Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Defocusing backdrops in Photoshop, part of Adobe Green-Screen Workflow.
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One of the things that's going to make a back drop…more believable is that there's natural blurring in the photo.…So if you're using a photographic backdrop, or…even a video backdrop, taking the time to selectively…blur, and control what parts are in and…out of focus, can make a more believable composite.…One of the things I like to do is make a new layer on top.…And then, using my blur tool I could start to selectively adjust.…There it is.…And if I choose Sample All Layers it becomes very easy to de-focus.…
Right bracket will give me a bigger brush, and…what I want to do is start to soften out…the backdrop a bit, but not this tree here…in the foreground, and Imma leave this alone too.…So by mousing over here, I can start to go over and begin to blur.…Now a nice big brush…makes this really easy to quickly brush on top.…And what I want you to realize is that this is happening to its own layer.…You could turn that off and on, and start to see the difference.…
Now if I zoom in here, it becomes really clear, just what's happening.…
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- Deciding where to key your footage: Premiere Pro or After Effects
- Importing footage to key
- Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
- Using the Ultra Keyer
- Using KEYLIGHT
- Enhancing a key with 3D lights
- Deciding when to use a third-party tool
- Processing backdrops in Photoshop
- Exchanging transparency data
Skill Level Intermediate
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Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photographywith Richard Harrington3h 16m Appropriate for all
1. Deciding Where to Key Your Footage
2. Importing Footage to Key
3. Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro
4. Keying in Adobe After Effects
5. Selected Third-Party Keyers
6. Processing Backdrops in Photoshop
7. Backdrop Techniques
8. Exchanging Transparency Data
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