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Creating a lightwrap effect to blend the background and car
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Chris Glick

Pluralsight

Chris Glick
In this After Effects tutorial we'll learn how to bring in multiple 3D render passes and composite the resulting image on top of a photograph using many tools and techniques. We'll begin the tutorial by importing our layers and assembling them into a nice render of a car. We'll then learn how to create an advanced matte to cut out our car using the shadow, indirect, and matte layers. We'll then learn several compositing tricks to help us really blend the foreground and background, such as Reflection matching, Lightwraping, color correction and grain matching.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:03
Using blend modes to layer 3D render passes
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Using blend modes to layer 3D render passes

 
03:54
Using the Brightness Contrast effect to fix the refraction
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Using the Brightness Contrast effect to fix the refraction

 
04:31
Changing the car color using a hue saturation effect
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Changing the car color using a hue saturation effect

 
03:34
Adding the shadow pass and dealing with alpha issues
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Adding the shadow pass and dealing with alpha issues

 
04:23
Using the Luma Track Matte to cut out our car
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Using the Luma Track Matte to cut out our car

 
04:02
Adding the shadows to our matte
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Adding the shadows to our matte

 
07:21
Using Color Correct tools to match our reflection
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Using Color Correct tools to match our reflection

 
04:32
Creating a lightwrap effect to blend the background and car
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Creating a lightwrap effect to blend the background and car

 
09:52
Adding a Matte Choke to fix a black outline
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Adding a Matte Choke to fix a black outline

 
06:27
Color correcting the tires by drawing masks
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Color correcting the tires by drawing masks

 
06:59
Color correcting the windshield using keying effects
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Color correcting the windshield using keying effects

 
05:43
Color correcting the shadow to match the background
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Color correcting the shadow to match the background

 
06:41
Using the Match Grain effect for that final level of detail
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Using the Match Grain effect for that final level of detail

 
04:56