Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Color grading a matte painting, part of VFX Techniques: Building Replacement with After Effects.
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We have color graded most of the scene now, and most of the buildings, and trees,…and so on, integrate well with the sky.…Now there is one thing left and that's the matte painting, obviously it's very…blue, doesn't quite fit.…There's a couple of different ways to deal with this.…The first way is we just add affects to it like Color Correction and Hue and Saturation…and so on and adjust it that way.…Another way is to create a duplicate layer, and tint that, and combine the two.…I am going to try that way;…it's going to work better in this situation.…I am going to rename that layer first, which is a FoundryCameraTracker and just…so I know what it is.…
Now I'll copy that layer upwards, so Edit>Duplicate. There's Building 2.…I am going to rename that BuildingTint.…I'll go to the effects on that and there are no effects right now.…I'm going to add a Hue/Saturation, Color Correction>Hue/Saturation.…Now normally we deal with the Master Saturation slider, this time however, I…am going to Colorize.…And Colorize, is kind of like a Tint, you can see it change color right away.…
Learn how to track the footage with the Adobe After Effects 3D Camera Tracker, replace areas such as the sky, rotoscope moving elements such as buildings and cars, and integrate a digital matte painting so it gains appropriate shifts in perspective and scale. You'll also apply color-grading techniques and learn how to fabricate reflections. The course also covers an alternative motion-tracking workflow with the Foundry CameraTracker plugin.
- Using the After Effects 3D Camera Tracker
- Applying tracking data to 3D layers
- Constructing and refining motion graphics
- Keying out the sky
- Rotoscoping to remove and save features
- Using the Foundry CameraTracker plugin
- Creating reflections
- Color grading