Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the 4-Color Gradient effect, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…To wrap out today's course,…I'd like to walk you through some built backgrounds in After Effects.…I've included these so you can see how the projects were built.…And I'll just point out some of the design decisions.…The mechanics of applying filters are things you've already learned.…So, let's just see how the pieces come into play.…To start off, I'd like to show you a gradient effect we haven't yet looked at.…And in this case, I'm using the 4-Color Gradient effect.…You could find this by just typing in the number 4-color, and there it is.…
It's in the Generate category.…And this effect is pretty cool.…It allows you to set four different gradients, as you see here.…These points can be placed, and it'll create a seamless blend between them.…Now on its own that's pretty cool.…And you could set that over a background.…But what's also important to realize is that you can key frame these.…So if over time you want to change the colors, you can do that.…And I can make this blue a different value.…And let's set this one here to get a bit darker.…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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