Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video 019 Using blend modes to stencil text and create color effects, part of Design in Motion.
Hi! Rob Garrott here and welcome to Design in Motion, the weekly series where we…will explore important fundamentals in the world of motion graphics.…Now blend modes in After Effects are a crossover from the world of Photoshop.…And they are really important tool in your design arsenal.…If you do a search on lynda.com, you'll find tons and tons of references on them.…So rather than cover each blend mode one at a time, I just want to show you few…cool ways you can use them in After Effects. Let's get started.…So here we are in After Effects and I've got this clip of a cyclist close up to the camera.…
And not a lot of motion in there which is just what we need here. We are going…to talk about how the blending modes interact with this footage.…And a common thing that comes up is how do I take piece of video and contain it within a layer.…Well, there is a very special blending mode for that called, Stencil Alpha.…And I've got a Type layer here I am going to turn that on.…And it's just some orange type on top of the video now.…
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- Using expressions to control animation
- Rendering type in a seamless environment
- Doing more with less in the After Effects render queue
- Creating bouncing animated type using dynamics
- Creating realism with Global illumination
- Working with Xrefs to simplify the workflow
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