Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using offset techniques, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…Earlier I showed you shape layers,…when it came to working with the radio waves plug-in.…Inside the shape layers themselves though, you have the option to repeat patterns.…And this opens up interesting ideas.…For example, here's a simple pattern.…Let's preview this.…And all that's happening here is a simple shape is flowing through.…If we look at that shape, you'll see here, that all it is,…is a polygon, and that polygon is just over time, repeating.…
So, if we do this from scratch it looks like this.…From the shape layer I can chose a shape, like polygon.…And I can choose to set the fill and the stroke.…In this case, let's use no stroke.…And I'll draw the shape in.…Once you have that, it's pretty easy to come down here and tweak it.…Under the Transform controls, you could adjust the size.…You'll also find the option here to tweak the overall polystar and…dial in the number of points, such as an octagon.…
Now that I have that, it's pretty simple.…Choose your shape, and from the Add category, add a Repeater.…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
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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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