Hot Looks Using Floating Point in After Effects was created and produced by Trish and Chris Meyer. We are honored to host their material in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
Floating point color space allows users to define and keep track of colors darker than black and brighter than white, and it is normally the domain of visual effects compositors. However, floating point can also be used to create graphical looks ranging from more interesting fades to hot, glowing text. In this training, instructors Chris and Trish Meyer demonstrate the techniques in After Effects, but they may also be applied to other programs that support "float."
Understanding 32-bit floating point color
Manipulating exposure settings with the Exposure effect
Working with partial transparencies
Creating "hot" colors
Using the Tool palette