Defining the base frame


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Defining the base frame

Now the first thing I want to do is make a foreground selection, teach Roto Brush what I considered to be the foreground object in this layer and namely it's this actor's hands and arms. Although it is just his hands and a little bit of his wrist that go in front of the screen, quite often, it's better in the long run to select large continuous portions of a person's body. If I selected only part of his arm, I might get a matte line, a bit of difference or distinction where the Roto Brush version of his hand in the foreground joins up with the normal copy footage in the background.

So I'm going to select the Roto Brush tool, hover my cursor over the Layer panel, and you'll see this little green cross. This green circling cross indicates I'm about to define the foreground portion of the layer. Now unlike normal painting you don't want to or need to make very precise strokes right along the edges between your foreground and background. Roto Brush is the ...

Defining the base frame
Video duration: 9m 21s 3h 11m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2012

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Defining the base frame provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet

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Video
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After Effects
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