In this After Effects quick tip, i will show you how to make a custom texture and use matte to achieve beautiful looking effect. So let’s get started
Create a new composition [preferably 720p]. Create a new layer and name it as BG. Give it a Ramp effect. Choose desired colors of your taste and ramp style.
Next, grab the free ny textures from videocopilot. I choose’d the yellow one. Now open this texture in photoshop, use the brush tool (choose any brush type from brush presets) and just paint the texture randomly with some random colors. I made some like this.
Come back to after effects and drag this texture on to the composition.
Create a text named Flowers(since i used flower brush preset in Photoshop). With this “Text layer” on the top, select the texture below the text layer and then choose TrkMatte -> Luma Matte. Wow! It is already looking great right?. Precompose the Text and Texture layer. Right Click on the Pre-Comp layer choose layer styles “Drop Shadow”. Also choose Effect -> Stylize -> Glow. Set intensity to 0.5 and Radius to 60. You will that shadow get blown out in the background and that is what i want. Here’s my Final Shot
I also opened Precomp and animated scale values from about 50-100. This gives us a slightly different look and overall it adds some motion to it. I also animated text using built in Animated Text Presets. .gif below
Simple title design in regional language kannada. Just for fun. Music “Plead the fifth” by relient k. Audio not used commercially.
I was working on a Title Sequence for the film “ಕಾಡ ಹಾದಿಯ ಹೂವುಗಳು” which was never submitted to end person. But why not upload the process i went through for creating it. Right?. I have posted my process towards the creation of this design. Hopefully you like it.
I sketched the title using my drawing book. I wanted this design to be something like old Indian poetry’s handwriting. So i made plenty of sketches and finally i approved myself that this design is okay. See the image below.
Okay. Next part is to trace it in Illustrator. That’s because i’m not a Photoshop guy. I love Adobe Illustrator than any adobe products. It took be an hour to trace the entire art work. When deciding the outcome of this Title i wanted to make a ‘title plate’ for this design. So i made some flower like plate inside Illustrator itself. Here’s how it is.
Since the title name involves flowers, i also added some flourishes from Video Copilot’s “Evolution” stock footage[Adding flourishes idea was primarily made by my friend Manoj].
3. Title plate in Cinema4D
For title plate to look cool, i copied the title plate made in Illustrator and made splines out of it. I then extruded and beveled a bit to look good. Here’s how it is
4. Final Compositing in After Effects
I imported everything into After Effects for final composition. Using Element3D i imported the Cinema4D’s file i created in the earlier process. Final image below
Okay. I hope you liked my post and the design. Thanks
How to make watery like simulation effect inside after effects using no 3rd party plugins. I will show you how to make this effect using only shape tools
Here’s the trailer that i recently created for the services i offer to our clients.
The Blood experiments that i was recently made during for some Title Sequences. But i end up not using any of these.