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Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS3: Keying

Working with the different color channels also touched on By Ko Maruyama, Total Training

Learn all about the keying tools in After Effects CS3 that allow you to shoot something practically and then cut out or isolate a single object.  Total Training shows you how it`s done with an overview of the basic keying effects, then walks you through more advanced topics including compositing with keys, rotoscoping with masks and paint tools, cropping with keylight, and much more.

In this clip, host Ko Maruyama covers keying and starts out with an intro to simple keys. He discusses how to prepare shots, such as with live footage and extracting foreground information and leaving the transparent background information as is so you can composite the background information later in After Effects. He also shows how to bring up the different color channels as well as the alpha channel.

 


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Up next: Keying part 2

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Total Training is an industry leader of fun and innovative video training with a decade of experience producing award-winning tutorials. Users may choose to watch Total Training`s tutorials on DVD-ROM or access tutorials  24/7 via Total Training Online, the company`s recently released online subscription library .


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Ko Maruyama has been working in the field of motion graphics for over twelve years. He has worked as a Visual Effects artist on several Emmy nominated advertising campaigns, music videos and promotional campaigns. He was most recently the Visual Effects Supervisor behind the motion graphics-based multi-media Snickers campaign starring the Black Eyed Peas which released simultaneously on television, in print, and online. Ko has been on the motion graphics faculty of the Pasadena Art Center College of design for four years in the Digital Media Department.
Related Keywords:motion graphics, after effects cs3, motion tracking, keys, rotoscoping, masking, cropping

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