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Utilizing the Brush Tools in After Effects

In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about the brush tools in After Effects. Software required: After Effects 12.2.1.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 13, 2014
Duration
58m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 13, 2014
Duration
58m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about the brush tools in After Effects. We'll start by getting familiar with how the brush tool operates and the various controls and settings that are available. We'll talk about techniques for animating the paint strokes and also ways to use the brush tool to create animations for revealing layers in a composition. We'll go over how we can add expressions to paint strokes that we've created to animate their properties. We'll also talk about the eraser tool and its similarities and differences to the brush tool. Next we'll explore how the clone stamp tool works and we'll learn some great ways to preview clone sources. And finally, we'll learn how we can combine tracking information with the clone tool to clone out imagery from moving footage. Software required: After Effects 12.2.1.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Alex with Digital Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about the brush tools in After Effects. We'll start by getting familiar with how the brush tool operates and the various controls and settings you have available. We'll talk about techniques for animating the paint strokes and also ways to use the brush tool to create animations for revealing layers in our composition. We'll go over how we can add expressions to strokes that we've created to animate its properties. We'll also talk about the eraser tool and its similarities and differences to the brush tool. Next, we'll explore how the clone tool works. We'll learn some great ways to preview our clone source and finally, we'll learn how we can combine tracking infromation with the clone tool to clone out imagery from moving footage. So let's go ahead and get started by talking about the brush tool.