Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Texture challenge: Find and photograph your own textures!, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 01: Paper Cutout and Stop Motion Styles.
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- I'm going for that grungy, DIY,…punk rock look in this design,…but there's no grunge in two-dimensional flat vectors.…It doesn't matter how rough around the edges you make it.…So I need to get some texture going on in here,…and let me tell you, I love texture.…Every texture we'll use in this project is a photograph…of something I found lying around my apartment,…in the corner of my office,…or shoved in the back of a closet somewhere.…You can use these, or you can venture forward…and find textures of your own.…Grab a digital camera, or just your cellphone.…
Step away from the computer screen…and start looking for random textures all around you.…Oh, is that some printer paper over there?…Crumple it up, take a picture!…An old brown grocery bag?…Tear off a bit, take a picture!…Look around, see what you find.…Old boxes?…The inside cover of a hardback book?…That faded receipt that's been in the bottom…of your bag for over a year…and now you can't even read what it was for?…That's a fantastic texture that only time…and genuine neglect can achieve.…
Mograph artist Owen Lowery shows how to build the text and image elements, add texture, and then animate the graphics for a stop-motion look. The lessons demonstrate how versatile Adobe After Effects' tools can be when you stretch them beyond their traditional uses and employ some creative problem solving. Members are encouraged to experiment and adapt the techniques shown to other styles and projects.
- Adjusting composition settings
- Designing shape layers in a cutout style
- Creating a paper-like texture
- Building cutout type
- Animating elements for a stop motion look
- Adding imperfection and randomness with wiggle expressions