Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Rounded videos, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
When you are trying to create a unified design, it's really important to identify …what are your major elements of your design and make sure you …stay true to those elements throughout all of your work.…In this case, we've created some nice rounded edges on our video frames.…We've created some nice rounded circles on the background, but our video insets…have squared off rectangular edges.…To tie those in better with a design, it maybe better if those corners were…indeed rounded, so I am going to go to one of my video pre-comps, choose my…Jogging layer, change to the Rounded Rectangle tool to create rounded edges, …and carefully line up my Mask tool with the upper left corner and drag out …until I carefully enclosed this entire video.…
Now important thing with Mask shapes is that once you release your mouse, …you're stuck with those points.…You can edit those points but it's not as easy as just changing a roundness…parameter for a shape layer.…So before you release your mouse, use your up and down cursor keys to change …
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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