Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Brainstorming, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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When you're unfamiliar with the range of possibilities a given effect might…offer or if are just plain stuck for ideas, After Effects offers a tool called…Brainstorm, which you might find useful.…If you have the exercise files that came with this project, open up Brainstorm…Sidebar and the project Brainstorm Sidebar.aep.…If you have our book, After Effects Apprentice, look at the end of the…Lesson 10, Paint and Puppet.…I'll open the project and here I have some text that is frankly a bit too clean.…I'd like to wither this or age it or just give this some more character.…
So I'll select my text layer, and underneath Effect. Oh, let's see what I want to do.…Stylize kind of makes sense.…Brush Strokes, Burn. Hmm, Roughen Edges sounds like something that might give me this…withering look that I am going for.…So I apply it and I go well, frankly, it's not too exciting.…I was hoping for something a bit more.…We either start playing around for parameters or search the online Help file or…you can use a tool called Brainstorm.…
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