Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a screened area, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…Earlier when we looked at this beach shot I was using a screened in background to…really control the focal area, to drive the eye to part of the screen,…let me show you how i built it.…Starting off here with the initial photo is pretty simple,…I really like to reduce the color a bit to drive things in.…And to do this, I'll add the black and white adjustment layer.…Clicking the auto button dials in the auto values and…you can really control that with the sliders, making the blues higher…contrast in this case or increasing the brightness of the reddish areas.…
Now, as you dial that in it's really a matter of exploring.…For example, in this case, I just placed it at a 50% value.…By using that black and white adjustment Layer and…simply lowering the opacity, you create a de-saturation of the color.…As well as a darkening of the image.…And I really like that.…Rather than just stripping out the color here, I've reduced it down a bit.…And it's created a gradual blend where the reduced chromo look is there.…
But we have a nice darkening of the bluish areas naturally creating a bit…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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