Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Colorama effect in After Effects, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…We looked at gradients and gradient maps in Photoshop.…And let's explore After Effects.…To start, I'm going to take a clip here, and drag it onto the new composition icon.…Now, in this case it's using the ray trace renderer, which prevents blending modes.…So I need to make sure I check my composition settings.…Depending upon what you used the last time blending modes can become disabled,…so make sure you're using the classic 3D space.…And the let's just rename this gradients while we're at it.…
Now, with that open let's add a gradient.…To start I could always add a simple solid layer.…And under the Effect category,…with that layer highlighted, you can choose Generate.…And depending upon your version of After Effects,…it may be called Ramp or Gradient Ramp, which is a more accurate name.…This puts in a gradient, and now quite easily you choose the start color.…And the end color.…Just like you would in Photoshop.…Along the way, you have control points.…
And these allow you to set where the gradient starts.…As you see, you can interactively drag, or even place it off the canvas.…
- 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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