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Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

Lesson 90 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

Lesson 90 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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90. Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

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

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

sometimes when creating these little animations, I like to add a little texture to everything. So one thing I'll do is add a sort of construction paper texture. So within the graphics folder there is this red paper and paper texture. So import those. If you're not using our project file. And what I basically do is just take this paper texture, I'll put it over everything and then I'll change the blend mode until it's something that I think looks good. Usually it's something like multiply. Like that color burn can look cool. It can be a little intense depending on the color of the paper to. It might change. But for me I'm just gonna do a multiply. That's kind of cool. But it looks like the texture is just like overlaid on everything which it is which is kind of cool. But what if I want to add this texture kind of a separate look to our character itself to make him pop out from the background a little bit more. Well I can go into my hero composition, Add that texture or maybe a different...

one. Playing with the size of these images will also change how the texture appears. Now what you'll notice though is if I change this to multiply for example we still see the background of this paper and it's a little intense So I can drop the opacity which helps. But when I go back to my main video, I have this red composition which looks so funky. I don't want that. I want the layer our texture to just apply to where our superhero is. How are we going to do that with track mats. So what we need to do is actually create another pre composition of our superhero. So select all of our superhero Pre compose it, command shift. C. I'll call this hero for texture. Now with our red texture let me just bring up the opacity. So we see it a little bit better. If I put this down below our hero texture, take the track matte and change it to alpha matte. Hero. What you see is we just now have this red textured version of our hero. So what I want to do now is duplicate our hero for texture layer. Put this beneath our red paper texture. Make sure I turn it on and then now I can play with the settings of this paper texture itself. So maybe I drop the opacity something like so. Or maybe I replace it with the paper texture. No I haven't taught you this cool trick yet I don't think. But to quickly replace any layer with any asset up here in your project file, click that layer with it selected. Make sure you have the layer selected that you want to replace in your timeline. Then take your asset from your project folder an option, drag it onto the layer down here and you'll see what happens is it automatically replaces it. So now let me bring up the opacity. Play with the size. Let me make it like so And now if I go back to our hero practice or our full comp. Now the texture for a superhero is just a little bit different than the texture for our other com. Now I noticed that when he brings his hands up, the texture doesn't apply. So let me make sure that this texture maybe if I rotate it around like so you'll notice it's hard for you to see. I know, but if I put it normal and then I rotate it to make sure it's covering the whole thing. And then let's change the blend mode to multiply. Like it was cool. So that adds a separate layer of texture to our superhero itself. If you really want to make our superhero stick out just right click the superhero here and add a drop shadow layer style to the superhero. It creates that sort of construction paper cutout look. Which is kind of cool. And you can even do that for all of our layers. So I can copy this. Drop shadow, copy it mm hmm added to all of our other layers, selecting all of them and then pasting. So now we have this sort of construction paper cutout look. Which is a cool sort of style too cool. So that's a little bit about playing with textures to give your designs a little bit more sort of more sort of pizzas. So if you have any questions about this or anything. I went over in this section, please let me know. I would love to see your character animations, so please save them. Save them as an animated gif if you want or Jeff or movie file, which I show you how to do in this class and then upload them to the class. Post them online, share them on social media, and make sure to tag me in there at video school online and at Phil Brenner. Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson.

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