QHQ Channel Splitter (Tutorial + Preset + Action)

Color grading using Curves, Levels and other RGB tools always felt quite counter-intuitive to me. That’s why I decided to create QHQ Channel Splitter – an After Effects script and Photoshop action for automatic splitting of the image/footage into discrete RGB or CMY channels. Channel Splitter can change the way you experiment with color correction as well as open a brand new way of color grading through changing the “inks” rather than the channel values.

Running time: 38min
Difficulty: Easy
Required tools: After Effects and/or Photoshop
German localization: Jonathan Baecker
Intro and Outro music: “Ghosts II” by Nine Inch Nails


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Download the files associated with this turtorial below:

  • QubaHQ Channel Splitter
    Tested with Adobe After Effects CC and Photoshop CC
    Localized for English in PS and English/German in AE
    Download: QHQ_ChannelSplitter_v1.0.zip
    Extract the downloaded files and move them into your Photoshop actions and After Effects scripts folder.

The tutorial can also be watched at YouTube and Vimeo.

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