Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Prevent matte clipping with Find Edges and Minimax, part of After Effects Compositing: 2 Matching Foreground to Background.
…The rack focus effect works well, except for this odd…looking hard edge around the depth blur of the board.…To fix this it helps to know about render order.…And a couple of old school effects that not every knows about to fix a matte.…So clearly the edges here need to be softened a bit.…But unfortunately the fancy matte tools that…you get in After Effects don't really help.…So for example if I chose Refine Hard Matte, that just breaks everything.…
And, and Refine Soft Matte, similarly doesn't really hold up.…I could also do something simpler, I could go…with a channel blur, and just try blurring the alpha.…Is not really what I'm after.…Instead, I'll duplicate the foreground layer…and remove camera lens blur from that foreground.…Now I'm going to apply an effect that goes…back to the era before After Effects even existed.…
If you've ever seen art from the early 90's, you might…have seen some Photoshop art that looked kind of like this.…This is actually a complete misuse of the find edges effect.…To use it properly you have to add one other component.…
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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
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