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This is such a large topic that it deserves an entire Wiki devoted to it. However...
 
This is such a large topic that it deserves an entire Wiki devoted to it. However...
 
 
===Color and Nuke===
 
Why Nuke is and isn't a great color manipulator.
 
  
[[Color in Nuke|Color in Nuke: an Intro]]
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===The nodes===
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'''Really''' important nodes are marked with an asterix:
  
===Color nodes===
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Math sub menu
'''Really''' important nodes are marked with a asterix:
 
  
[[Add]]
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:[[Add]]
  
[[Multiply]] *
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:[[Multiply]] *
  
 
[[Clamp]]
 
[[Clamp]]
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[[Exposure|Exposure (and why not to use it)]]
 
[[Exposure|Exposure (and why not to use it)]]
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[[Gamma]]
  
 
[[Grade]] *
 
[[Grade]] *
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[[Sampler]] *
 
[[Sampler]] *
  
===Color misc===
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===Other===
Newbies are advised to read these in the order in which they are presented.
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;[[Visualizing Color Operations Using the Sampler Node]]
 
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:All color edits involve one or more discrete 'operations' that are, at heart, entirely mathematical. They may be visualized using the [[Sampler]] node, using the method described in this page.
All color edits involve one or more discreet '''operations''' that are, at heart, entirely mathematical. This is a list of them and their 'visualisation' derived from a [[Sampler]] node:
 
 
 
[[Visualizing Color Operations Using the Sampler Node]]
 
 
 
This is a table of which color operations are to be found in which Node:
 
 
 
[[Color Operation|Color Operations and Nuke's color nodes]]
 
  
An intro to the common interface elements of the color nodes:
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;[[Color Operations Visualised]]
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:Using the Sampler Node technique, basic color operations are visualised. These operations are also related to specific nodes.
  
[[Color Node Interface|The Color Node Interface]]
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;[[Color Node Interface]]
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:All color nodes feature a color picker, using which a color may be selected.
  
When doing a color manipulation on an image it is wise to seek feedback on its color values. Heres how:
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;[[Color Grading]]
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:A short review of color grading.  
  
[[Getting Visual Feedback|Getting Visual Feedback on color manipulations]]
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;[[Evaluating Color]].
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:When color grading an image, it is useful to seek feedback on what you are doing. Nuke has many tools with which this can be done.
  
Color management blues? The cure:
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;[[Color in Nuke|Color in Nuke: an Intro]]
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:Why Nuke is and isn't a great color manipulator:  
  
[[Color Management]]
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[[Category:Color]]

Latest revision as of 12:00, 20 April 2016

This is such a large topic that it deserves an entire Wiki devoted to it. However...

The nodes

Really important nodes are marked with an asterix:

Math sub menu

Add
Multiply *

Clamp

ColorLookup *

ColorSpace

ColorCorrect *

Exposure (and why not to use it)

Gamma

Grade *

Histogram (and why it isn't so great)

HueCorrect *

HueShift

HSVTool

Saturation *

Sampler *

Other

Visualizing Color Operations Using the Sampler Node
All color edits involve one or more discrete 'operations' that are, at heart, entirely mathematical. They may be visualized using the Sampler node, using the method described in this page.
Color Operations Visualised
Using the Sampler Node technique, basic color operations are visualised. These operations are also related to specific nodes.
Color Node Interface
All color nodes feature a color picker, using which a color may be selected.
Color Grading
A short review of color grading.
Evaluating Color.
When color grading an image, it is useful to seek feedback on what you are doing. Nuke has many tools with which this can be done.
Color in Nuke: an Intro
Why Nuke is and isn't a great color manipulator: