Keying effects are only as effective as your original green screen shot.
Can you post a screen capture of what your original green screen/blue screen shot looks like?
As I show you in my books and in my tutorials, you can't really key a shot that doesn't have a smooth, even, well-lit background.
Hi, Steve! Thanks for responding so promptly. I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Here are the screen grabs. My friend has his own studio, and painted a wall flat black. My subject was not wearing black.
I will definitely use a green screen next time, especially now that I see how inexpensive they are.
I was able to use the footage anyway by varying the opacity and using other special effects. That is something I love about Premiere Elements--it is straightforward and intuitive. I can work around problems, and come up with interesting combinations of effects.
I enjoy your videos very much.
Sorry, but that black background is definitely not going to work as a key shot. Especially with so many shadows and black spots in the video of the person.
The background needs to be significantly different from the person or the effect won't work.