Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using adjustment layers to create vignettes, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
There are lots of ways of creating Vignettes in After Effects. …But my preferred way is to use an adjustment layer to do it. …And that's what I'm going to show you here. If you go into creativeeffects.aep. …That's in the 05 creative effects folder, which is in the project files folder. …And in there, in the project panel, you should find a folder called nested comps. …And within that there's a comp called noisy footage effect, if you double-click …that to open it. I've already created a vignette in here.…
What I want you to do is just switch that off temporarily and I'm going to show you …why I chose to use adjustment layers for my vignettes, first of all. …What most people do is they'll create a new solid, so they'll go to layer, new …solid, create a black solid, and then mask it, so they'll chose the elliptical …mask tool. Double-click it to apply it. …And then, maybe Invert it, feather it, and then bring the opacity down.…
So, open up the opacity settings. Bring the opacity down. …Maybe choose a blending mode. But you can see that it's quite time …
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
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1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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