Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating transparency in Photoshop, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
Rich Harrington: We've got a basic image here, and we want to go ahead and cut her off, we're not…going to worry so much about the legs down here right, we're just getting sort of a waist…shot or what do you want in here?…Abba Shapiro: Yeah, we're probably going to cut it off right at the shorts, you know right at the hipline.…I want the hand to be in the shot because I don't want a hand dangling, but I think…that's about a good framing, I am not too worried about the legs as a matter of fact,…you can go ahead and crop out the right side, because we're also only going to position her in the background.…Rich: Yep, and so I've got that marked, I'll uncheck Delete Crop Pixels but that looks…pretty good and what we're going to do is take advantage of the Select > Color Range…command which allows us to click and then start to make a selection.…
Now what you want to do is take advantage of couple of options here.…We're going to use the normal method first and holding down the Shift key I could just…start to click and add, and you see it picks up more and more areas.…
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- Why use green screen?
- Using a fabric, Flexfill, or Reflecmedia backdrop
- Lighting the green screen
- Establishing a relationship with the subject
- Shooting handheld
- Shooting with a DSLR
- Using a sync sound workflow
- Processing raw footage
- Creating transparency in Photoshop
- Removing the background
- Adjusting background focus
- Keying in Premiere Pro or After Effects
- Animating the camera
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
1. An Introduction to Green Screen
2. Prepping the Green Screen
3. Lighting the Subject
4. Working with the Subject
5. Best Shooting Practices for DSLR Video
6. Background Selection
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
8. Creating the Composite for Motion
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