Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Shapes, part of Sapphire for Video Editors.
- [Instructor] So we're going to take a look at Sapphire shapes in this particular movie, our S shape. We're in my Chapter 5_2 sequence that I found in the Chapter 5 bin. Double-click to open it. And in the effect tab, like we've done before with other Sapphire effects, s_shape is what I'm searching for. Under the Render category, just like we found grunge we can find it. Just going to apply it to the clip. What we see in this particular case is a shape over top of the image. There are a few things to keep in mind with shapes. I'm just going to press Shift+5 to go to Effect Controls.
One of them, is of course that you have presets. So here are preset shapes that you can use. Some of these are shapes with color correction effects that can give you a sense for some of the things that you can do with various parameters. Let me just cancel out of here and show you that, we have of course an amount of points that we can get, a relative height, as well as width to kind of skew our shape, and then the overall size and center position of it. While I can manipulate this shape and swirl it to warp it a bit and rotate it, and have this all available inside of Premiere Pro, but to me where shapes are extremely powerful is that we can use the as masks.
And using them as masks in Sapphire Builder is why want to use a shape in the first place. We can attach it to something, we can reference it as a mask and then isolate it to that shape's boundaries. Now I want to show you some examples in other videos, but something I want you to keep in mind, when you're working with a shape, while it's, what you have the ability to do seems limited, you have a lot more control when you start to think about the use of this with masks. Now shapes can also be added here. You have a built-in blend modes or combination modes, where you can build the shape in whatever image you put on top.
See there what I did with multiply, which is pretty cool. Or the difference effect, or an overlay. So you can create some pretty cool things in here too with the built-in blend modes that are available directly from the shape, but separate from the motion controls that you have on the clip itself. Keep shapes in mind specifically in chapter 6, which is just coming up. Well we can use shapes and drive them in Builder to isolate an effect to a certain portion of the screen.
- 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