Need to make a cool freeze frame effect to introduce a character? Or making a YouTube thumbnail?
This cut out effect is a handy way to do that.
It’s also a good intro to the polygon tool in Fusion for roto/masking.
If you’re working with a video instead of a still image, the Magic Mask (studio version only) may be a good option if your subject moves around a lot. But for a simple shape this workflow is a great — and less processor intensive — option.
In this video from Casey Faris, you’ll learn about:
- Creating a Fusion Composition
- Adding a Background
- Adding and merging an image
- Positioning with Transform node
- Cutting out subject with Polygon mask
- Combining masks
- Adding a stroke
- Pasting an Instance of a node
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVResolve.com and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.