Divide mode


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Divide mode

The other new blending mode they added in After Effects CS5 is Divide and Divide needs a little more explaining. I have left myself in 32- bit floating-point mode. And when I do that, the Info panel displays values from zero to one. Black is zero so you can see as I am in this very dark area, my pixel values are close to zero, white is one. So as I move my cursor around these bright areas, the pixel values are near one. That's important part of math to remember when working with Divide mode. By the way, you make the Info panel display zero to one in any mode.

You just need to change it to a decimal but I am leaving it on Auto Color Display for now. Okay, let's take a gray solid. Its value is 50 percent or 0.5. Well when you take a value and divide it by 0.5, it has the same effect as multiplying it by two. Dividing any number by a value less than one will give you a result that's larger than the original number.

So, in short, Divide mode tends to brighten the result. I'll put ...

Divide mode
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Divide mode provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques

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Video
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After Effects
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