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After Effects On the Spot by Richard Harrington

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Key Solutions:
Advanced Keying with Keylight

When Adobe decided to include the Keylight plug-in with After Effects 6, the program’s keying capabilities took a huge leap forward. Keylight won an Academy Award for technical excellence, and once you’ve used it, you’ll understand why.

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In past versions of After Effects, we achieved professional level keying by using the Color Difference Key plug-in for the bulk of the work and a number of other support plug-ins to help clean up edges and color-correct the final composite. Keylight is a one-stop shop. It can pull a matte, clean up edges, despill and color-correct, all in one interface. ...

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