Alpha manipulation

General Information about Alpha Manipulation

Alpha Manipulation, more commonly known as Chroma Key compositing is an effect that changes the background of the picture to a different background the editor may want.

More information can be found on the pages for the effects themselves:

Compositing Reference Material

For some background, the Wikipedia article in alpha compositing is useful. See also Porter, Thomas; Tom Duff (1984). “Compositing Digital Images”. Computer Graphics 18 (3): p253–259 1984 pdf