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Simulated Rack Focus for Believable Composites

Matching Foreground Green Screen and Background Plates with Rack Focus Effect in After Effects

If you’re looking to give your green screen composites another step of realism or to simulate the look of a shallow DOF with a DSLR, then this video tutorial will show you how! Using Adobe After Effects, I show you first how to get a great green screen composite with Keylight and then alter both the foreground and background plates along the Timeline to give a simulated rack focus pull. Check out this step-by-step video tutorial and feel free to leave comments and questions below.

Matching Foreground to Background Plates with Rack Focus


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Jeff Foster is a published author of several how-to books and training videos in the motion graphics, animation and video production industries and is an award-winning video producer and artist. Visit his web site to learn more about his training methods, tips & tricks at PixelPainter.com


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Jeff Foster has written and contributed to several books and magazines, and has been producing motion graphics, photography and creative design for major corporations, television and film for more than 25 years. See his full…

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