Changing Seasons in After Effects and Photoshop

In this After Effects and Photoshop tutorial, we'll learn how to transition between seasons by making a spring-time park into fall. Software required: After Effects CC, Photoshop CC.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 21, 2015
Duration
57m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 21, 2015
Duration
57m
Description

In this After Effects and Photoshop tutorial, we'll learn how to transition between seasons by making a spring-time park into fall. We'll start off by giving the shot a golden hue using a matte and an adjustment layer. We'll then paint colored leaf elements in Photoshop before bringing them back in After Effects to track the trees so we can get the leaf layers moving with the pan. We'll finish off the shot by adding some more orange leaves with a adjustment layer and a mask using tracking data. In the end of this After Effects and Photoshop training, you'll have created colorful fall foliage out of a scene that was shot in the spring. Software required: After Effects CC, Photoshop CC.

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About the author

Feeding his obsession with film making since he was 13 years old, Evan has built a mountain of industry experience from working on things like 300, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and South Park.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
(inspirational music) Sometimes it is necessary to change the seasons in post. In this series of tutorials, you will learn how to use After Effects and Photoshop to make a bright green, springtime park into fall. We will be using a beautiful video of a springtime park from Dissolve. Before getting started, we'd like to say thank you to Dissolve and their contributor, WonderVisuals for their video. We're going to start off by giving the shot a more golden hue using a matte and an adjustment layer. We will then paint colored leaf elements in Photoshop. Then, back in After Effects, you will track the trees so we can get the leaf layers moving with the pan. We're going to finish up the shop, adding some more orange leaves with an adjustment layer and a mask using tracking data. And in the end, you will have created a colorful New England fall foliage out of a scene that we shot in spring. So with that, let's get started.