Overview of blending modes


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Overview of blending modes

In the next few movies we're going to play around with blending modes, sometimes referred to as blend modes or transfer modes. They are the secret sauce to make a motion graphics composite look much more rich and interesting than a typical opacity mix between the layers. If you have the Exercise Files that come with this lesson, go ahead and click Close All from the top of the Comp panel and open the comp 06-Blending Modes*starter. If you don't have access to these files, create a comp with two simple layers.

One that's colorful and one that has lot of grayscale values in it. Stack the grayscale image on top of the color image. Now first let's compare what a typical Opacity blend looks like. I'm going to click on this Muybridge sequence layer that's on top, press T to reveal Opacity, and scrub its value. You'll see that we have some intermediate mixes and values, which are kind of okay, kind of interesting, but maybe a bit washed out and it doesn't really...

Overview of blending modes
Video duration: 7m 5s 2h 40m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Overview of blending modes 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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