Using the paint tools


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Using the paint tools

Whether your workflow is more motion graphics-based or whether it's more visual effects and compositing-based, After Effects has some really cool paint tools that work well in both arenas. First, we're going to look at how the basic Brush tool works and how that applies to motion graphics. Then we'll move on to see how it can help you to do visual effects and compositing. I have here this motion graphics background that I've created and I have this solid layer, which just says Paint On Me. So, we can't miss that. What we're going to do is select the Brush tool. But in order to paint on this layer, we actually have to open this layer up in what's called the Layer panel, which we looked at earlier in this training series.

So, I'm going to double-click this layer to open up the layer panel. Back in the old school days of After Effects you just had to do everything in the Layer panel. Now pretty much only painting. What I'm going to do is I'm just going to...

Using the paint tools
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Using the paint tools provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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