I'm trying to color-correct a video I'm working on. This is an example frame from the footage:
Since I'm a newbie and pretty clueless about good-looking color correction, I've tried playing around with some Picasa filters. Eventually I've came out with this:
This supposed to be a reference for me to later on immitate with Premire's color correction tools.
In Premiere, I've tried using Levels:
And RGB curves:
And this is the result:
After a lot of small adjusments, still you can see a big difference:
My main problem is that whenever I'm fixing one color, or one area of the frame, always another part is affected in a non-wanted way. For example you can see the wall in the Picasa version is more yellow than the one in the Premiere version, but the left-hand closet is less yellow than the one in the Premiere version. Meaning making the whole thing more yellow might fix the wall's shade but make the closet's shade worse.
My question is, what method should I use while using these filters (or others) in order to achieve a known effect? Is there a specific filter I should use before or after another? Or how could I determine the proper adjusment for affecting one color/shade but leaving another as it is?
This is important to me not only for this specific project, but also because I assume this method is what professional editors use when trying to achieve a specific vision they have for a frame.