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How to delete background around a layer/Spongbob, see screenshots.

Explorer ,
Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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Hello, I just started with After Effects. I want to know how to the following:

Here you can see that the balloon doesn't got a background collor.

ahmed26058770l417_0-1665573133365.png

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When I try to use pictures from Google to play around than I got a white background for the character as shown below, how to delete the white background around Spongbob?

ahmed26058770l417_1-1665573282490.png

 

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Community Expert , Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

I think it would be quicker/easier if you do the background removal in Photoshop

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LEGEND ,
Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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In your case conventionmal masking would be the way to go:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/alpha-channels-masks-mattes.html

 

Since the character itself laso has white areas, alternative methods like keying wouldn#t work, well at least not without soem extra masking, anyway.

 

Mylenium

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I followed the steps in the video, but nothing happend.

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I think it would be quicker/easier if you do the background removal in Photoshop

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Oke I try it.

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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Thanks Kenneth! 🙂 

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