Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video More filtering tips, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…I threw filters at a photo there, and got a backdrop.…Let's try again, and see what else we can come up with.…In this particular case, I'd like a backdrop that works for a cooking show.…And we're talking about pasta sauce today.…Well, if I put this just over a photo of the tomatoes,…while it's very accurately themed, it's pretty hard to read.…I need to simplify things down a bit.…Like always, I'm a big fan of duplicating this layer,…so I can change my mind if needed.…Let's call this background, filtered.…
Once you have it, make it a smart object with a right-click, and…choose Convert to Smart Object.…Now, there's lots of options.…To start, I'll explore the Oil Paint filter.…And this filter is GPU-accelerated.…So, if you're working on a machine with a slow graphics card,…it might not be as responsive.…But I can dial in, the Cleanliness and the Stylization amount.…You see there it starts to take on a painterly look.…I can adjust the size of the stroke from very small, to broader strokes.…
And how much detail is in each stroke.…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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