Creating a Living Art Gallery in Adobe After Effects

September 2, 2005 … Making a Living Art Gallery in Adobe After Effects. In this tutorial you create an effect of living art gallery with Boris final impact ….

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Creating a Living Art Gallery in Adobe After Effects
Launch After Effects, create a new composition and drag two copies of SUR121.mov into the After Effects Timeline window.
Select the top copy of the SUR121.mov and choose Effect > FE Image >FE Min/Max.
Initially the Min/Max filter has no noticeable affect on the video In the Effect Controls window, choose RGB from the Channel menu.
Set the Operation menu to Minimum then Maximum. This option applies the minimum value to the effect first, followed by the maximum.
Deselect the Follow Horizontal checkbox and adjust the Horizontal Radius and Vertical 
Radius settings to achieve the painterly effect. This example uses a Horizontal Radius setting of 2 and Vertical Radius setting of 1.
Turn off the top track by clicking the Eye icon next to the clip in the timeline window. This disables the visibility for this track.
Select the bottom copy of the SUR121.mov and choose Effect > FE Stylize >FE LensStar. The LensStar filter gives video the canvas texture found in many paintings.
In the Effect Controls window, select the eyedropper for the Color to Match parameter and click somewhere on the wave.
Increase Match Tolerance so that filter uses a closer match to the color blue that you selected. A higher Match Tolerance value makes it easier for pixels colors to match the blue that you selected.
Selecting the Hard Match checkbox also aides in matching the blue.
Set Star Length to 15 and leave Star Angle at the default setting.
Select the eyedropper for the Star Color and click the white in the wave. This creates a white star that appears similar to the white canvas used in paintings.
Lower the Star Brightness to 10 for a more subtle look; this prevents the stars from overpowering the image.
Reenable the top layer by clicking the Eye icon again.
Notice that the textured look of the LensStar filter is no longer visible. To apply the textured canvas you will adjust the standard Apply Modes.
Pre-Compose the composition by selecting the two layers in the Timeline window and choosing to Layer > Pre-Compose (at the very bottom of the menu tree)
Drag the Make a Painting composition into a new timeline. Drag the Gallery Image.tiff file directly below it.
Select the Make a Painting composition and choose Effect > FE Distort >FE PowerPin. The Power Pin filter allows you corner pin the Make a Painting clip to the canvas in the gallery.
In the Effect Controls window, click the crosshairs for the Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left and Bottom Right parameters to align all four corners with the canvas corners in the Comp window as shown in the example at right.
Preview the composition by choosing to Composition > Preview > RAM Preview. This will take several minutes to complete.

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