After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keying

After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keying

After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keying is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, produced by an expert, Mark Christiansen. This study is a critical pillar for anyone who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation talent. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.

Free Download - After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keying
Author Mark Christiansen
Publish Date 12/6/2014
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 7m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 45
Last Update N/A

Color keying, also known as chroma keying, lets you shoot a foreground scene and insert it into virtually any background; this can save you money and allow you to create shots that are impossible or highly dangerous to take as a single shot. For it to be effective, the key is in the details. In this course, Mark Christiansen shows how to produce feature-film-quality keys in After Effects that fit well within their new scenes, while retaining the subtle details—be they strands of hair or soft or translucent edges—that make the results believable.

Beginning with a brief explanation of the keying process, Mark takes you through the steps involved in creating a perfect green-screen key: generating a rough matte, eliminating color spill and matte lines, and refining problematic edges. He shows how to work with Keylight and Primatte—two indispensable keying tools in After Effects—and explains when to use one over the other. And for times when green screen won’t work, he shows how to generate high-contrast mattes, or luma keys, based on the luminance data in your footage. Last, learn about compression and how to prep a shot for keying.

Topics include:

  • What is color keying?
  • Using garbage mattes
  • Getting started with Keylight
  • Understanding the Screen Color, Clip Black, and Clip White adjustments
  • Eliminating spill with Advanced Spill Suppressor
  • Using Key Cleaner to refine edges automatically
  • Dividing a matte with holdout mattes
  • Breaking down a complex color key
  • Creating a luma key with Extract
  • Setting up sky replacement
  • Using Refine Soft Matte to improve edge detail
  • Feathering edges with Channel Blur
  • Knowing when to avoid green screen
  • Prepping a shot for keying

After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keying : Video Lessons

  • Welcome1m 46s
  • Using the exercise files2m 23s
  • Overview: What is color keying?2m 18s
  • Working with Keylight: Introduction56s
  • Key a green screen simply with Keylight3m 46s
  • Begin a color key with a g-matte2m 58s
  • Quickly and carefully sample for screen color in Keylight3m 54s
  • Precisely adjust Clip Black and Clip White in Keylight4m 49s
  • Fine-tune Keylight adjustments with Screen controls3m 50s
  • Use only these two views in Keylight2m 9s
  • Know which Keylight controls to ignore3m 19s
  • Managing edges and spill: Introduction43s
  • Choose a keying background for contrast3m 55s
  • Eliminate spill automatically with Advanced Spill Suppressor2m 41s
  • Refine Advanced Spill Suppressor settings2m 15s
  • Use the Adobe workflow: Keylight, Key Cleaner, and Advanced Spill Suppressor2m 36s
  • Evaluate and adjust Key Cleaner results2m 33s
  • Dividing the matte: Introduction52s
  • Recognize when and how to divide a matte for keying2m 41s
  • Start with an animated and articulated g-matte2m 41s
  • Add a holdout matte1m 38s
  • Solve overlapping mattes with Alpha Add3m 28s
  • Track a c-matte to fill holes3m 6s
  • Solving problematic edges: Introduction45s
  • Create an animated g-matte selection without roto or keyframes3m 15s
  • Complete a three-pass key with core and edge mattes4m 7s
  • Solve matte lines with Refine Hard Matte4m 43s
  • Advanced keying and Primatte: Introduction56s
  • Break down a complex color key4m 50s
  • Think beyond keying: Solve a shot with keying and roto7m 6s
  • Get started with Primatte Keyer4m 17s
  • Understand Primatte as a Keylight alternative5m 40s
  • High-contrast mattes: Introduction57s
  • Create a luma key with Extract3m 27s
  • Set up a simple sky replacement in 32 bits per channel2m 38s
  • Improve detailed edges with Refine Soft Matte3m 29s
  • Feather edges with Channel Blur3m 26s
  • Conceal matte lines with an edge matte4m 37s
  • Expand and contract a luma matte with Minimax2m 9s
  • Prep for keying success: Introduction40s
  • Know reasons green screen is not always the answer3m 11s
  • Avoid compression: The enemy of mattes3m 18s
  • Prep a shot for keying3m 4s

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