How to Accurately & Easily Cut Up Your Source Image


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Cutting up the source image

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 distanc...

Cutting up the source image
Video duration: 2m 25s 4h 49m Intermediate Updated Dec 06, 2012

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Cutting up the source image provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space

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