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After Effects Guru: Keying with Keylight

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to key green-screen and blue-screen footage with Keylight, the powerful keyer available with every copy of After Effects.

Keylight is a powerful keyer turned After Effects plugin. It was developed for use in features films and is now available with every copy of After Effects. In this course, Luisa Winters helps you understand what keying is, how Keylight works, and how to get the best green-screen footage from your shoot while in production. Then she demonstrates basic keying and techniques for refining mattes, using masks, and correcting color. Use these tips to create your own amazing composites in After Effects. It all starts with a great key!


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Keying Workflow
  • What is keying?
  • Shooting tips
2. Basic Keying
  • Screen Color
  • Status view
  • Screen Gain and Screen Balance
  • Despilling
  • Screen Pre-blur
3. Screen Matte
  • Clip Black and Clip White
  • Clip Rollback
  • Screen Shrink/Grow, Screen Softness
  • Screen Despot
4. Masks
  • Inside Mask
  • Outside Mask
  • Replacing color
5. Color Correction
  • Using color correction
  • Color suppression and balancing
  • Edge Color Correction
  • What's next

Taught by

Luisa Winters

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