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  • Tue, May 29 2012 7:46 AM

    • editor69
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    removing a white Border around a cropped still

    hello,

    i cropped a keyed out image of a ufo that had white in the background and the crop made its own white/greyish boarder/ frame around it.  if i crop smaller, the white border resizes and remains around the ufo.  it looks like a picture frame around it.  anyone know how i can get rid of that white border so its just the image of the ufo?  thanks!


  • Tue, May 29 2012 9:58 AM In reply to

    • udosauer
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    Re: removing a white Border around a cropped still

    Hello,

    google for "rotoscoping with photoshop" for a lot of guides doing it in photoshop.

    If you haven't PS try gimp (it's free)

     

    regards,

    Udo

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  • Tue, May 29 2012 11:24 AM In reply to

    Re: removing a white Border around a cropped still

    In Photoshop, invert the UFO background layer from white to black and export with an alpha channel. That will import into Avid as a matte key clip and will key cleanly.

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  • Tue, May 29 2012 3:03 PM In reply to

    • maryd
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    Re: removing a white Border around a cropped still

    Thanks to both Udo and Larry for all that early morning help on this issue!

  • Tue, May 29 2012 5:15 PM In reply to

    • editor69
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    Re: removing a white Border around a cropped still

    its not a photoshop issue- it's a weird crop issue.  the more i crop it out - it doesn't matter - that white frame border is still there.

    thanks

  • Wed, May 30 2012 12:43 PM In reply to

    • maryd
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    Re: removing a white Border around a cropped still

    Check to be sure you do not have a border or shadow on the Deko layer by looking at the Details in the Look tab (View > Style, Look tab – Details)

     

    If not, the problem is in the original graphic.  Try to create a new graphic in the same way and see if it is giving you the border.  If so, please email me directly and I will send you a known good file that you can compare with.

  • Wed, May 30 2012 7:02 PM In reply to

    • editor69
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    Re: removing a white Border around a cropped still

    hi mary,

    where is the look tab?  i've only been teaching myself avid for the last 4 days. i cant find a look tab anywhere or a view, style, details anywhere either- how do i find them?

    thanks,

    matt

  • Thu, May 31 2012 3:04 PM In reply to

    • maryd
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    Re: removing a white Border around a cropped still

    In the standard layout the Style menu is on the left.  If you do not see it, click on the View pulldown menu, choose Style.

    There are 4 tabs on the Style menu. Choose Look.

    At the top is a list of Details.  Leave the Face, delete any others using the Delete tab

    Be sure the Face is not hidden or blurred

     

  • Thu, May 31 2012 3:05 PM In reply to

    • maryd
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    Re: removing a white Border around a cropped still

    Do you have the User's Guide?  Go to Avid.com and search for Deko User's Guide for a download.

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