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How to Lower the Opacity of a Node in DaVinci Resolve


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, 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 straightforward from here on. All you need to do is lower the gain of the node.


Video guide to change node strength & opacity


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.

Will Sutton

Will Sutton

Will is a professional Camera Operator/Video Editor with over 17 years of experience). Now living between the Isle of Man & Brighton UK. Highly experienced in Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and After Effects + some other editing software. Founder of Teckers, Bounce Color, Stunt Camera Crew & more.

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