While there are several ways to create mosaics within Adobe After Effects natively, there are some handy third-party scripts that can also assist you with this process. Author Nick Harauz walks you through how you can use Layers2Grid to help you lay out multiple photos in the project panel into a grid exactly the same size and overlay them.
- So, we've divided our photo layer into several pieces.…Now, let's lay out multiple photos…from within our project panel…into a grid that's exactly the same size.…We'll then overlay these images on top…of our original photo.…So I have my Chapter Three-Four Composition opened up.…If you're following along from the last movie,…you can follow along.…Where we took the image in the last movie…and we kind of divided it using…a script called Divide and Corner,…to separate into a series of masks.…And now our next step is to have a bunch of images…over top of it that we can have overlaid…on top of this made image in order to…create the final mosaic at the end.…
Now, a couple things to keep in mind:…since this is a template and we want people…to be able to switch the content out,…we want to be able to create something…that allows people to replace it.…So, how we're going to do that,…or at least, set up our first photo,…is to select this Comps folder,…and we're going to go to Composition,…and choose New Composition.…The first one we're going to name here is…
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- Modifying AE text templates in Premiere
- Adding shapes and expressions to the text animation
- Understanding composition structure
- Modifying text and replacing visible graphics
- Adjusting global controls
- Breaking down your template idea
- Building a photo mosaic
- Creating basic animation
- Adding a camera to the animation
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 06/26/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover text templates vs. Essential Graphics, building a template through Essential Graphics, adding supported properties to the Essential Graphics panel, and viewing the motion graphics template in Premiere Pro.