Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a reveal stroke, part of After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet.
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If you have the Exercise Files, go ahead and open composition…02-Write On*starter.…If you don't have the Exercise Files, just find any image such as our auto bird…here that has an interesting shape that you might like to write on.…This technique will work with almost any image.…My layer is currently on a transparent background.…In order to wipe on a layer, it also has to be invisible.…However, it's kind of hard to paint on a layer if you can't see it.…
So we'll make the layer invisible in a later step.…So let's set up the Paint and Brush panels so that we can write on this layer.…The first thing we need to do is to double- click the layer to open it in the Layer panel.…So take a moment to set up your workspace, remember, you have to paint in the Layer panel.…We'll make sure we're at 100% and full resolution and we'll select the Brush tool.…The Paint and Brushes panel should also be visible and they will be set to…whatever settings you used in the last movie.…
We'll make sure Opacity is set to 100% and Flow is set to 100%.…
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