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After Effects - Black Background - need Transparent!

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Apr 20, 2020

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Hello everyone - new here to the community!  I have years of photoshop experience and just recently I got into created custom twitch stream overlays for close friends.  Currently stuck on a small project where I made a image in photoshop with a transparent background and saved it as a PSD and imported it to After Effects.

From here I see my image with a black background - I toggle transparency grid and it is transparent.  Here is a screenshot of my after effects screen with black ground and the second image is with trans grid ON.

Screenshot_1.pngScreenshot_2.png

My issue is - When I render the project and then upload it to streamlabs OBS - the black background is still there.  I can't select it and delete it... feels like I tried everything, but not sure..

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Correct answer by Byron Cortez | Adobe Community Professional

If is video, export it in QuickTime or Avi container with codec Animation which supports alpha channel. Or if is a Still just exports from Photoshop to PNG with alpha channel as Milenium says. 

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After Effects - Black Background - need Transparent!

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Hello everyone - new here to the community!  I have years of photoshop experience and just recently I got into created custom twitch stream overlays for close friends.  Currently stuck on a small project where I made a image in photoshop with a transparent background and saved it as a PSD and imported it to After Effects.

From here I see my image with a black background - I toggle transparency grid and it is transparent.  Here is a screenshot of my after effects screen with black ground and the second image is with trans grid ON.

Screenshot_1.pngScreenshot_2.png

My issue is - When I render the project and then upload it to streamlabs OBS - the black background is still there.  I can't select it and delete it... feels like I tried everything, but not sure..

Suggestions?

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Correct answer by Byron Cortez | Adobe Community Professional

If is video, export it in QuickTime or Avi container with codec Animation which supports alpha channel. Or if is a Still just exports from Photoshop to PNG with alpha channel as Milenium says. 

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Simply pick an output format that supports transparency like PNG.

 

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If is video, export it in QuickTime or Avi container with codec Animation which supports alpha channel. Or if is a Still just exports from Photoshop to PNG with alpha channel as Milenium says. 

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Apr 21, 2020

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Hey thank you for the response! your answer matched my issue spot on, yet I actually needed my format set to RGB + Alpha!

Thank you so much everyone for the replies!! ❤️

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Apr 22, 2020

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Great!

 

You're welcome.

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Jul 20, 2020

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I have moved my post to a new question as this one is resolved.

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You could set the Output Module Template to "Lossless with Alpha"; however, I'm pretty sure that since you're importing the video into Streamlabs OBS that you want to render your video with green in the background and then apply the Chroma Key on the OBS side.  It's the same as what you'd do if you recorded your webcam with you in front of a green screen.

 

 

-Warren

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