Background clean-up in After Effects


In this tutorial series, our instructor Lee Lanier demonstrates creative techniques to clean up studio backgrounds in Adobe After Effects. Learn how to extend backgrounds, fix imperfections and even out uneven lighting fast and efficient using a variety of tools in After Effects

The After Effects project files and footage are included so that you can follow along.

About the instructor

Lee Lanier has created visual effects on numerous features films for Walt Disney Studios and PDI/DreamWorks. Lee is a world-renowned expert in the video effects field, and has written several popular high-end software books, and taught at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.

Who is this course designed for?

Adobe After Effects users

Some of the topics

  • Set extension
  • Averaging backgrounds
  • Advanced keying techniques
  • Creating shadows
  • Masking
  • Tracking shapes

Software required

Adobe After Effects

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On 3/4/2019 at 8:17 PM, Gasa E Kenny said:

Love this course, any chance you plan to do this for Resolve Fusion in the future because it's so good. 

Glad you liked it. No immediate plans for a similar DaVinci Resolve Fusion course but you might find the techniques you are looking for in the new Introduction to Visual Effects course.

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