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dvGarage Releases Composite Toolkit

Training package bundled with dvMatte keyer By Dave Nagel
dvGarage has released its latest training package, Composite Toolkit, which includes video tutorials covering compositing techniques in Adobe After Effects. For a limited time the package also includes the dvMatte keyer plugin for After Effects.

The Composite Toolkit features 14 tutorials covering keying and compositing in After Effects using a bluescreen and a DV camcorder. The main thrust is compositing live actors over computer-generated backgrounds and uses a lightsabre duel scene for project material.

It also includes a 20-minute overview of After Effects for those who are unfamiliar with new features in the program.

For a limited time, dvGarage's Composite Toolkit is bundled with dvMatte (available for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows), the company's plugin keyer for After Effects, which will ship Aug. 21. They free keyer offer is available for those who order by Aug. 7. The full Composite Toolkit runs $189 through Aug. 7. Those who purchased the beta Composite Toolkit can upgrade for $49. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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