Background Replacement using a luma matte

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in News & Tutorials, Tutorials

BG Replace

BG Replace in AECC


In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use a luma matte to do a quick background replacement, and in a second example, how to incorporate Set Matte and Matte Choker to further refine your matte edge. In addition, I’ll touch on using the new Mask Tracker that became available in After Effects CC.
This is a more beginner tutorial, and uses standard effects found in After Effects. While the background replace method I’ll show you requires having a pre-planed shot, this will still give you a good idea of how the luma matte (and Set Matte and Matte Choker) works and how you might be able to use it in your own projects.<br><br>