How to Rotoscope effectively in After Effect CS6

Rotoscoping is another useful way to separate a foreground object from its background in After Effects CS6.  This is done by drawing a stroke over the image you want in the frame and then drawing a stroke over the superfluous background data. After Effects looks at your strokes and makes a guess at what it thinks you want left on the screen. This can be...

How to key out a background using After Effects CS6 (Part 2)

In our last article, we showed you how to  separate a foreground image from a background  image using the Keylight effect in After Effects CS6.  In this article, we'll help you refine your image to ensure that the foreground is completely opaque and the background is completely transparent.  This will guarantee that there won't be any inconsistencies within your image if projected on a large...

How to key out a background using After Effects CS6

Removing the background from a moving image is one of the most common uses of After Effects and other motion graphics software. It requires separating the foreground image from the background image it was originally shot against. It's important to keep in mind though that not all images can be separated successfully from their original background. Elements such as lighting, actor wardrobe and the background...

iPad voice dictation (Siri on the new iPad)

While I do love Siri on my iPhone, admittedly I only use it for dictating emails and texts. It is a huge timesaver. So when I heard that the new iPad would have a faster processor I was excited that it too would come with Siri. While that was not the case, the Apple website said that it would have voice dictation, which is really...
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Got a blog? Win an iPod Touch!

So I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I'm now running that cocktail recipe site. Well, in order to get more traffic, I'm running a contest. If you have a blog or site and are willing to link to the site, or submit a recipe of your own, you can win an iPod Touch! Enter now!