- [Narrator] 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're following along with our…second edition of After Effects Apprentice,…this is lesson number 10.…I'm 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 that this image has an alpha channel,…and even the eyes are transparent.…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 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.
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Brush Tool
2. The Eraser Tool
Eraser tool modes5m 39s
3. Painting to Reveal
4. The Clone Stamp Tool
5. Roto Brush Quick Start
6. Screen Replacement Using the Roto Brush
7. The Puppet Tools
8. Idea Corner
Teaching a puppet to write6m 26s
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