How to Key in After Effects

How To : Key a green screen using After Effects

Green screens are clever devices that have saved movie studios millions of dollars in production fees because of their ability to let you tack on any background you desire digitally. Replicate the high-quality green screen keying used in many movies by watching this tutorial ...more

How To : Key footage with Keylight in Adobe After Effects

This tutorial takes a look at the basics of keying footage in After Effects using the plugin Keylight. This tutorial doesn't go over all the buttons and switches of the plugin but gives you enough to get started and understanding how it works. Whether you're new to Adobe's pop ...more

How To : Avoid the wobbly keyframe in After Effects

Nick Campbell shows us how to avoid the wobbly keyframe in After Effects. When you are animating logos and want them to come onto the screen, stop for a few seconds, and then continue off the screen. To fix it, highlight your key frames and then right click on "keyframe interp ...more

How To : Create your own hot keys in After Effects 6.5

This tutorial goes over how to edit the text document that controls the hot key (shortcut key) commands. It doesn't go into the advanced commands or even begin to describe the various commands that you can invoke by changing the text document, but most of the users who will be ...more

How To : Use Trapcode Sound Keys After Effects plugin

Sound Keys is a keyframe generator plug-in for Adobe After Effects. Learn how to visually select parts of an audio track and convert that audio into keyframes. TrapCode Sound Keys After Effects plugin is great for audio-intensive animations. See how to use it in this tutorial. ...more

How To : Use masking and keying in After Effects

Masking and keying are two of the more basic and important functions of Adobe After Effects. This video will teach you how to use them quickly and easily, using a little Counter Strike video as an example. There is no narration, but the material is simple enough that you shoul ...more

How To : Use the SpectraMatte Key Effect in Avid

Learn how to use the SpectraMatte Key Effect in Avid Media Composer Adrenaline HD and Avid Symphony Nitris to adjust and fine-tune color keys and and eliminate shadows and color spill. This can also be used to create green screen effects. Use the SpectraMatte Key Effect in Avi ...more

How To : Use three point lighting

Does your video look flat? By using Three Point Lighting, you will be able to give your flat video more dimension. In this tutorial, Israel Hyman demonstrates the effects of the key light, the fill light, and the back light. This is a long standing lighting technique that you ...more

How To : Make your own green screen studio and key it out

Want to learn how you can make some awesome YouTube videos of your own? Maybe your own Internet show or maybe even a short indie film... well, one way to make things easy is a green screen. This two-part video tutorial will show you how to make your own green screen studio and ...more

How To : Massage data in Houdini 10

Get a crash course on HScript Expressions, Variables, and Attributes in Houdini 10. If you don't even know what this means, then you probably need to check this video tutorial series out. Understanding how to massage data in Houdini is key to giving yourself the creative edge ...more

How To : Use green screens in Final Cut Pro

Here is a Final Cut Studio software suite tutorial on how to use the green screen function in Final Cut Pro. Footage that has been shot on a green screen can be brought in and isolated with Chroma Key settings. Once you have your subject removed from the green screen backgroun ...more

How To : Apply four styles of lighting

This video tutorial will show you how to apply four styles of lighting. This video teaches you how to apply four styles of lighting, namely Rembrandt, Beauty, Cameo and filling in from the Key Side. You will learn about high contrast lighting schemes, dealing with the amount o ...more

How To : Edit the animation path in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Do three balloon science experiments

This video describes how to perform a three balloon science experiment which is a good way for children to learn scientific principles and could make a good science project for school. In this video one will learn key elements of each project and the logic behind the fun. For ...more

How To : Make a cheap green screen

You can learn how to make a cheap green screen in your home for chroma key effect. You will need a wall, a green poster frieze paper, masking tape, and blu-tac. You can use Abobe Premiere to chroma key effects on to the green screen backdrop.

How To : Use chroma key in Wax 2.0

This software tutorial shows you how to use chroma key, the method of using green or blue screen footage, in Wax 2.0. Use the free video editing software Wax 2.0 to chroma key and create cool effects for your video footage.

How To : Create a TV screen look in Final Cut Pro

In this three part tutorial, Ben Scott shows you how to create a TV screen look, with effects, motion properties and key framing. Part two goes over adding motion paths, window layouts and the Quickview tool. Part three covers more on keyframes with opacity and noise. The fina ...more

How To : Force motion blur on objects in After Effects

In this After Effects tutorial Creative Cow leader Aharon rabinowitz shows you how to add a motion blur to effects that don't support this feature. Motion blur is key for any fast moving objects or effects and it can often cover up imperfections, so it's an important skill to ...more

How To : Key out a green screen background in Final Cut Pro

Let FiveSprockets help you get rid of the green screen effect in your videos and add great backgrounds to your movies at home! By using the Final Cut Pro program, follow along as you set your green screen clip in the display. From there you select the Effects, then Video Filte ...more

How To : Create a volume meter in After Effects

After watching this tutorial you will learn how to make your Volume Meter more dynamic by reacting to sound playing in the background while keeping total control over its sensitivity. The key to doing this is by using expressions in After Effects. You might have seen similar t ...more

How To : Change shortcuts in After Effects

In this After Effects tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to be an AE road warrior by changing the keyboard shortcuts to account for missing keys on a laptop - such as the Ram Preview key or the Audio Preview key. Learn to customize your shortcuts in ...more

How To : Apply the Film Look effect in Final Cut Pro

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to apply the Film Look effect in Final Cut Pro. This is an advanced technique. This essentially takes a video and makes it look like a film. Select the video clip that you want to work with. Then select the ‘color corrector 3 ...more

How To : Use layer blending modes in After Effects

This After Effects tutorial by Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use layer blending modes and offers some really good work flow hot key tips for the blending modes. This is a great video for beginners or users that need a refresher. Use layer blending modes in After Effects. ...more

How To : Scrub audio in After Effects & more

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to scrub the audio with the program After Effects. You can go about performing this by simply holding the command key and scrubbing the timeline, then that will scrub the audio and render the video. If you hold the option k ...more

How To : Create a glossy sphere in Illustrator

Do you want to add some 3D effects in your 2D designs? Open illustrator and draw an oval tool holding shift key. Then draw an ellipse with a different color and place it on the oval. Take blend tool,then click on ellipse shape and then oval one for a gradient effect. Draw anot ...more

How To : Use autotune on Garageband with your Mac

Use autotune on Garageband with your MacFirst, create a new track. Click on real instrumental track. Create. Record your voice. Listen to the recording. Go to view, hide track editor. Go to enhance tuning. You can bring it to max for the TPain effect or choose the enhance tuni ...more

How To : Pan zoom in slow motion in Pinnacle Studio

This is a helpvids video that demonstrates how to use the pan and zoom features in the Pinnacle Studio. By clicking on the video camera icon above the time line, you will see the special effects options. First select the scene you would like to add the effect to. Then chose th ...more

How To : Chroma key green screen in Final Cut Express

This Final Cut Studio software tutorial teaches you how to key out a green screen using Final Cut Express. This is also known as Chroma Keying. Once you have keyed out your green screen, you will be able to add effects and filters to your footage and create great movies in Fin ...more

How To : Use the Verizon Wireless Razzle TXT8030 camera

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the Verizon Wireless Razzle TXT8030 camera. This is 1.3 megapixels and has a self-portrait option on it as well. To access the camera, press the camera key on the side of the phone. Now, you will be able to view the gallery, take a picture ...more

How To : Create an envelope icon in Illustrator

From task tutorial.com that how to create an envelope icon on illustrator. First draw a rectangle change the angle to 90 degrees then select gray color, select pen tool draw a shape and then go to layer select duplicate then rotate the shape using left mouse button by selectin ...more

How To : Mix tracks in the right key

Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how you can mix tracks in the right key. Ev ...more

News : What if Super Mario Was a First Person Shooter?

The classic Super Mario Bros is perhaps the most beloved video game on Earth. Almost daily, homages to Mario pop up on the web over and over and over again. Everybody loves the charming 2D world of Mario. But what would Mario look like in 3D… and moreover, what would Super Mar ...more

How To : Apply makeup for a vampire face

Let our expert show you how to do super scary Vampire Halloween makeup! A vampire Halloween costume is easy, but getting the makeup right is key. Our expert will show you how to apply the various layers of vampire makeup, how to add gray shadows, how to add creepy bite marks o ...more

How to Pack Your Bag Right : 7 Must Have Makeup Items

Don't ever be caught without your "go-to" items in your bag. In this video, Jennifer, Beauty Vlogger, shares her top seven makeup "go-to" items. Moisturizer I use a night cream day and night. During the day, add SPF. Example: Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream Minimizing ...more

How To : Prevent, Treat and Conceal Blemishes

Declare war on zits and blemishes! In this video, we show you how to battle the blemish war with tips for preventing, treating and concealing pimples. Cleansing is the key to prevention and concealer is king when it comes to covering up the zits that do pop up. Example Product ...more

How To : Get a Perfect Chroma Key - Every Time!

Video: . In this tutorial I show you how to get a perfect Chroma Key using After Effects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdVulH0FIlQ Please like / share / subscribe. Thank you! Ruan Lotter facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tunnelviziontv twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ruan ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Salt Your Food Like the Pros

In order to make your food taste good, your favorite restaurant is most likely using way more salt than you think they are (among other pro secrets). Which is why when you ask just about any professional cook what the biggest problem with most home-cooked meals are, they almos ...more

Real Brain Food : What Geniuses Actually Eat, Part 2

If you've already read the first part exploring what geniuses actually eat as opposed to what the rest of us are told to eat for brain health, you've noticed that there are some big discrepancies. Instead of favoring healthy, wholesome foods high in antioxidants, lots of high- ...more

How To : Add Life to Wallpapers with Filters & Effects

Live wallpapers have dipped in popularity lately, with many users favoring a single, static image as their home screen background. But this is generally due to still photos offering a more sophisticated look, while traditional live wallpapers can sometimes seem a little less a ...more

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