Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
For this video, we are going to use the Library to see if we can layer in some different elements for this composition. Press Command+2 on your keyboard to open the Library tab, and you'll notice the top looks very much like the File Browser, but this next section down here is divided up into categories. Even though, we may not have covered Particle Emitters and Replicators and Generators yet, believe it or not you can still use these elements in your composition, because in order to apply them all you have to do is drag-and-drop. So let's look around and check out some different options.
So another nice thing about the Library is the fact that they have organized things into subcategories. So for example, with my filters, if I know I want to blow this background out, I just want to choose something out of the Glow section. Now I only have a couple different options to look at. Now I have been here before, so I know I like the Bloom filter, but if you are haven't, feel free to click around the different filters, and look at the Preview in the top of the Library pane. Let's go ahead and just drag-and-drop the Bloom filter on to the background, but before I do that press F5 to open up the Layers tab in your Project pane.
I want to make sure when I drag this filter, it goes directly on to the Background layer. So I'll drag it right to the layer itself. And there we have applied our first filter. Now like I said, even if you are not familiar with what filters are, all we had to do is drag-and-drop it to actually apply it on to the object. So if you would like to make adjustments to your filter, you can press F7 on your keyboard to open up the HUD, or come up to the toolbar and click the button. I happened to like the default settings, so I'm just going to leave mine set like this, but feel free to click around and make some adjustments to your own liking.
I would like to add another element, so let's keep browsing through the Library. You'll notice with Generators, if you click down at the bottom you'll get a preview up at the top. In the Particle Emitters section it's kind of cool, if you click on a specific filter for example, Corona. When the preview pops up, if you click- and-drag in your canvas, you'll see what happens to that Particle Emitter as it animates. This is really nice and again, even if you are not familiar with Particle Emitters yet you'll still get an idea as to how this can function within your project.
Now I was looking through the Library earlier, and I know what I'm looking for was Replicators and it was called Spiro or something. So I'm going to go up to the Search field and just start typing spir and you'll notice my results have then down. I would like to choose Spiro 02, and again to apply it guess what, you just drag it and drop it. So let's just go ahead drag-and-drop it, right in between the Title and the Background layer and let go. Now we have our Spiro Replicator applied, and so let's hit the Play/Pause button and see how this graphics looks.
It's pretty close, but I would like to tweak just a little bit more. So I'm going to stop playback for a second, and just lower the Opacity. So it's a little bit more subliminal. So like I said, if you are not familiar with any of these specific sections within the Library, don't panic, we'll be covering them later in the title. But at least for now, hopefully you are creatively inspired to browse through the Library and use these filters and Effects in your compositions as you continue on through the title.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
93 Video lessons · 28462 Viewers
135 Video lessons · 63074 Viewers
79 Video lessons · 21328 Viewers
350 Video lessons · 106284 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.