How to use Color Wash

Wipes from one scene to the next by painting a band of colors that travel along the intensity of the images from light to dark or dark to light.

Choose the colors you wish to use, decide the color edge characteristics and then change the threshold orders to make the transition move how you would like.

  • Light Color and Dark Color set the two color band for the transition. These two colors act as the boundary between the two images, wiping from the first to the second as it goes from dark to light (or light to dark).
  • Color Width sets the percentage of the picture that is consumed by the traveling colors. A small Color Width results in a tight band of two colors that move across the combined image as it changes. A large Color Width covers most of the picture during the transition.
  • Smooth controls how tightly the color bands adhere to the underlying image luminance. As you turn up Smooth the lines will become softer and more sweeping.
  • Blend Ratio changes the bias between the two-color edges versus the color-to-picture edges. Reduce Blend Ratio to create a crossfade between the two colors, but harder edge where the image is. Or increase the control to set a hard edge between the colors but a softer feather at the point where the colors meet the image.
  • Threshold Image sets which source image should be used to control the transition. Choices are First (original clilp), Second (second clip) and Mixed (a blend of both clips.)
  • Threshold Direction sets the direction of the transition from Light To Dark or Dark To Light.
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