Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying a filmic glow treatment, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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As I mentioned, adjustment layers process the composite of all the layers underneath.…This makes it really handy to unify a composition, not only as a stack of layers,…but also as it changes over time with a consistent set of effects.…One of my favorite uses of this trick is to do something called a Filmic Glow.…If you've got the Exercise Files, open something that has several layers of…footage on it, such as this comp 03a we are working with earlier.…If you don't have the files, just create something that has several cuts, edits,…cross-fades and another layers.…
Now you see I've got an edit between these different layers in this composition.…What if I want to apply the same treatment to all of these layers across those edits?…Well, this is another place where adjustment layers come in really handy.…I'll go to Layer > New > Adjustment Layer. Nthing happens initially, because…I've not applied any effects yet.…You need to have an effect apply to an adjustment layer before you're going to…see any result, and I'm going to apply Effect > Blur & Sharpen > Fast Blur.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Sliding and trimming
- Slip-editing and insert-editing layers
- Employing blending modes to enhance layers and composites
- Applying, modifying, and saving animation presets and layer styles
- Using adjustment layers to affect multiple layers
- Experimenting with effects using Brainstorm
- Understanding pixel aspect ratios