Understanding keying


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Understanding keying

In this video, we're going to cover the basic process behind keying. We're not going to actually do any specific keying just yet. It's important to understand exactly how everything works before we start clicking on buttons and checking things out. So the general idea behind keying is to take some footage that's shot on a specific color and eliminate that color from the background so that you can put your talent over top of anything. You could make them appear on Hawaii or put them over a graphic background, whatever you want.

Now if we look at our comp right here, let's select Layer 1. The first thing I want you to notice is this mask. Usually in the process of keying, you'll start off by creating a garbage mask where you can eliminate any unwanted areas in the scene. Now if you look on the right side here, I can see the edge of the stage. Based on the angle how this was shot, that happened. Now as long as the talent didn't cross over that area, we could just...

Understanding keying
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Understanding keying provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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Video
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