Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Remove Color Matting, part of After Effects: Insight into Effects.
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A major part of mastering After Effects is mastering the subject of Alpha…channels. In particular, knowing how to solve problems with Alphas when they come up.…Now one common problem is if you have an object with anti-aliased or partially…transparent edge and part of the background color from behind that object has…crept into that edge. Your first recourse is always go to the Interpret…Footage dialog and set the Premultiplied pop-up to match the color of that…background. But if that doesn't work, there is a plug-in effect, Remove Color…Matting, which may also solve your problem.…
Here is an object from the stock footage library that has an Alpha channel, but…which has a little bit of an issue with the white fringe around parts of its body. …I'll zoom in so you can see this in more detail. You see a little bit of…white there and little bit white edge around here. I want to remove this white fringe.…I will back down to 100% for now. Now I suspect since fringe is white that this…was shot on a white background, I'll double-click it to open it up in its Layer…
After Effects gurus Chris and Trish Meyer share their real-world insight into how to get the most out of the effects that come bundled with this popular software. After Effects: Insight into Effects covers their favorite effects, hidden gems, optimal parameter ranges, "gotchas" to avoid, and alternative effects to consider. Among other tidbits, this course also contains "special topic" movies that pertain to more than one effect, demonstrate how to use After Effects more efficiently, and compare different effects to try in order to achieve a desired creative result. After Effects: Insight into Effects is recommended for all After Effects users, regardless of which version they use. This ongoing series that will be updated with new movies on a regular basis.
This course was recorded using After Effects CS4, but it contains many timeless concepts and effects. After Effects: Insight into Effects is recommended for all After Effects users, regardless of which version they use. This is an ongoing series that will be updated with new movies on a regular basis.