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Add a color mask to a color correction 1 In the Timeline, select a clip with a color that you want to mute or enhance. 2 Click the Add Color Mask button in the Color section of the Video inspector.

Click here to add a color mask.

The Color Mask section appears.

When the button is highlighted, use the eyedropper to select the mask color in the Viewer. Sets edge softness

Selected mask color

3 In the Viewer, position the eyedropper on a color in the image that you want to isolate, and drag to select the color.

Drag to select the color to mask.

As you drag, two concentric circles appear. The size of the outer circle determines the range of variations in the selected color that are included in the color mask. As you change the outer circle size, the image becomes monochrome except for the color you are selecting. You can drag a new selection circle as many times as you like to try for better results. Note:  When you stop dragging, the picture returns to its original look, but you’ll see the effects of the color mask you have created as soon as you start making adjustments in the Color Board. You can then return to the Video inspector and use the eyedropper to make any adjustments to the color mask. 4 To change the range of color variations included in the mask, do either of the following: ••

To add color shades: Hold down the Shift key, position the eyedropper on a color you want to add to the mask, and drag to select the color.

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To subtract color shades: Hold down the Option key, position the eyedropper on a color you want to remove from the mask, and drag to select the color.

5 To adjust the color mask edges, drag the Softness slider. To have the Viewer temporarily show the color mask, hold down the Option key and then drag the Softness control: white indicates fully opaque mask areas, black indicates areas outside the mask, and levels of gray indicate transparent mask areas.

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Final cut pro x user guide  
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