Photoshop + After Effects: How To Fix Color Mismatches

This tutorial will show you how to fix color mismatches between Adobe Photoshop CC 2024 & Adobe After Effects CC 2023.

Working Color Space Used in Tutorial:
Rec.709 Gamma 2.4

Keyboard Shortcuts
Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + K (Color Settings PS)
Option/Alt + Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + K (Project Settings AE)

00:00  Intro: About The Tutorial
00:19  Comparing Color in Photoshop vs. After Effects
00:44  Color Settings in Photoshop
01:01  Select Rec.709 Gamma 1.4
01:21  Before & After Comparison
01:29  Change Color Settings in After Effects
01:56  Project Settings (Color Tab)
02:20  Before & After in After Effects
03:02  Comparison Between PS & AE Files

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)
Adobe Photoshop CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Change Color Settings in Adobe Photoshop CC 2024:

  1. Open Photoshop
  2. Go to the ‘Edit’ Menu
  3. Go to ‘Color Settings’
  4. Go to ‘Working Spaces’ section
  5. Click the drop-down next to ‘RGB’
  6. Change from sRGB to Rec.709 Gamma 2.4
  7. Click ‘OK”

How To Change Color Settings in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

  1. Open Adobe After Effects
  2. Go to the bottom of the Project Panel
  3. Click on the ‘Spaceship’ icon or,
  4. Go to the File Menu
  5. Select ‘Project Settings’
  6. Click on the ‘Color’ tab
  7. Go to ‘Color Settings’ section
  8. Go to ‘Working Color Space’
  9. Click the drop-down menu
  10. Change from ’None’ to ‘Rec.709 Gamma 2.4’
  11. Click ‘OK