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Compositing (97 Tutorials)

background removal

In Depth: Keying and Background Removal in Photoshop, Part 1: The Pre-Process

February 13, 2017

If you’re working with still photography, it’s often necessary to cut someone out of the background to place them into a new scene or to add special effects

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Icy Text with Zaxwerks ProAnimator

Icy Text with Zaxwerks ProAnimator

December 16, 2016

Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm walks you through a holiday-themed project featuring icy-looking 3D text in a snowy scene, using Zaxwerks ProAnimator for After Effects and Imagineer mocha pro. She goes over how to quickly track the Santa hat in the shot with mocha, create and animate the text in ProAnimator, and demonstrate the ambient occlusion capabilities in ProAnimator.

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Photoshop – Create a Winter Snow Globe

Photoshop – Create a Winter Snow Globe

December 6, 2016

Here’s a fun winter time project.  Learn how to make a snow globe with a snowfall effect in Photoshop.

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Hawaiki Keyer

In Depth: Keying: Part 5: Hawaiki Keyer

October 31, 2016

As you may know, Green Screen Made Easy, 2nd Edition, which I co-authored with Jeremy Hanke, came out in October 2016. In the book, I go over the keyers, but because it’s in print, I’m limited to how much space I have. In this series, I’m going IN DEPTH on some of my favorite keying and compositing tools for After Effects and other hosts.

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In Depth: Keying: Part 4: Red Giant Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

In Depth: Keying: Part 4: Red Giant Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

October 14, 2016

As you may know, I have a book coming out in October 2016 called Green Screen Made Easy, 2nd Edition. In the book, I go over the keyers, but because it’s in print, I’m limited to how much space I have. In this series, I’m going IN DEPTH on three of my favorite keying and compositing tools for After Effects and other hosts. I’ve talked a lot about keying tools in the book, on the Toolfarm website, and at user group events. The first article will look at Red Giant Keying Suite, which includes Primatte Keyer and it’s wonderful companion tool, Key Correct.

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After Effects: Supernatural Demon Eyes

After Effects: Supernatural Demon Eyes

October 4, 2016

Ever wanted to create the full black demon eyes effect from the TV series ‘Supernatural’?  Austin Newell takes you through the process in AE, step by step, to create this creepy yet cool effect.  Just in time for your spooky Halloween videos.

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Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Tracking a mask to a face

Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Tracking a mask to a face

September 6, 2016

Learn how to track a mask to a face in FCP X using the Shape Mask Layer Template in Slice X in this tutorial from Coremelt.

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Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Screen Replacement

Coremelt One Minute Tutorial – Screen Replacement

August 30, 2016

Learn how to replace the screen in a shot of an iPad, laptop, iphone, tablet or phablet, in minutes, using CoreMelt TrackX.

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3ds Max: Create a Robot Walking in a Live Action Scene

3ds Max: Create a Robot Walking in a Live Action Scene

August 9, 2016

This is the first part of a multi step tutorial that teached you how to create, texture, rig and composite a giant robot into live action footage. This first part shows you how to create the robot in 3ds Max.

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In Depth: Keying: Part 4: Red Giant Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

In Depth: Keying: Part 4: Red Giant Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

July 6, 2016

In this series, I'm going to give some in-depth information on three of my favorite keying tools that work with After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other tools. The first in the series covers Red Giant's Keying Suite, which includes Primatte Keyer, Key Correct Pro, and Warp.

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Multiple Edge Matte Tutorial with Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

Multiple Edge Matte Tutorial with Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

July 6, 2016

This little tutorial was unscripted but goes over a lot of the finer points of using edge mattes, core mattes, garbage mattes and so on. I'm putting this at the top of the article so you won't miss it!

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Digital Makeup and Anti-Aging Techniques with Boris FX, mocha and After Effects

Digital Makeup and Anti-Aging Techniques with Boris FX, mocha and After Effects

July 5, 2016

Found – The Fountain of Youth! Mary Poplin demonstrates how to make talent look younger – Covers: mocha masking techniques, BCC Remove and BCC Warp, and general beauty techniques.

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Replace Skies with Boris FX and Free Clips from Artbeats

Replace Skies with Boris FX and Free Clips from Artbeats

May 17, 2016

“Mary Poplin shows users how to track and replace the sky using Boris Continuum Complete 10 with integrated mocha tracking.” – Boris FX

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Anatomy of a DaVinci Resolve Composite

Anatomy of a DaVinci Resolve Composite

April 26, 2016

“In this video, I show you how I pushed DaVinci Resolve further than I have yet. A project came in that needed a bit of compositing, and I tackled in right in DaVinci Resolve. And with a little help from Boris Continuum Complete, it all came together beautifully.” –
Mike Wolf

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mocha: Take Combination with mocha Pro and mocha AE

mocha: Take Combination with mocha Pro and mocha AE

April 20, 2016

In this advanced mocha tutorial, Mary Poplin shows how to create a seamless take combination from two hand held shots. Covers mocha planar tracking, stabilization, insert module and workflow.

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