Selectively tweak color grading with Lumetri in Premiere Pro with the ZenBook Pro

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The ZenBook Pro comes with a 4K display which covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut – perfect for video editing. With a display like that, you can spot subtle color aberrations that you don’t want in your final video. Adobe Premiere Pro has a tool called Lumetri which helps you make color adjustments, such as increasing the saturation of one color, or replacing another. We’re going to show you how to make the most out of Lumetri in Adobe Premiere Pro on the ZenBook Pro.

The ZenBook Pro comes with a 4K display which covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut – perfect for video editing. With a display like that, you can spot subtle color aberrations that you don’t want in your final video. Adobe Premiere Pro has a tool called Lumetri which helps you make color adjustments, such as increasing the saturation of one color, or replacing another. We’re going to show you how to make the most out of Lumetri in Adobe Premiere Pro on the ZenBook Pro.

How to edit color in Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro colors menu

To open the Lumetri pane, click the Color tab at the top of the screen in Premiere Pro. The Lumetri Color pane should open on the right. You can click subsection titles to collapse them, or click the checkmark next to each to hide it from the preview and see the difference your adjustments make.

Premiere Pro basic Lumetri edits

The Basic Correction section covers the broad strokes. Use the eyedropper tool by the WB Selector to remove color cast, or increase exposure across the board to lighten or shot, for example.

Premiere Pro creative color edits in Lumetri

Creative adds dramatic changes to your clip by letting you drop in preset adjustments. A thumbnail lets you preview a filter before clicking it to apply, and you can even scale back the effect using the Intensity slider.

Premiere Pro Lumetri color curves

Curves provides a high level of manual control over how colors are produced. Clicking the line will set points that you can drag however you like. You can select the colored dots to only affect changes on those colors in your clip.

Color wheels in Lumetri for Premiere Pro

Color Wheels can provide direct adjustment over shadows, midtones, and highlights for either all or specific colors. Use the sliders next to each wheel to change the degree of the change, and click on the wheel to pick which colors to apply it too.

Secondary color adjustments in Premiere Pro

HSL Secondary is an advanced editing area that lets you apply corrections to a color after other corrections have been applied. This can help undo certain parts of earlier tweaks that you can’t dial back easily.

Vingette settings in Premiere Pro

Vignette adds a simple, dramatic darkening around the outside of the frame. Controls here let you adjust the size, opacity, and feathering of the vignette.

How to apply masks with Lumetri

While these tools will let you make selective adjustments based on color, they become especially useful when applying to certain defined regions of a video. By clicking Effect Controls in the top-left pane and opening the Lumetri Color drop-down, you’ll see all of the same options as before, with one important difference. There’s a circle, square, and pen icon which you can click to draw an area to affect in the preview pane.

How to apply a mask in Lumetry for Premiere Pro

This can help you block off corrections to, for example, the sky in the background, but not to the subjects in the foreground. This mask can be tracked to a specific object, so the relative position of the adjustment stays consistent throughout the video.

With that, you should be able to see the difference in your video with crystal clarity thanks to the razor-sharp 4K display on the ZenBook Pro. With a 178° viewing angle, nearby clients and colleagues will be able to see what you’re working on without any loss of quality.

And remember, you can get a discount on your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription through the preloaded ASUS Giftbox. Learn more about the ZenBook Pro here.