Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Blending footage, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…Blending modes are awesome and if you've been watching the rest of this course,…you know I'm pretty much addicted to them.…The ability to mix two layers together based on different properties like…luminosity, color or saturation, really goes a long way.…And I find that working with two or…three, or even four layers can create new interesting patterns.…It all comes down to how you mix them up.…Let's start from the bottom up.…I'll turn off this top layer and select this interim.…What I'd like to do is mix this layer with the layer below.…
Now if you don't see the modes here, you can toggle the switchers and modes.…If that's not visible, just right click.…And from the Columns, make sure that you turn them on.…And you can see the modes permanently.…I'm going to turn that off temporarily and…just use the toggle switch down here to save a bit of space.…From the pop-up list, you could choose the blending mode and how things mix together.…Different mode will give you different combinations.…The Multiply mode here made a nice, rich, dark background.…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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