Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video An alternative workflow with still images and keyframes: Part two, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…If seamless patterns seem a bit intimidating and…you don't feel like you're a Photoshop master.…Remember, any gray scale texture can be used.…You can just scale these up and blend them to get new results.…So let's take a look at an alternate work flow.…Let's take those patterns there.…I'll select all four, and drop them on the New Comp icon.…I'm going to make a single composition but I don't want to sequence the layers.…And I'll make sure that this is 12 seconds long.…That works well.…Clicking OK, I get a new background.…
Now the composition setting is what's controlling the size here, so…if needed, dial in a film or video preset as well as a frame rate.…Now it's pretty simple.…I've got a cloud texture here.…Well, I'll use some traditional motion control techniques.…Twirling down the transform properties, I could use scale and position.…And what I'll do here is scale this up over time and nudge it this direction so…it looks like it's moving.…If I RAM preview that, you'll see it feels like a sliding, scaling texture.…
- 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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