When working with Keylight inside Adobe After Effects, you can change the view to Status. Status allows for you to see an exaggerated view of the matte so you can make better keying decisions. How does this work? In this movie, author Luisa Winters demonstrates how to use the Status view when using Keylight in After Effects.
- [Instructor] Go ahead and open…Composition 2.2 status view.…I already have it open here, I have the top clip selected…and you see that I have the effect controls panel…open in the top left of my screen.…We already saw in the previous movie…that we could change the view to a status view…and that's what we're showing here right now.…If you are not showing a status view…please click here in this drop down menu…and switch to status.…And this is what you're seeing right here.…
The status view is an exaggerated view…of the mat and you can use this information…to make better decisions regarding choosing…a different color or even refining the mat.…The important thing to remember, however,…is that this is an exaggerated view of the mat,…this is not really the mat.…So let me go ahead and change this to the mat…so that you can see what the mat looks like.…As you can see the mat is much much cleaner.…Now the status view really helps us tremendously…in determining how much we need to refine the mat…and we're going to do that a little bit later…
- Shooting for the key
- Basic keying
- Refining the matte
- Masking a key
- Correcting color