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In this Adobe After Effects tutorial you will learn how to bring your drawings to life part 2/2.
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Hello, and welcome to this tutorial brought you by Adobe and this tutorial is my first After Effects 1. So I’m going to start it of with a pretty cool After Effects effect and basically what we’re going to be doing is a magic turning into reality sort of effect. Basically, this is what we are going to be creating.
Okay, so you’ve probably seen some of this before. It’s not a very soft effect. It’s an effect that use a lot and it’s quite taken bold and it can be used in many different ways. So it draws on then it comes to life sort of thing. So what we’ll do here is I’ll create a new project all together. And we’re going to start of by creating a new composition. I must warn you, I’m not going to over the basics so if you don’t really know much after effects, you may want to go and look out some basics first.
So I’ll create a new composition and I’m going to use the NTSC DV preset. I will just name this magic door comp. We’ll put it about 10 seconds and press OK. Now next the thing we need to do is get the image you want to do. Now generally the simpler the image, the better but sometimes, some complexity commit a more interesting final composition. So I’m just going to double click on the project files area. I’m just going to go to my desktop and I’m going to import this picture of a door here. I’ve got it from the stock exchange, bring it into composition and we’ll just scale it down here a little bit less. Okay that should do maybe—okay I like that. Then what we’ll do is I’m going to quickly fit this out to 100% and we’ll just motion tile it. So go to your effects and presets to just stop in motion. And I’ll just bring some more space here. Double click and let the motion tell and just mere edges. I’ve got some more width there.
It looks slightly odd but it’ll do for what we need to do. Now the next thing we want to do is create a background. In our case, it’ll be the paper. So I’m just going to double click and on the desktop, I’ve got this picture of some burned paper, and we’ll switch this off. If we just go this down, you can see it’s like a burned paper, either on the burned edges but the texture is still there. So we can just make this fit the screen. And there we go, it fit up to 100% and we’ve got a background. Let’s just name this, by pressing enter return and we’ll name this main image.
Now what we need to do is create a new layer, a new line solid. And we’ll make it black and we’ll call it lines—press OK. That next thing we want to do is choose stroke. Find the strokes on the generate. Bring it on to here. I’ll choose the color red for visibility if use in a minute. And you want to change the paint style too on the transparent. Then we can just turn the whole air off. And we’re going to grab our pen tool. We’ll also check on all make sure it is stroked sequentially.
And now basically what we need to do is draw over all the lines we want to show up. So I’m just going to do a couple and show you how to do it then I will pause and let you go on your own. So you should know how to use the pen tool really. If you don’t, you just click and click for straight line or click on hold, and drag for a curve line. That’s the trickiest tool in the world. We’ll use the basics. If you get some of like this, there’s an extra handle coming out here. You can just click on the end and drag it in. And let me just do a couple of here. Then I’ll tell you what do this so I can show you something.
If you complete the—what I mean is if you make this a whole mask so let’s got one line one line, if you close the shape off by clicking here, it’s not a problem. But if—I will just do this one here. So I’ll just draw this line here. Be careful not to go too close at a point to the closest one there. Just click there, and click here.
What you will see is you can’t just go over here on the next line if you want to do just lines and not close shapes. It’ll draw another line to it. So what we do is we control and click off. This says that’s the end of the mask and we’re going to start a new one now. So I’ll just do this one over here and then—see got a control click and then I’ll put the video and let you get to it.
Control click, make sure you don’t click and there we go. And now I’m going to pause here and continue to draw on the rest of the detail.