Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up, part of After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Roto, and Puppet.
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In this movie, we'll set up the workspace for using Paint and cover some…important basic concepts.…If you have the Exercise Files, go ahead and open AEA_Paint and Puppet.…If you are following along with our second edition of After Effects…Apprentice, this is Lesson #10.…I am going to open the first composition 01-Paint Basics*starter which includes…one layer of a fanciful mask.…If you don't have the Exercise Files, just import any image that has an…interesting alpha channel.…
When I turn on the Transparency Grid, you can see this image has an alpha…channel and even the eyes are transparent and that will be important later on,…when we learn about how to paint with different channels.…I'll turn off the Transparency Grid and then double-click the layer to open the…image in the Layer panel.…Whenever you use any of the Paint tools, you must be in the Layer panel,…not the Composition panel.…I'll set the magnification to Fit up to 100%, so we can see our entire image.…
There are three Paint tools; the Brush tool, the Clone Stamp tool and the Eraser tool.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com library.
- Creating, erasing, and animating brush and clone strokes
- Using Paint to reveal a layer over time
- Creating animated distortions to flat artwork with the Puppet tools
- Replacing backgrounds with the Roto Brush