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How to Lower the Opacity of a Node in DaVinci Resolve

Davinci resolve how to lower opacity of node
Published 27 October 2021

Last updated on 14 May 2022

DaVinci Resolve is so complex and has so many amazing features. It’s not simple trying to figure out how to change the opacity of a node in DaVinci Resolve, but I have written a short simplified step by step guide on how to do this.

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Step 1 – Go to the Color tab

In the Color tab is where you will need to go to change the settings. It will open up the node panel where you will apply the adjustments of your colors.

Go the color tab

Step 2 – Select the node you want to lower the opacity of

Simple as it says, select the node you want to lower the opacity on and make the adjustments.

Select your node in davinci resolve

Step 3 – Go to the ‘Key’ tab

Select the ‘Key‘ tab located in the middle of the user interface.

Select the key tab

Step 4 – Change the ‘Key Output’

Now here is where you will adjust the opacity. It’s quite straight forward from here on. All you need to do is lower the gain of the node.

Change the key output in davinci resolve

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There you have it! That is how to lower the opacity of a node in DaVinci Resolve. Please feel free to see our other DaVinci Resolve tutorials and learn all the tips & tricks about how to use it.

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