Rotoscoping - the art of isolating objects in a video using animated masks - is usually very tedious. In this tutorial I show you a very quick and easy technique to create rotoscopings for objects that are not changing too much in shape and have a clearly visible edge.

The idea is that we only create a very rough mask manually and then let After Effects figure out the exact edge of the object fully automatically. More precisely, we first create a rough masks and track it with the mask tracker of Adobe After Effects. Then we turn this very basic and inaccurate rotoscoping in a much more accurate one using the Refine Soft Matte effect.

Final Result - Preview

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You want more rotoscoping tips for After Effects? Visit Mathias Möhl's session Mastering Rotoscoping: Advanced Real World Workflows at Adobe Video World!

Used Stock Footage

The Clip used in this tutorial is kindly provided by Artbeats.

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