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High-quality green screen footage is a luxury that many of us will never have. Your quest for perfect chroma keys from awful green screen footage is nearing its happy conclusion as Bracer Jack shows you exactly how to achieve success using only the tools built into Adobe After Effects.



High-quality green screen footage is a luxury that many of us will never have. Your quest for perfect chroma keys from awful green screen footage is nearing its happy conclusion as Bracer Jack shows you exactly how to achieve, using only the tools built into Adobe After Effects.

Bracer lays out three guiding principles for success:

  • Always create a garbage matte first.
  • NEVER EVER use the output from Keylight directly. Use it only as a luma key cutout.
  • Don’t expect to key out all the greens at one go.


Those are the principles for pulling perfect keys from terrible footage. Here are the steps.


PLEASE NOTE: The tutorial refers to some downloadable footage for you to use, but alas, it is no longer available. Just watch, and enjoy!










ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Simon Ubsdell


Bracer Jack


Bracer Jack is an app developer, and an artist who turns his drawings into 3D models that he textures, rigs, animates, and codes for video games.

He has created tutorials on a wide variety of topics, ranging from After Effects to 3D Studio Max to overcoming procrastination.



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