Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Cartoon effects, part of Sapphire for Video Editors.
- [Instructor] The cartoon effect is a popular effect from Sapphire's Stylized category. I'm here in my Chapter 4_6 sequence from my Chapter 4 bin. You can find that in the exercises bin, and there's two clips in this, and we're just going to play around with the cartoon effect. So, in your Effects tab, you can press Shift + 7 to bring that up, just going to type in s_cartoon. You've got two stylized cartoon effects. We're interested in s_cartoon. Just here, with the s_cartoon showing up, you can see that it essentially adds a series of outlines and a kind of color look to this clip.
If we go into our Effects Controls, you can, of course, load a present and see from all these various types of color looks. Some of them are just stylized looks with outlines or edge detection lines on these clips, and once you find one that you like, which is a sepia postcard, we can load this into Premiere Pro and see how that looks. The really cool thing with this is we can play, of course, with the edge width of the cartoon, the strength to really highlight the cartoonish feel of this, and then also play with the threshold, a value that we're very familiar with in other effects, which is just which parts of the image, or limited parts of the image it affects.
You've got control over edge colors, smoothness, saturation scale, lights, tints, and how much is mixed with the source, so we can actually mix it in, which is just a really handy feature to dial back on the effect if we need to. Just adding onto this, we're just going to go to the next shot, which is the statue, and just take a look at CartoonPaint, and this is just a version of Cartoon, or just a way of mimicking, sort of, the paint styles. If I go in to load a preset, I see a bunch of different kind of cartoon paint styles, such as Van Gone, Spiky Art, Paint Water Colors.
Load it into Premiere Pro, and then have some fun playing with the various things, such as edge width and its strength, to change the way that looks across your image. So, have some fun playing with CartoonPaint as well as s_cartoon to get the most out of this stylistic look.
- Getting started with Sapphire
- Essential parameters
- Working with presets
- Adding transitions
- Creating photo-realistic lens flares
- Adding backgrounds and textures
- Building custom effects
- Working with Mocha