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Classic Course: Channel Mixer

Classic Course: Channel Mixer

Continuing our exploration of a few choice Channel Operation effects, we look at the initially daunting Channel Mixer. In short, the Channel Mixer allows you to create a custom mix…

Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Transparency

Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Transparency

One of the more confusing points on working with images is straight versus premultiplied alpha channels. With a straight alpha, information in the color channels is at full strength, and…

Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Alternate Color Spaces

Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Alternate Color Spaces

After Effects converts all of your source material into RGB color space, with a separate alpha channel. However, sometimes it is useful to process an image in an alternate color…

Red Giant releases Trapcode Suite 15.1 and announces flash sale

Red Giant releases Trapcode Suite 15.1 and announces flash sale

Trapcode Suite 15.1 is now available, and Red Giant’s  flash sale has started: get 25% off all Trapcode Suite products until March 1st. Red Giant released Trapcode Suite…

Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Overview

Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Overview

“ChOps” – Channel Operations, where you process individual color channels of an image (including the alpha channel) – is considered a Kung-Fu skill of advanced Photoshop users. After Effects also…

Automatic grid layouts in After Effects

Automatic grid layouts in After Effects

This article will explain how to automatically layout images in a grid, using expression sliders in After Effects. In the last After Effects project diary, I demonstrated how a simple…

After Effects News 2018 December 30

After Effects News 2018 December 30

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on Adobes updates, ProRes, Google Earth Studio, The Year in Review, animation, classes, and more. There’s lots…

After Effects News 2018 November 30

After Effects News 2018 November 30

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on tracking, multiple plug-in releases and updates, EXR format upgrade, Illustrator tips, shape animation, classes, fluids, and more…

After Effects & EXRs- Compositing with big boy toys

After Effects & EXRs- Compositing with big boy toys

The OpenEXR file format is the industry standard amongst high-end visual fx companies, but unfortunately After Effects has always had a poor reputation for EXR support.  Today, fnord software…

After Effects News 2018 October #4

After Effects News 2018 October #4

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on releases of particle plug-ins including fluid dynamics, further discussion of AE CC 2019, podcast backgrounders, tools, UI…