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Blend Modes

Lesson 27 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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27. Blend Modes

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

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Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
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CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
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Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
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Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
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Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
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Working in the Timeline

10:59
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Layer Properties

08:57
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Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

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Animating in After Effects

07:35
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Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
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Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
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Using the Graph Editor

05:32
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Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
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Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
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Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

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Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
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Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
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Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
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Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
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Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

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Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
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Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
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Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
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Playing with Time

05:54
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Blend Modes

06:05
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Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
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CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
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CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
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CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
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CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
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Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

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Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
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Clean Lower Third

09:22
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Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
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Colorful Transition

16:59
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Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
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Text Bubble Animation

13:39
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Weather App 1

16:41
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Weather App 2

08:21
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Weather App 3

06:59
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Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

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Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
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Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
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Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

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Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
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Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
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Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
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Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
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Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

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Intro to 3D

10:04
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Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
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Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
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Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
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Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
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Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

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Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
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Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
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Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
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Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

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Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
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Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
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Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
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CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
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Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

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Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
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Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
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Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
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Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
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CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
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Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

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Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
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Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
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Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
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Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
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CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
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Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

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Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
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Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
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Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
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Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
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Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

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Intro to Character Animations

01:31
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Design Your Character

14:32
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Rigging Your Character

02:50
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Animating Our Character

09:55
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Adding the Animated Background

09:12
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Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
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Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
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Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

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Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
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Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
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Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
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CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
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Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

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Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
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Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
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Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

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Expressions Basics

07:24
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Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
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Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

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Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

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Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Blend Modes

another stylistic technique you're able to do in after effects is with blend modes. And this is similar in Photoshop or even premiere pro if you're aware of those there so bring in the fire and ocean video clips and then drag the ocean into a new composition. So it creates that perfect comp for that video. And then drag the fire clip on top of the ocean. You'll notice that the fire is a little bit smaller, it's a little bit of a wider aspect than the ocean. So just bring up the scale and increase it. So s to bring up scale and then increase the scale until it covers. So a blend mode is basically affecting how two layers interact and how they appear. So you can see all of your blend modes under this mode column by dropping it down and choosing your different blend modes. If you don't see that column there will probably be a toggle switches modes button down here. Just click that. So you see the mode column. Another thing and what I like to do because it really depends on what the mode i...

s for what it looks like and what clips you're using. You can scroll through all these different modes, clicking shift and then the plus and minus keys on your keyboard that are right next to the delete key. So as you can see I'm going through the modes changing and you can see what's happening when I do that. The way these two clips are blended changes now some are different than others. There's some like screen and lighten that get rid of a lot of the blacks in the image. There's others like multiply that get rid of a lot of the lights. So what happens is the top image when we choose multiply, the bottom image appears through the highlights of the top video. So the brighter parts. If we change it to say screen, it's kind of the opposite the back image or the bottom image shines through the darker parts of the fire shot and the lighter parts are still there scrolling through these. I found that for this clip, stencil loom a is a really cool one. It basically makes the bright, completely transparent and the dark is completely not transparent for this top layer. So the flame actually shows what's behind. And I thought that was a really cool technique. You know fire and water. Who knows what this video would be of. But I just wanted to show you how cool that actually could be Using the blend modes. It will also look different if you put the ocean on top. So if I put the ocean on top and I use the same thing stencil UMA it's different you get the orange from the fire, you don't get the color from the top layer. So how is this actually practical. Well say we put the fire on top. Let's change it to how about something where it looks like the flames are on top of the water, Something like lighten and if we make this smaller and we put it on top of the horizon, you know, this could be some sort of apocalyptic scene. It looks like the flames are coming from the edge of the horizon. Now it's not perfect because as this moves, the horizon changes and also there's this hard edge on the side. So to combat that what I would do is create a mask. So take a rectangle tool and let me just show you by changing this to normal so you can really see what I'm doing and then make a mask around the edge and through the rest of this clip and then feather it. So pressing f you can bring up mask, feather or you can drop down the mask and the mask properties and feather the edge. Like so now if I change the blend mode for this layer back to leiden, the edge doesn't look as bad. We can also just duplicate this and move it to the side to drag it over the side and maybe one more time. So we have it going across the entire frame and you can see we can even overlay these on top of each other, duplicate it again, put it on top, duplicated again, put it on top. So we're getting even more flames and actually on this case we'd probably want to create that feathering effect on the right hand side of the clips too. So it's not that hard edge. The last thing I just want to show you is the blend mode of a solid shape layer. So if I take our shape layer tool and let's just choose like let's choose a blue actually and then let's put this down here. Maybe we're gonna put a title card on the bottom, get rid of the stroke and let's just change the blend mode to maybe like overlay. I like that one. I mean if we move this up here, you can see that we can create this sort of bar across that is that's cool kind of effect and maybe add text over here overlay I think. So center that up and maybe change the overlay texts blend mode to overlay itself. You can get this kind of cool effect or if you want the video of the background showing through this text layer, let me delete the shape layer. What I can do is change the blend mode of the overlay text to stencil alpha. So now the bottom video layer is actually shining through the white text. Cool, so that's a lot you can do with blend modes. It's often a cool thing to play around with. So if you have any questions, let me know otherwise we'll see you in another lesson

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