Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Slam to test the match, part of After Effects Compositing: 2 Matching Foreground to Background.
…In this lesson, I'm going to show you a…technique commonly used by professionals to evaluate a composite.…And the control allowing you to do so,…that's never far from your cursor in After Effects.…So here we have the scene as we left it in the last lesson.…It's technically well matched.…But there are a few flaws yet to be exposed.…Now, that word, exposed, is apt here.…Because we're going to use this exposure slider found at the bottom right of…the comp panel in order to reveal some of what's hiding in the details.…
I'll just zoom in here by the cube.…And as I raise this exposure slider by just rubbing on the text, all kinds…of detail that wasn't previously visible becomes readily apparent.…For example, I can see that the blacks, which I was really pretty…happy with, actually are nowhere near as dark as they are on the bicycle.…I can see a lot of grain in the background, which…is something we will learn to match later in this course.…And if I back out and lower the exposure,…it becomes very apparent that the brightest…
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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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