Solid Composite


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Solid Composite

Solid Composite has probably confused more than one After Effects user through the years. When you first apply it, it doesn't seem to do anything useful. But it keeps popping up in Animation Presets. So what's the secret? Let me show you a few things that it is good for. We'll select our footage and apply Effect > Channel > Solid Composite. At first nothing happens. We fade down the first parameter we find, the Source Opacity, and we fade to a white solid. We fade the white solid. Nothing seems to happen.

What use is this? Okay, let's start over and read the effect from top to bottom. What this basically says is let's take the source layer and blend it on top of the solid of this color. You have Opacity for the source and for the Solid. And the way you blend it is determined by this Blending Mode popup. There are a few things you can do with that. For example, it's a way of tinting footage. Say I want to apply a gold tint to these clouds. I pick a nice g...

Solid Composite
Video duration: 4m 50s 3h 31m Intermediate

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Solid Composite provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects: Insight into Effects

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Video
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After Effects
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