Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Goodbye, part of After Effects: Extended Vignette Techniques.
And now you hopefully have a new variety of tools in your arsenal to help treat footage.…The basic vignetting technique is all about focusing the viewer.…What do you want them looking at?…What do you want them not distracted by?…Darken it, colorize it, affect it, replace it with something else that's more…interesting, correct bad footage, create spots to put text, they all derive from…these basic techniques.…So even though it may not seem exciting in isolation, it's something you are going…to use over and over again to improve footage and make your client even happier with you.…
Have fun!…I will see you again later.…
Vignetting is a classic photography technique involving darkening areas of an image in order to focus the viewer’s attention on a desired point of interest. In After Effects: Extended Vignette Techniques, Chris Meyer shows how vignettes can also be leveraged in video. Multiple applications are demonstrated, including framing a subject better, fixing a poorly composed shot, giving a vintage feel, creating "quiet areas" to overlay text and other graphics, and blending an image over a new background. Vignettes can be created using masking, shape layers, and gradients. This course also includes advanced techniques unique to After Effects, using the CC Circle effect and 3D lights, and employing motion stabilization to center the desired action within the vignette. Exercise files accompany the course.
- Vignetting with feathered masks, gradients, or paint
- Blending layers with masks and paint
- Lighting in 3D
- Using motion stabilization
- Using blending modes and adjustment layers