Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Prepare for an extreme match, part of After Effects Compositing: 2 Matching Foreground to Background.
…I've shown you how to match a foreground and…background together using black, white, and gray neutral values.…But what do you do in a case where you have an object that lacks neutral values?…In this case, we do have black, but we really don't have any white or…gray that's anything but super saturated, and…there's nothing in the background that matches it.…Here are a few tips to help you deal with an advanced match scene like this.…I've already told you to float the info panel, so that you can check values.…
And you can see that indeed those colors are…quite saturated just as you would expect them to be.…So rather than try to match that cube, I'm going to turn…it off and replace it with one of a couple of other things.…I could use a gradient, and this is a really simple thing to do so.…To that gradient, I could apply a levels effect.…And I'm not going to match it for you right now, but as I adjust it, you would…see that, its white and black values can be made to match the scene.…
And then I can copy that over to…
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- Matching color in black and white
- Matching levels with proportions
- Desaturating with tint
- Creating depth of field
- Reducing or removing grain
Skill Level Intermediate
VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Facewith Lee Lanier2h 42m Intermediate
1. Compositing Is Matching
2. More Complex Compositing
3. Introducing Depth
4. Organize Projects for VFX
5. Befriend Noise and Grain
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