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Adobe After Effects Tutorial: Using the New Keying Effects

Caleb Ward

Learn how to use the new Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor features in After Effects.

If you haven’t already heard, last week Adobe updated every program in the Creative Cloud. Notable features like Live Text Templates and 6K native playback in Adobe Premiere look very promising, but one of the less talked about updates comes in the form of a few keying effects added into After Effects.

The effects, Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor, are designed to help VFX artists get a better key than what can be achieved in Keylight alone. In the following tutorial created by Adobe we will learn how to use the Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor in After Effects. The video covers:

  • The Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor Presets
  • Selecting a green background
  • Toggling each effect

If you do a lot of green screen work we highly recommend checking out our Essential Tips for Green Screen post. It’s far better to shoot green screen footage correctly during production than to be forced to fix it in post.

These latest effects are just a couple of the many new features in the Creative Cloud. For a full list of updates check out our “biggest update in years” post. This video was first shared on Adobe’s website, where you can also download a trial of the Creative Cloud for free. Thanks for sharing guys!

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