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Tutorial: Tracking and Keying in After Effects | Part 2

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Learn to effectively track and key using After Effects.

If you haven't started on part one of this series you're going to want to go and watch that first. In this lesson we're going to pick up where we left off last time and add even more compositing skills to our arsenal. In this lesson we'll take a look at even more keying techniques, creating a fake shadow to really ground an object, color-correcting the foreground to match the background on our composited shot, and creating a light wrap to really make our Baltimore Oriel look like he's always been there.

Make sure you check out the resources tab for info on where you can get some greenscreen footage to practice you keying skills with. And for a background plate, whip out your smart phone… it will be plenty good enough to play around with this technique. So much to learn, so little time.


Download the keying and tracking project file.

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