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Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 5

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 5

In the fifth and final part of this series on keying, I’ll demonstrate a range of compositing techniques to help integrate keyed footage into backgrounds. In parts 1 to…

After Effects Classic Course: Hue/Saturation vs. Color Balance HLS

After Effects Classic Course: Hue/Saturation vs. Color Balance HLS

In the previous post, we focused on the Hue/Saturation effect – but at the end, we briefly mentioned the Color Balance HLS effect which would seem to cover the same…

REVIEW: Red Giant VFX Suite

REVIEW: Red Giant VFX Suite

Red Giant Software has been developing After Effects plugins for over 15 years, and today they’ve launched their newest product.  The brand new Red Giant VFX Suite is comprised…

After Effects Classic Course: Hue Saturation Tips

After Effects Classic Course: Hue Saturation Tips

After that run of movies on blur effects, now we’re going to turn our attention to color, starting with what was one of our most-used plug-ins: Hue…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 3

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 3

Keylight is, in general, the best chromakey plugin that comes with After Effects. Although there are other 3rdparty plugins available for sale, Keylight can produce exceptional results and has won…

Adobe After Effects fixes Game of Thrones Starbucks cup goof

Adobe After Effects fixes Game of Thrones Starbucks cup goof

The new Content-Aware Fill feature present in After Effects is ideal to clean mistakes made during video production. Adobe just demonstrated it, by cleaning the Starbucks cup from Game…

Adobe Tightens The Leash

Adobe Tightens The Leash

Adobe Tightens The Leash How does this effect me as a user and product developer for After Effects…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 2

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 2

In Part 1 I did a quick overview of the most commonly used keying plugins for After Effects.  Regardless of which keying plugin you’re using, and no matter…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 1

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 1

Nothing says visual fx like a greenscreen.  The image of a film set covered with blue or green fabric has become synonymous with visual effects.  Keying has become such an…

Classic Course: Radial Blurs

Classic Course: Radial Blurs

After a break for NAB where you got to learn about all the cool new features in After Effects (how about that Content Aware Fill?), we’re back to help…

After Effects Portal › 2019 April 2

After Effects Portal › 2019 April 2

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on UI training and tutorials, several particle plug-ins, 3D text, mattes, Macintosh testing, and more. Eran Stern posted…

Restrain your undisciplined pixels with NaNny

Restrain your undisciplined pixels with NaNny

Most pixels are pretty well behaved, but if you work in 32 bit mode then every so often you come across one that’s a born troublemaker.  If parts of…

REVIEW – Magnum 3 for After Effects

REVIEW – Magnum 3 for After Effects

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, scripts are the way to add essential functionality to After Effects.  There are so many scripts out there that…

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

It doesn’t matter if you disliked Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, Vice or Kevin Hart, there seemed to be something to dislike about this year’s Oscar…

Automatic grid layouts in After Effects

Automatic grid layouts in After Effects

This article will explain how to automatically layout images in a grid, using expression sliders in After Effects. In the last After Effects project diary, I demonstrated how a simple…