While there are several keyers included with Adobe After Effects, one of the best to use is KEYLIGHT. It’s a third-party tool that was bundled with After Effects, and it's been used on several feature films. In this video, join Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use masks in KEYLIGHT in After Effects.
- As you work inside of After Effects,…there is a complex system of masks that can come in handy.…Maybe you're dealing with reflections that you don't…want to actually remove or maybe the green screen itself…didn't fill the whole background.…Well, that's okay.…It's pretty easy to go in and use masks to refine…which areas should be kept and which ones…should be ignored.…Let's switch here to 4.5.…I'll double click on this comp to open it.…In this case, you see that the green screen background…does not fill the entire frame.…
In fact, it's not quite as wide as it needs to be,…but that's okay.…Our subject never actually exits the background.…Additionally, on the lens here,…we have a little bit of greenish tint.…A lot of lens elements will have this naturally.…Unfortunately, it's the same color of the green screen…and naturally on it's own it's going to get keyed out…even though it shouldn't.…Sometimes areas that are reflective or certain surfaces…might actually start to key that you don't want.…
Well, let's use some masks.…
- Keying in Premiere Pro vs. After Effects
- Importing footage to key
- Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
- Using the Ultra Keyer
- Using KEYLIGHT
- Enhancing a key with 3D lights
- Deciding when to use a third-party tool
- Processing backdrops in Photoshop
- Exchanging transparency data
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Deciding Where to Key Your Footage
2. Importing Footage to Key
3. Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro
4. Keying in Adobe After Effects
5. Selected Third-Party Keyers
6. Processing Backdrops in Photoshop
7. Backdrop Techniques
8. Exchanging Transparency Data
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