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George Goodman
Removing the red from my ears
on Jun 24, 2014 at 3:41:35 am

Hey guys,

I'm wondering if anyone has any sweet tricks to get the red out of my ears without effecting the bricks or the rest of my skintone. I'd very much like to avoid masking and keyframing as this is a 20 second long clip.



Thanks in advance!

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Sincerely,

George

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Todd Kopriva
Re: Removing the red from my ears
on Jun 24, 2014 at 4:24:18 am

I'd use Roto Brush to separate yourself from the background and then use a color correction effect on the layer containing you but not the bricks. Since it's a color adjustment, and I presume that you're not going to crank it too far, you don't need to be pixel-perfect with the matte.

I show how to do something very similar in the tutorial linked to in the first bulleted item here:
http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/2010/04/roto-brush-in-after-effects-cs....

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John Cuevas
Re: Removing the red from my ears
on Jun 24, 2014 at 1:24:04 pm

You can try using Color Finesse and secondary color correction. I did a 3 different secondary selections and was able to pull a decent amount of red out. First 2 tabs were the left ear, 1 try on the right. Selections really needed a tight range, you get into bricks pretty quickly.

7665_secondarycolorcorrection.aep.zip

Andrew Devis did a tutorial on it. Secondary Color Correction in After Effects

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George Goodman
Re: Removing the red from my ears
on Jun 24, 2014 at 1:33:34 pm

Thanks John,

I'm surprised the secondary isolated it that well, I had considered that, but really thought there was just too much red. I think that's what I'll have to do though. I realized after the fact that it was the backlight shining through my ears that caused it, ha.

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Sincerely,

George

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Removing the red from my ears
on Jun 24, 2014 at 2:29:11 pm

George -

In case you ever want to know - in the 3D texture and material mapping world, that light through your ear is called sub-surface scattering, or SSS. You never know when it might come up at a cocktail party :>)

Joe Bourke
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Bourke Media
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