Above is a link to a still frame of one of the shots I am working with. In it, I am trying to edit the front page of the newspaper in order to make it look completely blank--ie, no text or images. The back cover with the large image is going to stay, but I somehow need to get rid of the text on the front cover in order to make the entire thing look blank. The entire shot is about 300 frames and involves a decent amount of movement.
Is there any way in Combustion to replace the color of the black text with the greyish newspaper background? Maybe "replace" isn't the accurate process that would be required, but I really don't know how to efficiently go about this.
Right now I've been recreating that page in 3D max and plan on comping it into the footage using spline edges to "seamlessly" integrate the new page with the existing footage. As you can image, this is an exhausting process, which I understand may very well be necessary--I'm just trying to figure out if there is a cleaner and easier way to do this through Combustion.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.