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Adobe Green-Screen Workflow

with Richard Harrington

Video: Welcome

Guides you through the keying process in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and other popular tools like Primatte Keyer and zMatte.
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  1. 3m 4s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
    3. Related courses on
    4. Using the exercise files
  2. 5m 16s
    1. When to key in Premiere Pro
      2m 43s
    2. When to key in After Effects
      2m 33s
  3. 8m 45s
    1. Importing into Adobe Premiere Pro with the Media Browser
      2m 41s
    2. Correctly interpreting fields and frames
      4m 48s
    3. Performing a test key from your camera's card
      1m 16s
  4. 19m 37s
    1. Stacking layers for keying
      2m 29s
    2. Using the Ultra Keyer
      2m 50s
    3. Refining the Ultra Keyer
      5m 42s
    4. How to get the best key in Adobe Premiere Pro
      5m 10s
    5. Creating previz
      3m 26s
  5. 29m 40s
    1. Importing projects from Premiere Pro
      2m 4s
    2. Using Dynamic Link
      2m 58s
    3. Using KEYLIGHT
      2m 4s
    4. Refining KEYLIGHT
      4m 52s
    5. Using masks with KEYLIGHT
      5m 33s
    6. Enhancing a key with 3D lights
      4m 52s
    7. Rescuing a bad key
      7m 17s
  6. 13m 58s
    1. When to use a third party
      1m 25s
    2. Primatte quick start
      6m 9s
    3. zMatte quick start
      6m 24s
  7. 18m 44s
    1. Defocusing backdrops in Photoshop
      3m 26s
    2. Applying depth-of-field blur in Photoshop
      8m 45s
    3. Designing custom blurs with the Photoshop Blur Lab
      6m 33s
  8. 20m 12s
    1. Extruding a still in 3D space to create a backdrop
      6m 15s
    2. Using a panoramic photo as a virtual set
      6m 40s
    3. Using a panoramic photo as a camera map
      4m 17s
    4. Creating a panoramic photo with Photoshop
      3m 0s
  9. 5m 6s
    1. Rendering with a straight alpha channel
      3m 38s
    2. Creating Flash video with transparency
      1m 28s
  10. 49s
    1. Goodbye

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Adobe Green-Screen Workflow
Video Duration: 0s 2h 5m Intermediate


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Working with green-screen footage can be a daunting task. The Adobe suite of video tools provides a wide array of choices, but how do you know which to use? This course aims to answer that important question. By providing an overview of the import process, and then moving into Premiere Pro, After Effects, and popular third-party keying tools, author Rich Harrington guides you through the keying process. Learn how to use the Ultra Keyer, KEYLIGHT, Primatte Keyer, zMatte, and more, while discovering ways to work with transparency and create great backdrops in Photoshop.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this material in our library.

Topics include:
  • Deciding where to key your footage: Premiere Pro or After Effects
  • Importing footage to key
  • Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
  • Using the Ultra Keyer
  • Using KEYLIGHT
  • Enhancing a key with 3D lights
  • Deciding when to use a third-party tool
  • Processing backdrops in Photoshop
  • Exchanging transparency data
After Effects Premiere Pro


Hi. My name's Rich Harrington, and welcome to this class on Adobe Green Screen Workflow. I'm going to be taking a look at several different techniques today that I'd like share with you. And it's all practical stuff. We're going to start out looking in Premiere Pro, talk about getting the footage organized and when we're going to key there. Then we'll graduate into After Effects and take a look at some of the advanced tools. We'll also explore third party solutions; as well as jump into Photoshop to create custom backdrops. There's a whole lot here and these are techniques that I use in my work flow. So I'll share with you practical advice to get the job done, that you can immediately put into action in your studio and for your clients.

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