Creating lens blur using the Lens Blur effect


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Creating lens blur using the Lens Blur effect

You don't need the After Effects camera to apply lens blur or depth of field to a composition. The new Camera Lens Blur effect is optimized to apply soft focus characteristics to any 2D layer or composition. Here we have just a shot of some waves rolling into a rock. I'm going to apply the Camera Lens Blur effect and I could search for it here, but I know it's under Blur. There it is. I'll just double click it, and you'll see instantly that the image goes a little bit soft and there's also this black border around the edge.

I'm going to go ahead and crank up Blur Radius. So it's pretty heavy, so the image is defocused. Now when I raise the Blur Radius this high, the image looks quite defocused but this vignette like effect around the edges is more problematic. To get rid of that, I'm going to toggle Repeat Edge Pixels. Now I'd like to animate an effect of the shot coming into focus. To do that, I'll just set an initial keyframe for Blur Radius r...

Creating lens blur using the Lens Blur effect
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Creating lens blur using the Lens Blur effect provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Mark Christiansen as part of the After Effects CS5.5 New Features

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