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Make it Go: Keying Video with Adobe Creative Suite (Green Screen)

You need to key something. You were pretty sure buying the Adobe Creative Suite meant that you had the capability, but nothing seems to work.  Everything you’ve tried gets you get one of two results:

  1. bits of your subject around the edges get keyed out (you don’t want that)
  2. bits of your green background around the edges of your subject are left in (you don’t want that either)

You sought help in various video edtiting and post production forums.  The advice you got probably centered on your lighting.  “You have to have perfect lighting, and a perfectly smooth green background with no variation in shading or color whatsoever,” they told you.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to reshoot (with a different camera or different lights or a different green screen).  You just need to use the right tools. (more…)