Idea corner two: Creating a traveling glass bar


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Idea corner two: Creating a traveling glass bar

Earlier in this lesson in the chapter on adjustment layers, we showed you how you can use the adjustment layer to apply effects to the entire composite of this composition. We also showed you how you could scale down that adjustment layer to affect just a smaller portion of this composite. Well let's take those ideas and extend them. Say that I want to have a vertical bar that travels across my screen and I want just the area underneath that bar to be affected. Maybe a bit blurred, maybe a bit blown up, maybe a bit color shifted, as if it was under glass. This is a trick you might have seen on an opening title sequence of say a television show.

Well, first I am going to add an adjustment layer. Layer > New > Adjustment Layer. It defaults to being the entire size of the composition. And the reality is just a solid that has the Adjustment Layer switch set. So I am going to make sure the adjustment layer is selected. Go to Layer > Solid Settings. Here you can rename it, such as ad...

Idea corner two: Creating a traveling glass bar
Video duration: 4m 12s 2h 40m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Idea corner two: Creating a traveling glass bar provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control

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Video
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After Effects
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