Here’s an idea I just had to create a cool coloured video background with natural gradients.
Take a photo of clear sky. Try to capture a portion of sky with naturally occuring gradient colours:
Import into SC, add to timeline and apply a color grading filter. Then tweak the settings slightly. Dramatic colour changes can be achieved with tiny adjustments!
Apply a rotate and scale filter. Firstly zoom in to remove the tree and clouds (bottom of original). Then use keyframes to achieve a gently rotating/zooming effect. Export as an mp4.
- Use this a background for smaller photos/videos etc.
(TIP: try not to include an aeroplane in your shot like I did… ) (If you look carefully the small white streak is a plane…)
PS I tried to tag this post as a “tutorial” but I can’t find the option in the drop-down list…