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Video: Learn How to Give Your Motion Graphics Texture in After Effects

In this step-by-step tutorial, we'll take a look at how to use displacement maps and blend modes to add texture to motion graphics elements in Adobe After Effects. Displacement Maps can seem quite confusing to new After Effects users, but it's an incredibly powerful effect. In this example, I'm going to show you step by step how to add a paper texture to an animated map. Step 1: Set Up Your Sequence For my map image, I've taken a simple screenshot of a Google Map and set the resolution of my image to 1920 x 1080. I'll create a new sequence by dragging the image over the new sequence button. It's important to pay attention to the resolution of the layer, as I'll be matching the displacement map to fit the source map image. Both the displacement map and a blended texture will need to line up exactly, otherwise the effect won't work. You'll see what I'm talking about a bit later in the tutorial. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Wednesday, 5 August

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