Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Spot grain mismatches and match grain, part of After Effects Compositing: 2 Matching Foreground to Background.
…Suppose you have a foreground and background really well matched for…color and light, and the shot just doesn't quite look right.…Well if your source includes the addition of any still or computer…generated images to a live action plate, grain may be your culprit.…But rather than show you how to remove grain, let me…demonstrate how adding and matching it will help you sell the shot.…So, grain may not be instantly apparent in this scene.…But, it's pretty easy to expose it by raising exposure.…
I can flash the grain and particularly if I look at a single channel.…Now I can see all of this extra motion in…areas of the scene that you'd expect to be static.…And now the cube looks really, way too static.…Believe it or not, your eye picks up on…this, even when we don't expose it so much.…Not only that.…You can't ever guarantee that your work isn't going to…end up on a screen that's brighter than you intended.…I'm going to apply the Match Grain effect directly to the cube layer.…
Now here's a gotcha, by default, anytime you…
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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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