for even more control over the look and feel of your footage. Happy color correcting.

For installation instructions go to What CustomEffects are page.

Download: CE ColorCorrection (After Effects CS3)

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25 Responses to “CE ColorCorrection”

  1. Umair

    07. Nov, 2007

    Wow…. Awesome

  2. Ryko

    07. Nov, 2007

    ah sweet. this was pretty handy. I like color correction and this was just my kinda thing. Hope you do more of these and make some more plugins and presets ^^

  3. goemon

    07. Nov, 2007

    woah… very handy! it looks even easier than Film Magick Pro, but don’t tell Mr Kramer ;)

  4. Pierce

    07. Nov, 2007

    I can’t believe you give out these custom effects for free.

  5. Maltaannon

    07. Nov, 2007

    Well… If you want to say “thank you” than just use that huge “PayPal donate” button. I don’t mean to pull your leg but I really need your support to make new tutorials and presets for you guys. I’m counting on your support.

  6. Way2Evil

    08. Nov, 2007

    Looks pretty handy, thnx.
    I would like to know if it is possible to colorize a black and white movie to make it into a full color movie.

    Thnx again and greetz W2E

  7. Eran Stern

    08. Nov, 2007

    Ahh, Jerzy Once again I’m proud of you!
    Your Israeli Friend, Eran


    Check out my Hebrew new AE tutorials – you will gain both knowledge of After Effects and you learn Hebrew at the same time. Good Deal, Don’t you think?


    11. Nov, 2007

    I like your job Maltaannon ,,, I knew that you gona make a tuts dvd ! am I right ? when it will relese ?

  9. Maltaannon

    11. Nov, 2007

    Yes I am, but I’ve got so much work I didn’t start to work on it yet. But I promised myself that whatever happens it has to be released on 18 March 2008 – it will be a year from my first tutorial ever.

  10. Otto

    16. Nov, 2007

    Hello Maltaannon,

    Thanks for your contribution to the After Effects community. I’d like to point out that your Color Correction effect is exactly the same (inadvertently or otherwise) as Stu Maschwitz’s 3-way Color Corrector preset from 2005 (http://prolost.blogspot.com/2005/06/three-way-color-corrector-in-after.html), so decide for yourself whether or not your copyright is appropriate.

  11. Maltaannon

    17. Nov, 2007

    Oh. I see what you mean. Well… As Harry J Frank once said when he enlighten me that I inadvertently did a tutorial on something that he is selling – “Great minds think alike”.

    I do my best not to duplicate someone else’s work. That is one of the reasons why my new tutorials are not coming out so often, but I simply can’t know every single piece that was published on After Effects, even thou I’d really like to.

  12. sheathe

    18. Dec, 2007

    Fantastic! Thanks from Canada!

  13. AlfonGJ

    18. Dec, 2007

    Wow your tutorials and presets are very good. I’ll add you to favourites.

    By the way, you could number them, as AndrewK does. It’s neater :)

  14. Vivek

    08. Jan, 2008

    Can you let me know from where can I download your 3D Camera Lighting Effects? Thanks in advance!

  15. Vivek

    18. Jan, 2008

    Very impressive indeed!! I have downloaded the effect… thanks… In your demo I see many effects in your polygon studio folder… Are these downloadables on your site? Where??

  16. Maltaannon

    18. Jan, 2008

    not yet. but they will be i think, once i design they for common usage.

  17. der_flo

    15. Feb, 2008

    Did Anyone get this custom effect to work on AE 7.0 ? I installed it, but when I try to apply it, AE only tells me that the effect was created with a newer version of AE and wants me to update.

  18. Bob

    29. Feb, 2008

    Its impressive indeed, you make it easy for us to use.
    Now ik can make my own looks, instead of using excisting filters


    “Yes I am, but I’ve got so much work I didn’t start to work on it yet. But I promised myself that whatever happens it has to be released on 18 March 2008 – it will be a year from my first tutorial ever.”

    Is this still going to be released in

    Greetings from Holland

  19. Maltaannon

    29. Feb, 2008

    Well… the “whatever” that happened for me last month was so freaking huge that unfortunately I have to postpone the DVD release, but I do have some products coming up instead. Stay tuned.

  20. Bob

    01. Mar, 2008

    Okay i respect that :) you’re a busy bussinessman and i’m just a student :p
    i’ll stay tuned

  21. Steve

    04. Mar, 2008

    you’ve certainly made being a newbie to the video world much easier and filled me with hope for my video endeavours.

    Thanks so much for breaking down the concepts …

    … from Steve in the States.

  22. Jack

    06. Apr, 2008

    Thank you so much to create this preset. It looks very useful for my thesis project. However for some reason when i use the ColorCorrecter preset on one of my footage it gave me this error message:

    “After Effects warning: Undefined value used in expression. Could be an out of range array subscript? Expression disabled.

    Error occurred at line 0.
    Comp: ‘footage_test’
    Layer: 1 (‘footage_test.mov’)
    Property: ‘Shadow Red Balance'”

    Any idea what is the reason causing this problem? is it my footage? or AE? or i didn’t install it properly? any idea?

  23. Maltaannon

    06. Apr, 2008

    You probably did install properly. I guess you’re using non-english version of After Effects. You’re not the first one to report a problem with presets. It’s always the same error message, and the reason is always non-english version of After Effects or Windows. Unfortunately I’ve never came across this problem myself therefore I can’t explain what you should do, but I did saw some people getting rid of this problem in the comments. Just read them carefully and I hope you’ll find out how to fix the problem. The answer is probably in PixelSampler or ShapeExtruder comments, since they are the most popular and the most expression loaded presets I made so far.

    I hope you’ll get the problem solved.
    Good luck.

  24. Eugene

    13. Jun, 2008

    Wow… It’s amazing. I’m beginner in AE and sometimes have hard proplems with color correction. Now I’ve got level up. Great thanks!
    From Siberia with love ))

  25. CristalCube

    10. Aug, 2008

    Very useful preset, thanks George.

    Greetings. CC³.