A Beginner's Guide to Alpha & Luma Mattes | After Effects Tutorial | ActionVFX

A Beginner's Guide to Alpha & Luma Mattes | After Effects Tutorial

A Beginner's Guide to Alpha & Luma Mattes | After Effects Tutorial

Using mattes is part of the groundwork for compositing. We will go over the basics of Alpha & Luma Mattes to cover best practices.

In this After Effects tutorial, we will go over the basics of mattes in After Effects; specifically Alpha & Luma Mattes.

This Beginner’s AE Tutorial Includes:

  • Introduction to channels in After Effects (RGB and Alpha)
  • The basics of the Alpha, Luma, Alpha Inverted, and Luma Inverted Matte and their application.
  • Demonstrations of uses for Alpha Matte and Luma Matte using Forest Fires and Free Portal Collections.

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