42. Advanced Sky Replacement
• Use procedural mattes to remove a blown out sky
• Track background and create custom mattes
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146 Responses to "Advanced Sky Replacement"
Chence
06/28/2014
I liked the video until the end when he started talking about crushing blacks. Pretty racist bro.
Vivian
03/20/2014
I DON'T UNDERSTAND SO SAD
Infinity Works
10/26/2013
were ist the music at??
supun
08/09/2013
wooooooow nice.......
vitor mazzeo
07/11/2013
Supercool! Thanks guys :)
xiaocui in china
06/12/2013
very cool?i like it
Eric
03/08/2013
That's advanced - and you are advanced! Awesome! Thanks!
Dav...D
01/05/2013
Thank YOU VERY VERY MUCH !!!
koa
09/09/2012
and how is it, when you have a zoom in your scene? :/ I tried it but i think its too dificul, isn't it?
milad
08/02/2012
thank YOU very much
paras730
07/13/2012
Gud tutorial thnx but bit boring!!!! :)
peter
06/29/2012
I can't seem to separate my subjects complety from the background with the output cycle wheel. is there any other method of "crushing" my subjects completely to black?
ThePianistop66
07/31/2012
If you have after effects cs5 or cs6, you can now use the rotobrush tool. Use it to create a mask for your subjects and you'll be able to replace the sky really easily after!
alex
06/29/2012
anybody know where i find the "trKMat" box on after effects CS4 or 6? i'm trying to find the luna matte invert option, but cs6 doesnt have the trkmat box in the timeline
paras730
07/13/2012
Bro u have to toggle the switches by pressing f4 :)
Nathan Gonzalez
02/06/2012
lol you racist bastard "crush the blacks so they aren't as noisy"
jk awesome tutorial.
Ryan
07/25/2012
Haha Kiddles, that's classic Freddie Wong.

Great tutorial, I've been trying to get this down for a while.
Kiddles
06/08/2012
"Crush the blacks! Its not racist! Its a color correction term!" Sound familiar? XD
Dinesh
01/28/2012
I have 3d animation its goes from day to night..but my night sky effect is not good i have to change into twightlight effect its now going black...need to put color.., i try but problem is its changing to day and night so how can i do it...guide pls.

thanks
dinesh (india)mumbai.
ThePianistop66
07/31/2012
Maybe you should try animating the output cycle with keyframes. I'm not sure, but try it :)
Matt
01/04/2012
eres grande men
Mazzy
10/11/2011
Loved the tutesw, always really heplful and informative. Keep up the fantastic work! <3
Dennis
10/10/2011
hey! wassup! Andrew Kramer here! LOL. Man you are SO SO Good. ! thanks for the tutorials! you Are AWESOME!!
sunny
08/21/2011
gkk
Vlaya
07/29/2011
I think you are so great and pretty crazy man (positively). It`s a great tutorial and thank you for doing it, I mean all of it. Cheers
IBJAZZ
07/15/2011
Great job mr Andrew God bless you,i need bullet tutorial.thanks
simcha yaffa
06/30/2011
awesome
Don BABA S
06/29/2011
I love this site.......you guys are making me thanks a lot
which to work for you so that I could learn more....
john fitzpatrick
06/23/2011
Can someone let me know if the second part of this tutorial works in cs5.
I have imported the video.
User color correction, colorama to and grey it out.
Then add the adjustment layer.
Effects color corection Hue/saturation
Then create a copy of the original footage and drop the adjustment layer in the middle of the footage.
I can get the effect of tweaking as all I have is a black and white picture.
Help please
ThePianistop66
07/31/2012
You forgot the track matte
HS
06/23/2011
Thank man....! your works is beter than best
Dave
06/22/2011
this blew my mind
shayne
03/08/2011
i love editing, i want to make it my career, thanks andrew you helped me a hell of alot when i got stuck! haha.
NHShaynne Productions
marty moynihan
02/21/2011
Thanks dudes. If I win an oscar I'm thanking you guys.
Nuwan
02/14/2011
Every tutorial is great.. I learned lot of things from your videos.thanks.
Josh
02/03/2011
Wow thats a great tutorial.
Evan
01/28/2011
Nice, thanks alot
DaĆ°i
01/20/2011
The FX that people wont ever know about!
I LOVE THIS!
Sky's in Iceland are always just white... but whit this its not! great Tutorial
aaron
01/06/2011
yes ! more stuff like this! I love the FX you never even notice!

shagakiz
12/31/2010
thks thks thks thks very much
JG
12/09/2010
crush the blacks, then maybe they wont be so noisy
Adriana
11/22/2010
Thanks really helpful, I've always wanted to know how to do the effect in Heroes titles!! Now I know!
Prabhjot
10/22/2010
Hey!Andrew.you are amazing and thanks for sharing your priceless Videos.World Best Tutorials Are Here...................Thanx You Very Much..
candido
09/17/2010
i see that this tutorial was done with after effects 7. where can i buy ae7
candido
09/16/2010
which after effect is this 5 6 or 7
Charles M Robinson Nashville TN
08/04/2010
This is a very helpful tut...I used it to key out the ground on a scene using a chroma key....the chromakey was just behind the talent and not on ground...THANKS AGAIN
TripppleEyes
07/22/2010
You guys are the best. I'm in school now learning After Effects. I'm on your websites everyday. School only gives you the basic. You Guys rocks. I'm planning on buying all your products. It's worth it. Thanks alot.
Cole Stiverson
07/16/2010
Hey guys, I have a lower quality camera and I am not getting a clean white and black when I do the colorama thing. Any suggestions?
odane
07/12/2010
all can i say,,,videocopilot.net is the best. i love this site,,,,,, keep doing what you guys are doing..
sadam
06/24/2010
hi my name is sada hussain afridi
Kevin
03/29/2010
I got a awesome sky replacement slide show picture i remove the sky of the picture and replace it with a moving cloud the plugin could real clouds

her's the vid.

http://vimeo.com/10543516
aman
03/24/2010
you are amazing and thanx for sharing your priceless stuffs
bittu
03/24/2010
its very nice tute.thanx
johnley
03/23/2010
wow.,,,,,,,,,,aztig!!!!!!!!!!!!
fire69it
03/08/2010
I like too much after effects and your tutorial are very good. I'll waiting others. Good work.
jack
03/04/2010
Thanks you. it's wonderful
Leandro
02/23/2010
your's tutorials are amazing!!! :D
Rami
01/23/2010
great tutorial
i am greatfull
dj kadrex
01/15/2010
? am from turkey istanbul

you number one effect thank you very mac
Shekhar
01/02/2010
Hey Andrew, Hats off to you and your team to avail a grate source to raising VFX artist.
mads
12/28/2009
What do you do if the sky is blue, and not white
Reid
12/15/2010
I have that same problem
Cleyvson
11/20/2009
Hi, I'm from Brazil. Your Tutorials are very Illuminating. Thanks!
bend
10/14/2009
thanx andrew for tutorialnya...
sukses slalu.
mango
10/07/2009
Thanks Andrew.
Sharief
08/20/2009
I'll say it in your words: this is a very powerful tutorial.
Landon Donoho
07/20/2009
hmm. is anyone else having trouble watching this one? All the other tutorials seem to be working alright, but for me this one wont play past ten seconds...
Andy Z
06/10/2009
Great work Andrew. I did a 3 day shoot where we had to replace the sky in almost every shot. I did something very similar to the gradient background you showed in this tutorial. I added a layer with fractal noise to create clouds. This added to the realism and texture to the sky. And I could use the controls of the FN to match pans and tilts which would be hard to do with a flat image.
Draculdud
06/10/2009
Thank you God for giving us a great person named Andrew Kramer and his VideoCopilot.net.
MattA
06/06/2009
If you do not have the "mode, T or TrckMat" in your time time look at the bottom of your screen to the right of "Expand or collapse layer..." and you will see "Toggle Switches / Modes".

Hope that helped, it did for me =)
Alisa
06/04/2009
Hello, I'm from Taiwan I very much like your tutorials Thank you.
ssk
05/14/2009
hey friend thx for upload after tutorials.u a my first after effect teacher.
Ad Lenders
04/16/2009
Great tutorial once again!
Garuav Sharma
03/23/2009
Hello Sir,

This Is very nice tutorial but i am facing problem of make my shot in colorama pure Black
Gaurav Sharma
03/23/2009
Hello Sir,

I have watch this tutorial its looks very nice but here i have a question... you have replaced sky with white sky
Dimitar
03/07/2009
Thx for the tutorial it was very handy for past two weeks while I was doing videos for the elections. Last shot was ment to be like super hero over the city and the Sky replacemant did a very good sell.
Thanks from Macedonia
dlarehg
03/02/2009
anyone can say me why when i choose luma inverted matte, the sky turn black? thx
DJ KADREX
02/09/2009
thank you
jon chambers
02/05/2009
FANTASTIC. You are the best. Love your tutorials. No doubt you are a genius at this work.

In the future, could you please consider doing a tutorial on a sky replacement where the camera is panning about 180 degrees across a landscape (way to the left or right), and you have to attach a long new section to the sky / then blend the edge / as the pan continues?

You are an inspiration. I wish I had 1/100th of your knowlege.
NIV
12/24/2008
GREAT BUT,
What if U doing it on a "snow shot"
[OR ANY OTHER PROBLEMATIC COLOR] ?
xuli
12/14/2008
hi,great tutorial ,thank a lot from china,it is useful to me .good luck.
obeko
11/27/2008
hi, andrew, great tutorial, only im having a problem, when im keying out the skye and you choose luma inverted matte, the sky should turn transparent, well mine goes black and i am following your every move,
reto
11/26/2008
It isn't working atm! Updating or something? hurry i need to know this :)
Fillipe Augusthus
11/19/2008
Eu sou do Brasil, e estpu iniciando os meus trabalhos no After.

Seus tutoriais, são D
Rohullah Hares
11/15/2008
Soo Nice Sir
elis lasop
10/16/2008
Hey Andrew that is a great video. Thanks for sharing all these knowledge to all of us!
Mutahir
10/15/2008
Sir,.. u r awesome
oras
09/18/2008
thx lol we have bad smoky sky in iraq that would help ^^
sam adams
09/08/2008
wow! great tutorial, one question can you use that method of mattes and stuff to green screen? if a "green" screen wouldn't work maybe just a white sheet!
Green Sky
08/25/2008
Great tutorial! Here is our attempt at using it to style our video like 300:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUTSqoQOJCU

Let us know what you think!
Igor Pjevac
08/25/2008
Great work!Unforgettable reading!!!Maestro!
Igor Pjevac
EDITPRO VIDEOPRODUCTION CROATIA
Bardia
08/14/2008
Thank you Anderw

A good tut again.

Bardia, From Iran
Daveee
08/06/2008
Andrew somebody wrote something thats true... your vids help me forget about the negative shyt in my life lol. Im going back to school which is states away... and ever since I got home I've been doing your tutorials ALL SUMMER. And I MEAN ALL SUMMER lol. Your site is awesome, your hilarious and a GREAT teacher. You kinda changed my life alil cuz now im the go to video effects guy. Rock on.
Liburn
08/06/2008
Thank you Andrew Cramer

Greeting from Albania
Hanson
08/03/2008
Thank you so much for all these great tuts!
Gru
08/01/2008
Hello!

Thank you so much for all these great tuts!

But I noticed some of them are linking to missing file, and this one first.

Can you please check what's wrong? I hope I'm the problem, but it doesn't seem so. And well, I don't like to ask for, but in fact I need it :)

Hope you can do something!

Thanks again, and please forgive my bad english, it's not my primary language :)
bb
07/15/2008
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DrG-Master/Bolis (LT)
06/29/2008
JE nice totrial and ty very mutch for your all totorials
Issufo
06/16/2008
Som simply and so nice
Thank you Andrew... You're the best
TRESDEAD
06/03/2008
hey andrew! thank you very much for all this tutorials!
Paulo Barrelas
05/31/2008
Great tutorial Kramer!! Thanks for sharing it with us for free!
Big MackBreen
05/20/2008
Nice - but I sure wish I knew how to get the Parent options next to my freaking TrkMat. I have no Parent! I feel like an orphan.
bilaal
05/06/2008
you are great man...thanks for your tutorials it really help the community of young designers...
Leonardo
04/23/2008
That was pretty good tutorial.
Thank you Andrew.
Simon
04/19/2008
Thanks so much Andrew for sharing your expertise. I wonder whether you have any suggestions for eliminating flutter around the edges of the matte caused by a panning shot? I would be happy to send you a peice of the footage. It's a real challenge.
Slim
04/11/2008
simply the best

thanks
from Vietnam
Andres Hidalgo
04/10/2008
Andrew YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!
¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡THANKS!!!!!!!!
from ECUADOR
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