Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Black & White, part of After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques.
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In the previous movie, when I was talking about the brand-new Vibrance effect, I…mentioned that many users use Saturation, crank it down to minus 100, and that's…a quick way of creating a black and white image.…Well, it's quick and easy, but it's not necessarily the best or most refined way…to create a black and white image.…Well, now we have a new effect to do that.…Delete Vibrance, and I'll apply Effect > Color Correction > Black & White.…This is another effect borrowed from Photoshop, and I really glad they brought…it into After Effects.…It gives you individual control over not only the red, green and blue components…of an image, but also the yellows, the cyans, and the magentas.…
People who are more involved in the print world are more used to those colors,…and if you want to see how they relate, basically red plus blue is magenta, blue…plus green is cyan, green plus red is yellow.…So it's a way of dealing with the intermediate colors instead of just…dealing with the primaries.…It gives you a default mix which kind of creates a luminance mix to this image,…
Chris and Trish Meyer have been using After Effects since version 1.0 and have written ten books about the program, and they are always among the first to dive into each new version and discover what it offers to their fellow motion graphics artists. Chris takes you under the hood and explains how each new feature works in After Effects CS5. This course covers both the technical and creative implications of this latest release, including tutorials on the new Roto Brush tool and mocha version 2, blending modes, text options, and new and improved user interface elements in Adobe After Effects CS5. Numerous examples show the most efficient ways to use the new features and avoid potential pitfalls when applying techniques. Chris ends with a discussion of which users will get them most out of upgrading to After Effects CS5.
- Reviewing After Effects' 64-bit system requirements
- Mastering the new Roto Brush tool plus Refine Matte
- Warping with FreeForm
- Motion tracking with mocha version 2
- Matting with mocha shape, including adding motion blur
- Extruding in 3D with Repoussé
- Importing RED footage
- Using Color Finesse and updated blending modes