Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Brush tool basics, part of After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet.
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In the previous movie, we set our workspace to Paint.…This opens the Layer panel and the Composition panel side by side.…Remember that to paint, you need to have the Layer panel open and to use the…painting tools in the Layer panel only.…Well, I created one paint stroke which applied, if you notice in the…Timeline, the Paint effect.…If you have been playing around, let's just start over and delete the effect.…I'll select Remove All from the Effect menu and now we can get back to a clean slate.…
The first thing I'll do is reselect the Brush tool.…In the Paint panel, I am going to check that the blending mode is set to Normal,…and you have all the other blending modes available.…And we'll explore some of the other options later on.…I'll also check that the Channels is set to RGBA.…This means that I'll be painting in all four channels, Red, Green, Blue and Alpha.…I'll check that Duration is set to Constant.…This means that any paint stroke I make will exist for the duration of the comp,…starting at the current time.…
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 library.
- Creating, erasing, and animating brush and clone strokes
- Using Paint to reveal a layer over time
- Creating animated distortions to flat artwork with the Puppet tools
- Replacing backgrounds with the Roto Brush