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Craig Russell
Keying Question.
on May 20, 2010 at 7:00:12 pm

Hello, This may be a simple question but I am hopign someone can help. What is the easiest way to key a layer based on the colors in another layer? Does that make sense? :)
Thanks,Craig


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Keying Question.
on May 20, 2010 at 7:15:53 pm

You can eyedropper the second layer's color when you select the key color.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Craig Russell
Re: Keying Question.
on May 20, 2010 at 7:36:26 pm

Hi Dave - I attempted that however it is no responding. I have tried multiple key effects. ANy other ideas? Is there any other way to reference the object to key from beneath it?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Keying Question.
on May 20, 2010 at 7:52:56 pm

Tear off a tab? Make a solid the color in question? Take a flippin' screen shot? C'mon, get inventive, willya?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Craig Russell
Re: Keying Question.
on May 20, 2010 at 8:16:03 pm

Apologies. I'm trying. Maybe this image helps?
http://www.hybrid7.com/help.jpg


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Keying Question.
on May 20, 2010 at 9:27:36 pm

Create the transparency in layer 2 (the one with the head)---using keying effects, masking, Roto Brush, or whatever. Set that layer as a track matte (alpha matte) for layer 1.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Keying Question.
on May 20, 2010 at 9:47:19 pm

...and in addition to what Todd says, I wouldn't expect to do any keying, if I were you.

That's guy's against a light blue background. Frankly, it stinks for keying. Oh, you can give it a shot, but after you throw your hands up in frustration, you can start making a mask around that head.

If the head happens to move, you'll have to animate the mask... a process known as "rotoscoping".

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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