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"Lite Bites" are short no-frills tutorials giving quick answers for busy people. In this first AE Lite Bite tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to make a quick 'light wrap' effect for a keyed item so that the edge or alpha channel of the keyed item includes some of the pixels from the background element so that it starts to look as if the two items really belong together.



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Please see Andrew Devis' tutorial series on multi-layer keying in Adobe After Effects, starting with Part One: http://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Multi-Layer-Editing-1/1


Comments

Re: Lite Bite for After Effects: How do I create a simple Light Wrap?
by Remo Fiore
Hi there I've just subscribed to this great site, yours is the first tutorial I've watched and I'm all the better for it. I'll be back tomorrow to cram my head with more info, Thanx for the tut it's just how I like them !
@Remo Fiore
by Andrew Devis
Hi Remo

I'm pleased the tutorials are proving helpful. I know it may seem 'basic' but there are also a lot of good tutorials in the AE Basics series I'm doing under the Adobe After Effects Basics tab in the tutorial lists. I hope at least some will also be helpful to you.

Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Lite Bite for After Effects: How do I create a simple Light Wrap?
by John Melbardis
Great tip! Well done easy to understand...as are all your tutorials.
John
Re: Tutorial: Lite Bite for After Effects: How do I create a simple Light Wrap?
by gary Jarvis
Nice one thanks Andrew
Re: Tutorial: Lite Bite for After Effects: How do I create a simple Light Wrap?
by Tero Ahlfors
So simple, yet extremely useful. Thanks for the tip.
Re: Tutorial: Lite Bite for After Effects: How do I create a simple Light Wrap?
by Andrew Devis
Hi Tero

Thanks for the comment, I also found it very helpful when I learnt it. I will be doing another one at some point showing another approach to achieve the same thing!!

thanks again
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...


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