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Keying 101: Edge, Core and Garbage Mattes

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Keying 101: Edge, Core & Garbage Mattes
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CreativeCOW presents Keying 101: Edge mattes, Core Mattes and Holdout Mattes: --Video Training by Andrew Shanks

Andrew Shanks Andrew Shanks
Auckland, New Zealand


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Going beyond the one click keying technique most beginners use, this tutorial from Creative Cow Leader Andrew Shanks shows a common technique and includes tips for other ways to tackle pulling a key.



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