Learn how to key green-screen footage in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, as well as third-party tools like the Red Giant Keying Suite.
- Hi, my name's Rich Harrington, and in this course, we're going to be exploring a green screen workflow using Adobe software tools. In fact, we're going to jump into three pieces of software. We'll use Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing, Adobe After Effects for visual effects, and Adobe Photoshop to prepare background plates. In this course, we have a lot of different skills that we're going to cover. First up, we'll talk about deciding where to key your footage. When should you work in Premiere Pro, and when should you work in After Effects? Then, we'll explore how to import your footage into your project.
For the most part, this is going to be with the media browser, but there are times that you will use the Import command as well. And, we'll also explore other options such as interpreting the footage so it comes in correctly. To start things out, we'll work with keying inside of Adobe Premiere Pro. This will be quite useful if you're a video editor, or even if you're just looking to roughly lay out the footage and determine which shots you're going to use. We'll explore how to use things such as the Ultra Keyer effect, which is built in, and how to refine it to get the best results.
And we'll even create a basic key, so you can get some hands-on practice. Then, we'll move onto the visual effects tool, Adobe After Effects. This offers many advanced options that will give you even better results. We'll tackle things like removing spill and making a better key so you get color matching between the foreground and background plates. We'll even enhance the shot using 3D lights to relight the scene, and I'll show you how to key some of the worst footage I've ever had to tackle.
We'll also explore two third party keyers. While there are great tools built in to the Adobe suite, there are times that you might turn to some third party tools, but I want to show you a couple of options to give you some additional results. We'll then explore processing backdrops using Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop offers a rich suite of tools, and we can do things such as create a layered file for 3D extrusion, or work with things such as advanced depth-of-field blurring. And finally, I'll show you how to embed the transparency data into your video layers by rendering things out, if you decide you want to create video with an embedded alpha channel, or an image sequence.
- 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