Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Cutting up the source image, part of After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space.
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The first step in preparing the image is to cut out the individual pieces that…you'll then want to separate in Z space in After Effects to take advantage of…multi-planning and give the illusion of depth.…To show you an example of this, inside the Comps_Finished folder is a…composition called 09-Samoan cut-up.…What I did in here was take the original full frame background image, duplicated…it several times and then started masking out various parts of that image.…If I solo this layer, you'll see this copy has just the man.…
I used two masks to cut him out, one with a relatively small feather for the body.…I'll twirl down all of its parameters, and then one with a more generous feather…for his hair, and I'll twirl that down.…I went ahead and added these two masks together to create composites for this…particular component.…In addition to the man, I did the same thing for the foreground pole on the…right cutting this little nail that was stuck into it.…This intermediate distance pole on the left, again solo that;…
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