- About Keying
- Getting Started
- Changing the Background Color
- Adding the Foreground Subject
- Creating a Garbage Mask
- Applying the Color Difference Key Effect
- Choking the Matte
- Removing Spill
- Keying Out a Background with the Keylight Effect
- Adjusting Contrast
- Adding the Background Animation
- Adding the Title
- Adding the Animated Logo
- Copying Effects Across Two Layers
Copying Effects Across Two Layers
The Channel 5 news logo could use some pizzazz, similar to the improvements you made to the title Tuesdays with Taryn. The easiest way to make the same changes is to copy-and-paste them onto the logo.
- Select the Tuesdays with Taryn text layer in the Timeline panel, and press E to display all of the effects properties for the layer.
- Select the Drop Shadow property name for the Tuesdays with Taryn layer, and then choose Edit > Copy or press Ctrl-C (Mac OS: Command-C).
- Select the Logo/Channel 5 news layer in the Timeline panel, and then choose Edit > Paste or press Ctrl-V (Mac OS: Command-V).
After Effects copies the drop shadow effect to the Channel 5 news logo, with the same settings you applied to the title text layer. Select the Logo/Channel 5 news layer and press E to see the drop shadow property (see Figure 36).
- Save your project, and then press the 0 key on the numeric keypad to create and watch a RAM Preview of the final spot. You might want to drag the work area end bracket to about 4:20 to preview only the first half, which is where most of the animation occurs.
- Press the spacebar when you want to stop playback.
Congratulations—you have successfully keyed a composition!