Using Keylight in Adobe Premiere

When you have become more advanced in using Adobe Premiere, you may be interested in forming special effects such as Keylight. Keylight is a plug-in that is generally not considered usable in the premiere versions of Adobe. If you want to use Keylight as a plug in on your Adobe Premiere software, you will have to combine it with the After Effects sequence. This will help you to overcome Adobe Premiere's resistance to using Keylight. This can seem like a very complicated process at first, but by following a few simple guidelines, you should be able to get the best out of your Keylight very quickly.

Materials Needed

  • Adobe Premiere
  • Keylight plug-in
  • Computer
  • Media Files

Step 1: Install Keylight

The first step to using Keylight in Adobe Premiere is to install the plug-in on your computer. You should be able to install this quite simply by extracting the Keylight data from the After Effects menu, and putting it into your software. The plug-in should be visible under the Keying tab; simply click on the name to install it. You then need to open up your media file into Adobe Premiere, and set it up in the viewer window.

Step 2: Tweak Keylight

Before you can use the plug in on your media files, you will need to perform some small tweaks in order to ensure that you get the best from the Keylight program. You should now change the default screen color of the Keylight to something that you would like to have on your screen, and also change the matting effect. You should be able to open up your movie, and look at the effects you are creating as you change the parameters. When you have changed the preferences to suit your own needs, you can then begin to use Keylight on your own.

Step 3: Open up Keylight

Once the movie has been extracted into the Viewer of your Adobe Premiere, then you should look for your keylight in the After Effects tab on your screen. Open up the Status View, and look at the matte color. With this view, it is easy to see how much of the Keylight you need to use to get a suitable matte color. You can use the clip Black or clip White tools, spot removal, or any of the other tools listed in the Keylight menu.

Step 4: Using Keylight in Adobe

In order to get the best from your Keylight in Adobe, you will need to remember that it is only a keying color control, and needs to be used in conjunction with other tools from the After Effects range. You may also want to get a guidebook to all of the functions that you can use in Keylight, as there are a great many available. You should also consider exploring the other plug in devices that After Effects has to offer, as you should not rely upon Keylight alone.

Popular P&S Cameras for High Quality Photos: