Create a Tattered Flag using After Effects and 3D Flag

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Step One: Set up a basic flag
We’ll start off by setting up a composition with a basic flag.
1. Create a new composition at the required size and call it Main.
2. Import the file USA.jpg and add it to the timeline.
3. Create a new Solid (Layer > New > Solid) choosing the Make Comp Size option.
4. Select the Solid layer and apply 3D Flag (Effect > Zaxwerks > 3D Flag). This will turn the solid layer into a basic flag.
5. To make a US flag, click the Color From Layer pop-up menu and choose 1.USA.jpg.
Step Two: Add a material texture
1. Select the USA.jpg layer and pre-compose (Layer > Precompose). Name this comp Material.
2. Import material.jpg from the Source folder and drag it to the timeline below the USA.jpg layer. 
3. Select the USA.jpg layer and from the Blend Mode pop-up menu choose Soft Light.
Step Three: Apply a color grade
1. Select both layers and pre-compose. Name this comp Grade.
2. Make sure the Grade layer is selected and from the Animation menu choose Apply
Step Four: Create the tattered look
To create the tattered look we’ll use the Roughen Edges effect.
1. Select the Grade and Stain layers and pre-compose. Name this comp Roughen.
2. Make sure the Roughen layer is selected and from the Animation menu choose
Step Five: Reduce saturation and opacity
As a final step we’ll use an Adjustment Layer to decrease the opacity and saturation of areas of the flag to make it seem as if the material has worn thin in areas.
1. Create a new Adjustment Layer (Layer > New > Adjustment Layer) and place it above the Roughen layer.
2. Apply Hue/Saturation (Effect > Adjust > Hue/Saturation) and set Master Saturation to -40.
3. Now apply Transform (Effect > Distort > Transform) and set Opacity to 85.
4. Add some small feathered masks to limit the effect of the Adjustment Layer to only a few places on the flag.

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