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Download !!INSTALL!! Keylight Plugin After Effects

How to Download and Install Keylight Plugin for After Effects

If you are working with green screen footage in After Effects, you might have heard of Keylight plugin. Keylight is a powerful keying plugin that allows you to remove the green background from your footage and composite it with a different background. Keylight can handle complex and uneven lighting, motion blur, spill suppression, edge refinement, and more. Keylight is a great tool for creating realistic and professional-looking composites.

But how can you download and install Keylight plugin for After Effects? Is it free or paid? What are the system requirements and compatibility issues? How can you use Keylight plugin to key out your footage? In this article, we will answer these questions and provide you with a complete guide on how to download and install Keylight plugin for After Effects.

How to Download Keylight Plugin for After Effects

The good news is that Keylight plugin is free and included with After Effects. You don't need to buy or download it separately. However, you need to make sure that you have the latest version of After Effects installed on your computer. Keylight plugin works with After Effects 2022 and supports Multi-Frame Rendering for the fastest renders possible.

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To check your After Effects version, go to Help > About After Effects. If you have an older version, you can update it through the Creative Cloud app or download it from the Adobe website. You need to have a valid Adobe account and subscription to use After Effects.

To check if you have Keylight plugin installed, go to Effects & Presets panel and type "keylight" in the search box. You should see the Keylight effect under the Keying subfolder. If you don't see it, you might need to reinstall After Effects or contact Adobe support.

How to Install Keylight Plugin for After Effects

As mentioned earlier, Keylight plugin is already installed with After Effects. You don't need to do anything else to install it. However, if you want to use some additional features or presets that come with Keylight plugin, you need to copy them to the appropriate folders in your computer.

Keylight plugin comes with a user guide, a sample project, and some presets that can help you get started with keying. You can find these files in the following locations:

  • User guide: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects 2022\Support Files\Plug-ins\Keylight-1.2\Documentation\Keylight User Guide.pdf

  • Sample project: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects 2022\Support Files\Plug-ins\Keylight-1.2\Samples\Keylight Sample Project.aep

  • Presets: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects 2022\Support Files\Plug-ins\Keylight-1.2\Presets

To use the user guide or the sample project, you just need to open them with your PDF reader or After Effects respectively. To use the presets, you need to copy them to the following folder:

  • C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Adobe\After Effects 2022\User Presets

After copying the presets, restart After Effects and you should see them under the Animation Presets subfolder in the Effects & Presets panel.

How to Use Keylight Plugin for After Effects

Now that you have downloaded and installed Keylight plugin for After Effects, it's time to use it to key out your footage. Here are the basic steps:

  • Import your footage and background into After Effects and create a new composition.

  • Drag your footage layer onto the timeline and apply the Keylight effect from the Effects & Presets panel.

  • In the Effect Controls panel, use the eyedropper tool to select the green color from your footage in the Screen Colour setting.

  • Adjust the Screen Gain and Screen Balance settings to fine-tune the keying result.

  • Switch the View setting from Final Result to Screen Matte to see the alpha channel of your footage.

  • Adjust the Clip Black and Clip White settings to remove any unwanted holes or edges in your matte.

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