Expert Keying with Keylight in After effects. For Video Production, Greenscreen is an important part of producing media, it is used in video. In this third tutorial in a set of four on basic multi-layered keying in Adobe After Effects using Keylight , Andrew Devis shows how to deal with a specific. Files\Plugins\Keylight\ For Mac OS X here is the license key: / Applications/Adobe After Effects CS3/Plug-ins/Keylight-. / You can get.

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On this page Keying introduction and resources Use a garbage matte Use a hold-out matte. I look at some of those menu items and my head starts spinning.

On the duplicate layer, create masks to mask out everything in the image except the area that you want to preserve. The possibilities are endless.

Adobe After Effects Keying Tutorials

You don’t have JavaScript enabled. Using the Key Cleaner and the Advanced Spill Suppressor effect in sequence is the best way to go about applying Keying effects.

Now that you know how to add a background and key green screen subjects, discover how to enhance edited video in Adobe After Effects with color correction. Anyway, Creative Cow gave this answer: As you can probably anticipate, the problem is You don’t need to see it.

Keying effects, including Keylight. Multi-layer Keying in After Effects Part 1: Instead of keying out a single-color screen, you can key out an arbitrary background.

Add the Simple Choker and other effects as needed to refine the matte. In this tutorial, Andrew shows how to start to create multiple keys and layer them on top of each other for excellent results. If lighting changes, you may need to adjust keying controls for other frames. These are areas of semi-transparency. Treat yourself to some unlimited lifelong learning! When you are working with a poorly lit or uneven color screen for example, a bluescreen or greenscreensketching a garbage matte around the subject can greatly reduce the amount of work that you have to do in keying out the background.


This is a craft that takes time to master. If you set keyframes for keying properties, you may want to check the results frame by frame. You need to get rid of these spots, trying to not kill semi-transparency in other areas, or you’ll get a really harsh key.

When you place a keyed layer over another layer, the result forms a composite, in which the background is visible wherever the keyed layer is transparent. This will mask the solid with the key.

Adobe After Effects Keying Tutorials

Learn green screen workflow best practices in this lesson! Get your personalized learning recommendations by taking our interview. That original post was in Increasing the screen gain helps smooth out the few wrinkles that remained in my green backdrop. Kyelight too often forget about these options because they are under the wrong impression Keylight could give instant good keys with one click of the eyedropper I would first raise a bit the Screen Gain Parameter. Use a garbage matte.

In your case, probably some conversion to YUV colorspace could have helped to spread the range between the two greens before keying. I keylihht for the life keyilght me figure out what controls to twiddle Please click here for instructions on activating javascript.

As a general rule, if you have to move a slider too much, it’s because you would have to do something else instead. The sample chapters cover basic compositing, color keying, garbage mattes, hold-out mattes, and how to avoid common problems with greenscreen shots.


Well, I guess I’m an idiot.

The Advanced Spill Suppressor effect is turned off by default to allow you to sample the key color in the Keylight effect or if the footage does kelyight have any color spill to be removed. Duplicate the layer containing the color screen. Apply the Set Matte effect in the solid. Use footage with the least color subsampling possible—for example, 4: To make a static background scene transparent, use the Difference Matte Key.

How do you use green screen footage in After Effects? Start with the highest-quality materials you can gather, such as film that you scan and digitize. This pre-comp can be turned off. Mark Christiansen provides tips and techniques for using Keylight in an excerpt from his book After Effects Studio Techniques: If you are keglight satisfied with the results, try starting again with the Linear Color Key. Futzed around some more and I’ve got my black mask.

Shooting and acquiring footage for keying.

However, if you spend a lot of time making a perfect garbage matte that exactly outlines the subject—essentially rotoscoping—you lose the time-saving advantage of keying.

How did you interpret their question? It seems to me there should be a way to create a basic matte with Keylight that I could use on a separate black layer? 12. keying is much easier than that. This content has been marked as final.

Consider parenting one to the other. That’s why I found this thread. In this lesson, animate text styles by keyframing.