An Introduction To The After Effects CC Roto Brush Tool


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Introducing the Roto Brush

The Roto brush is one of those amazing tools that can take a tedious job and make it more than bearable. And in our example, we're going to use the Roto brush to isolate our snowboarder from this background. Now, to see what we're dealing with, let's run a RAM preview of the video clip. It's pretty shaky footage. And the fact that it's a white snowboard on a white background sometimes would be a little bit frustrating. But, I'm going to press this space bar and stop playback here.

Let's start at the beginning of our timeline. Press Home on your keyboard. Now with our current time indicator at the start of our composition, double-click layer one to load it into the Layer panel. As a general rule, when you go to apply the Roto brush, you want to be working at 100% magnification. I'm going to press the Tilde key in the upper left corner of our keyboard. That'll maximize this panel. And if you press Shift+ Forward slash, that'll maximize our view in the scene.

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Introducing the Roto Brush
Video duration: 5m 58s 14h 52m Appropriate for all Updated Nov 03, 2014

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Introducing the Roto Brush provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CC Essential Training

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Video
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After Effects
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