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Go to the layer, under modes do screen.
To get more complicated go to effects and add a color keyer like keylight (My preference). Here you get way more control over what you want and don't want. Look up the tutorials if you want to get that complicated.
Hmmmm. I can't seem to locate mode under layers. Perhaps because I am on the trail version? I don't have keylight either.
Bottom left hand corner > icon of a circle overlapping a square. Click it. In your layers panel (the panel with the name of the comp you created just above the icon you clicked) a mode option should be revealed for every layer you have. If you don't see the icon restore the default workspace or try moving over the timeline adjacent the layers panel to reveal more options if you're on a small screen.
BTW I said to go to your layer. The footage you want to screen, not the layer option in the menu bar. But it doesn't matter. If you have your layer selected you can even go to the layer option on top, scroll to blending modes and select screen there.
thanks guys. got it. new to AE. do you think key light only comes with the full version, and not the trial version?
It's probably there. If you're going to do keylight. It's time to hit the tutorials. Just do a google search. There's too many steps and considerations to list in a forum post.
> new to AE.
After Effects is a complex program. You will not have a good experience if you just dive in without learning the basics first. In other words, read the fine manual.
You will be best served by working your way through the material under the "Getting started" heading on the After Effects Help and Support page.
> do you think key light only comes with the full version,
> and not the trial version?
from the "About effects" section of After Effects Help:
"Adobe provides many third-party effect plug-ins with After Effects. Keylight, Color Finesse, and Cycore FX (CC) plug-ins are installed by default with the full version of Adobe After Effects software. These plug-ins are not included with the trial version of Adobe After Effects software."
RE: Todd "Read The Fine Manual"
So THAT's what RTFM means! ;-)
redmike said this:
> It's probably there. If you're going to do keylight.
> It's time to hit the tutorials. Just do a google search.
Mike, please do more reading of your own before misanswering someone else's questions. Keylight is not included in the trial version of After Effects.
Also, "just doing a google search" is not a very good approach, especially for a beginner. Adobe provides a more focused After Effects Community Help search, which is linked to from the banner at the top of this forum.
Can you help me with my tracking problem? I posted this last night under:
Is there a way for the tracker to do key frames at the frame rate of the comp setting?
Mylenium had some good advice, but I was hoping there was a cleaner way to do this.
Thanks guys for the help. I am more of a writer but since I don't have a lot of money to hire experts, I have to learn how to edit. Already learned Final Cut Pro now I gotta learn AE. It's complex.
Happy new years
> Already learned Final Cut Pro now I gotta learn AE. It's complex.
and how easy do you think would it be teaching after effects?
for me, this task would be something unpredictable...