Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Paintbrush tool overview, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 02: Design and Animation.
- I'd be remiss I've I snubbed the paintbrush tool…on a project that's all about hand drawn animation.…A lot of beginning motion designers…gravitate to the paintbrush tool…because they're familiar with brushes in Photoshop.…But when you add time and motion to the…equation the two brushes work pretty differently.…In chapter 5, 05_01, I have a background…set up and locked off.…Let's select the paintbrush tool.…Immediately the paint and brushes windows will open up.…If they don't open up for you go under…the windows menu and just make sure…you have paint and brushes checked.…
Now if I try to draw on this layer…or on my composition anywhere nothing happens.…That's because with the paintbrush tool…we need an actual layer to draw on.…So let's create a new solid by going to layer, new, solid.…I'm going to leave the color and the size…just the same and I'm going to rename…it paintbrush solid. And hit okay.…Now to actually paint on this layer…we need to paint inside of the layer…window not the composition window.…
So we need to actually double click…
Want to create another lo-fi mograph effect? Check out Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 01: Paper Cutout and Stop Motion Styles.
- Using the Pen tool to create hand-drawn shapes
- Animating shape layers to look drawn on
- Giving a wiggle to drawn elements
- Customizing and animating handwritten fonts
- Looping animation with expressions
- Using the Paintbrush tool to create animated painted lines
- Adding texture to lines
- Creating write-on type