Rotoscoping is the process of animating, compositing, or editing individual frames of a video or film. Before computers were used in special effects, films were projected onto special animation stands, called rotoscopes, where animated characters could be traced or drawn to match the footage step-by-step. This process is now completed digitally, using software that can manipulate layers on each frame to be modified, such as After Effects and Photoshop.
Roto Sequences: Getting In and Out Blue-Screen Matte Rotoscoping Stabilizing and Rotoscoping Old Movies Colorizing Old Movies with Photoshop Layers
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