Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 30, 2014
Duration
1h 16m
Description

In this series of tutorials we will learn how to get started rotoscoping in After Effects. We start out by learning how to draw and edit masks, followed by how you can use these masks to create rotoscopes for more complex shapes. We learn some valuable techniques for masks used with color correcting versus masks used to cut a shape out of its background. From there, we move onto animating the masks, along with the technique for how to set your keyframes and in what order. We then learn a few valuable tricks to speed up the rotoscoping process, and we finish with learning how to output a mask for later use. By the end of this training, whether you are a beginner or someone brushing up on your skills, you'll be well on your way to rotoscoping quickly and intuitively. Software required: After Effects 12.2.0.52.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Laura with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to get started rotoscoping in After Effects. We start out by learning how to draw and edit masks, followed by how you can use these masks to create rotoscopes for more complex shapes. We learn some valuable techniques for masks used with color correcting versus masks used to cut a shape out of its background. From there, we move on to animating the masks along with the technique for how to set your keyframes and in what order. We then learn a few valuable tricks to speed up the rotoscoping process, and we finish with learning how to output a mask for later use. This course is for you if you want to add the valuable skill of rotoscoping to your compositing bag of tricks. By the end of this course, whether you are a beginner or someone brushing up on your skills, you'll be well on your way to rotoscoping quickly and intuitively.