Learn how to incorporate After Effects into your photography workflow to achieve effects that could not be created with Photoshop alone.
- [Chris] Hi, I'm Chris Converse and I'd like to welcome you to After Effects for Photography. Now this course is going to be very different from other After Effects courses, and that we're going to be focusing on using After Effects to enhance, embellish, and add special effects to photographs. Now at it's core, After Effects is a design tool and it works just like Photoshop and the other core Creative Cloud design apps. And with its support for Camera RAW, it also joins the ranks of Lightroom and Bridge. In fact, aside from a few naming differences, After Effects has the same basic panels as the other design apps.
And the best part is, if you're already familiar with Photoshop, you already know the basics. In this course, we'll use effects to augment, stylize, and colorize some photographs, as well as create textures and patterns that are generated from our images. And don't worry if you've never used After Effects before, the introduction chapter walked you through the basic panels, makes comparisons between After Effects and Photoshop, and shows you how to set up your own workspace. Plus, I'll be demonstrating every example step-by-step throughout the course. And so I hope you will join me in using After Effects for Photography.
- Getting comfortable with the After Effects interface
- Importing and exporting files
- Adding a sunset, a burst of light, and a rippled reflection
- Creating a double exposure effect on a portrait
- Using colorizing techniques
- Repeating, blending, and texturizing patterns
- Using the Roughen Edges effect to create a wide range of edges