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Leaving color, sin city style, in elab [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 8:04pm

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macminiman

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I got a commercial i'm working on and what I wanted to know is this-- is it possible for me to mark a section of the person, lets say his tie, and then make the rest of the video black and white leaving his tie in color?

and if so what would be the suggested way to do this
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 8:09pm

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Garrison

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Evman did a tutorial on The "Sin City" effect is here but his tutorial is for Compositelab
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 8:31pm

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macminiman

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nice, can this be done with effects lab? with like a mask or something....
Posted: Wed, 26th Jul 2006, 8:39pm

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Not sure. Never tried it... someone else care to chime in?
Posted: Thu, 27th Jul 2006, 3:07am

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Never tried it. But if you can convert a layer to Grayscale then it will.

Make two layers. The first is your normal footage, make it black and white. The layer above it mask your tie for the whole duration. Then click "invert" in the mask section. Done!
Posted: Thu, 27th Jul 2006, 8:19am

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Cogz

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Yeah, without the keying tools you'll have to do all the masking by hand. brennanmceachran's technique looks quite promising, i'd give that a go.
Posted: Thu, 27th Jul 2006, 4:18pm

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macminiman

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you guys rock-- did as suggested and it looks great.
Posted: Thu, 27th Jul 2006, 4:25pm

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brennanmceachran

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Post a screen lets see how it turned out!
Posted: Thu, 27th Jul 2006, 6:53pm

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macminiman

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sorry for the low rez, just was a test for render sake.

Posted: Thu, 27th Jul 2006, 7:55pm

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brennanmceachran

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Looks sweet. How long did it take?
Posted: Thu, 27th Jul 2006, 7:56pm

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macminiman

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after i got the great feedback from you guys--- about 20 minutes.
Posted: Fri, 28th Jul 2006, 9:02am

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Don't forget to credit FXhome because you are using EffectsLab wink