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Finally, let's talk about blurring the lighting layers. Now here is our trumpet player again and you may remember that we had an example where we applied this nice wispy lighting effect on top of it. It had a diagonal orientation just like the underlying footage, so it's a good match there. But if anything it's just too bright, it's too sharp, and it's distracting me from looking at the trumpet player. Again, these background lighting effects are not supposed to be the hero; they are supposed to be an enhancement. So I'll pick my lighting layer and apply Effect > Blur & Sharpen. I can apply Box Blur which is very flexible or just a very quick Fast Blur. A little bit of blurring out here and now you see that it's much more wispy and does not dominate the scene nearly as much.

I will go ahead and reduce its Opacity to reduce the effect. RAM Preview and now I have got lighting playing across the trumpet playing and his face. If this is too strong, there...

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Blur provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects: Lighting Effects in Post

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Video
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After Effects
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