Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring visual effects applications, part of After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency.
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I'd like to show you one more example of using the Mask Feather tool to create a sort of …look that might be more common, if say you're a visual effects artist and you're trying …to composite a person or an object over brand-new background and want it to seem to be realistic, …as if they were shot together. …If you have access to the Project files open up VMF_2-Depth of Field starter. …Here I have a clock-face over a brand-new background. …This clock-face was shot with a very narrow depth of field.…
Just this line through here is in focus and as you see as we go to the left which is closer …to us, and to the right which is further away, that clock-face is much more blurred. …If I wanted to cut out this clock-face and put it over my new background, I'll move a …little bit later to where there's more color happening in that background, …you would want the feather of this edge to change where it's fairly sharp here but …fairly soft here to match that Depth of Field blur. So let's go ahead and do that.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- Creating masks using parametric shapes or freeform with the Pen tool
- Editing and animating masks
- Combining multiple masks
- Using one layer to define the transparency of others
- Explaining the interaction between effects, masks, and mattes
- Mastering mask animation
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects Apprentice 07: Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
Overview Updated1m 5s
1. Masking 101
2. Free-Form Masking
3. Variable-Mask Feathering in After Effects CS6
4. Managing Multiple Masks
5. Masks and Effects
6. Track Mattes
8. Mask Tracking in After Effects CC
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