Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding focus and a vignette, part of After Effects Artist in Action: Eran Stern's Broadcast Design.
In this movie, we will improve the impact of the shot by focusing on the subject on …hand, and creating a shadow depth of field using a simple mask and a fast blur effect. …I'm inside video clipment_05, which you can find in the third folder of the …exercise file. And I have the video start composition open,. …And now let's just drag one of the adjustment layer that we have here under …the Solids folder, and just place it above the adjustment layer that we …already have, but below the explosion. I do want to keep the explosion in a …separate layer, meaning that it won't be blurred or defocused.…
I'm also going to rename my layers here, so I know exactly what everything is doing. …First let's enable the Adjustment switch here. …And the previous one should be a displacement. …So we'll know what this one does. And this one will be Vignette so I would …know what this will do. Okay. …So let's start by creating a mask, just to mask up the area that we want to keep …in the frame. I'm going to zoom out by pressing Cmd or Ctrl+minus.…
- Designing a pack shot
- Creating a 3D basketball
- Matching color and texture
- Creating digital explosions
- Using the Proxy rendering method
- Adding focus and vignette
- Compositing and animation
- Creating 3D titles
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Designing a Pack Shot
2. Creating Elements
3. Video Treatment
4. Compositing and Animation
5. Creating 3D Titles
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