Combining modes and effects


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Combining modes and effects

Using blending modes is about as close as you can get to instant gratification inside After Effects. However, you don't have to stop at just applying a blending mode. I showed in the previous movie where you can try using more than one mode. Another great trick is to apply effects to the layer that's moded on top. This is another way to create some interesting looks. For example, say that I wasn't quite happy with the mixtures between the highlights and darks in this particular composite of images. I can keep trying different modes like Soft Light and Hard Light, seeing if one of them gives me the effect that I want, but another way is just to process this layer to maybe get the contrast that I prefer.

So I'll select this layer and go to the Effects & Presets panel, which is a very nice way of finding effects. I am going to apply a very simple Levels. I can drag the effect onto the desired layer or if I already have the layer selected, I just need to double-click the ...

Combining modes and effects
Video duration: 4m 45s 2h 40m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Combining modes and effects provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control

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Video
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After Effects
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