Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Textures, part of Sapphire for Video Editors.
- [Instructor] We're here to talk about textures inside of Sapphire, and there are tons of textures that you can use that can create some really cool organic elements. It's definitely worth taking a look at all of the types of textures that Sapphire has to offer. In fact, if I just do a search for s_texture, under the render category that we've just explored in the last few movies, we've got a few various textures to choose from. One way that we can add this to a clip is to simply place it on a clip, and like I mentioned earlier, sometimes when we see the word or the render category, what it does is it generates these texture spots directly over the video clip, and we no longer see it.
There is no essential alpha channel here to reveal the clip underneath. That's not to say that if we go to Shift + 5 to our texture spots and look down, can't see different ways of combining this with the clip. Right now, the very bottom is set to Texture Only, but if we change it to something like Multiply or Overlay, you'll see various ways that that texture is now integrated overtop of the video. Let me go back to Multiply, and if we just use this as a screen and started to play around with the radius of this shape, the frequency, we can create a nice little mat on top of our video, and that's not to say that we need to have this at its full opacity.
We can also play with its brightness, and the two colors that make it up. What I recommend you do, rather than drag and drop each of these textures on. This is a great time to type in s _affect, and from the Sapphire Builder category, if you apply effect onto the dog clip, and we go in to load a preset. If I scroll down here in my effects or actually just do a search here for texture and start to see all the words texture, the names of textures, and start to now see visual references towards what certain things do, so here's a TextureNoiseEmboss and create some interesting noise across your image.
Other ones like nightmare, Symbolic Of Justice. Great. Go back to Effects. Type in the word texture again, and see some other cool examples of this, such as this lovely Default TextureMoire that you can place on top of your image. Of course, load it into Premiere Pro, and then from what you've just chosen, start to manipulate the way that it looks. It's always handy having a texture library filled with those grunge textures they showed you at the start of this chapter, to these cool organic patterns, and mixing them in and playing with blend modes, and getting familiar with what's available, you can create some really neat stuff as well as give your project that extra oomph that it needs to make it even more stylistic than what you began with.
- 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