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Friday, 24 May 2013

Difference between AE's - editable Layer Style - merge Layer Style into Footage


1  - editable Layer Style  vs 2 - merge Layer Style into Footage

Layer styles

Photoshop provides a variety of layer styles—such as shadows, glows, and bevels—that change the appearance of a layer. After Effects can preserve these layer styles when importing Photoshop layers. You can also apply layer styles in After Effects and animate their properties.
http://help.adobe.com


The first option is when you still want to make adjustments to the layer — depending on the layer styles of course, but you may want that flexibility.
The second option flattens the image so that it is just like importing a flat bitmap image.
Most often I choose the fist option of retaining layer styles and then pre-compose the image if I want to treat it as though it were flat. That's the best thing to do if a photoshop file has layers that you want to edit or animate.
by Patches 



So example if in :

option 1 you've masked out your illustrations using the pen tool, the mask shapes will appear in AE .





Option 2 will import the cut out shape without the mask outlines, thus a  flat image.




Saturday, 11 May 2013

Surrey Dockland Farm





Today was Surrey Dockland farm festival: http://www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/
Folklore lads performed the Morrison dance, which is  suposed to celebrate the arrival of  spring and celebrate the month of May, unfortunately  the weather was not in accordance with them, and decided to cut it short which a nice shower