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Beautiful Video Transitions in After Effects: Template (Part 2 of 2)

teacher avatar Andrew Pach ⭐, Animation all the way!

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12 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Where we left, where we should continue

    • 3. Add a Color Control Layer

    • 4. Add a Global Color Control Layer

    • 5. Briefly About Modes & Track Mattes

    • 6. Add Reveal Layers

    • 7. Example: Adding a Custom Reveal

    • 8. How I Added Reveal Layers

    • 9. Reveal One Video With Another Video

    • 10. RE-usage (in After Effects, etc.)

    • 11. RE-usage (in Videos,etc.)

    • 12. Thank You!

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About This Class

This is the second part of out "Beautiful Video Transitions in After Effects" series. In the first part you had the opportunity to design several reveal transitions for video, and now it's time to take this project file and try to compile it into one, cohesive template. Project Files of the actual transitions are included, ready for your usage!

This class teaches you how to design transitions and prepare After Effects templates for sale or reuse.



After Effects allows you to create engaging animations and motion graphics. The program is very versatile and learning how to properly use it will allow you to enhance your video projects and take on freelance jobs for your clients. After Effects skills, video editing and animation is highly in demand, so as creating short transition interruptions during videos.

Some of the things that will be covered during the class:

  • Create a After Effects template
  • Create several interesting video transitions
  • Learn how to use and edit transitions for your videos
  • Lean how designers make AE templates for sale
  • Keyboard shortcuts and often used After Effects tricks
  • Creating templates in After Effects

...and a lot more After Effects tricks while preparing this design. Don't wait...Enroll Now!



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Andrew Pach ⭐

Animation all the way!


Hi! My name is Andrew Pach, to my friends known as 'Nigel'! I am an After Effects / PowerPoint / video / graphic design junkie eager to teach people how to utilize their yet uncovered raw design talent! I run a YouTube channel called "andrew pach" which I do with absolute joy and passion. Here on Skillshare, I would like to share interesting, project-based classes that will make your design workflow a greater experience.

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1. Introduction: welcome in the beautiful video transitions in after effects plan. In the first part, we focused on the design where we created transitions. We can use no for editing. The second part will teach you how to put everything together. I will teach you how to design several reveals for the animation. I'll also teach you how to reveal one video with another You how to add the transitions, insider videos and how to make a template of this entire competition. I invite you into the second part. I hope you finished up the 1st 1 Let us continue where he took off. Pistols loaded, aftereffect open. Let's go. 2. Where we left, where we should continue: in the first part, we finished our five transitions. You should have this fight prepared if you don't have it. Don't worry, because you can use the product files. Once you start part two off the class, you can goto class project and download the project files. Here you will have a folder. You should unpack. And there you'll have all the project files which will help you with the work. You can also go along with the class and create everything by yourself. See you in the next lesson. 3. Add a Color Control Layer: in this lecture, I will teach you how to create a color control layer, which will allow you to change the colors off your transition all in one place. Welcome into the second part off creating our transitions template. I hope you did prepare the transitions on your own and you're ready with them. Is not. You can always download the project file from the available resource is in this lesson. I'll teach you really valuable things about aftereffect. Well, life a tiny bit into expressions. I'll show you how to work with different layers and how to set up a color control layer. Now I would recommend you toe first wash this video to get an understanding off what I'm doing and then recreating the steps by yourself. Let me start and explain a few things. I want to set up a custom control layer because I want to change the colors off those transitions, and I do not always want to click on the first layer, change the color here, take on the next layer and change the fill color and always have to go to the fill or to the options here, often effect and change them manually. So what can you do to set up one layer which will control our colors? One way of doing that will be entered a fill effect. Place this full effect here and then link this color option to my control layer. But I can also select the first layer. Open up the content, go inside my rectangle there, Phil, and select the color option here. So for now, close everything down. Press right on the timeline press new and create a new mill object. The new object should be renamed with enter too color control. You can, of course, name it as you wish. But a general rule is to name everything properly and simple. So it's immediately visible what can be changed here. So I have my color controller. Now I need something in here which will allow me to control those colors off those layers after effects has some built in tools which allows us to do so. Select the control layer, goto effect and go into expression controls in the expressions controlled. You have several effects here. I want to use the color control effect. This is the most simple effect you can imagine. It's a simple handle which can change the core. But what is cool here? I can select this effect and duplicated several times. So since I have four layers here, I'll duplicate it four times. Now, how can I link this color handle? So the color of this layer, that's actually very simple. And that's why I use expressions. Expressions is a scripting language inside of after effects, which can be used to gain more control off our layers. But the good thing here is you won't have to program anything after effect can do this for us. We just have to say after effects. Hello. I want to take this color and then get here after effects, Ace. No problem, bro. And he will do it for us. Let me back. Select this layer and I need to select this lock here. If I select this lock, it will be toggled. And even if I click on different layers, it will not change. This simply helps me to stay within this layer. The same thing applies to this windows. For example. You would like to have two off those comparisons open. You can do this right now because if I click this the second open. If I click, this effort will open. But if I lock it down and now I opened the 2nd 1 both will be open. Then I could take one of them. Place it here on the right, and I have bowled simultaneously open. But this is information for later. I'll go back now. Open up the first corner. Close everything down and I'm back at work. So I have my color control selected its here, and I select the first shape layer. I open it up, I go into my content rectangles fill and I finally find my color option. You could make it much quicker by selecting awful layers and searching here for color. This will open all the color options there are. But remember that now two of them are opened because one is for the stroke around it. And long this for to feel we want to work with the Phil. Now, once you have this color open, hold the left old key and click on the stopwatch while holding left Old key. Instead of placing a key frame, expressions were opened and inside off the expressions. This informs us that expressions are active. We have a little snail here. This is called a Pickwick. This Pickwick can be selected and directo any other object. I was simply dragged toe the first color. Now, as I click over this handle will determine the color off the first layer. If you click on the first color and change anything here, this layer will respond accordingly. And you can do this for all the other effect. Next tray player left old speak with to the next one. You just repeat the step until you're ready. Once you're ready, you can, for example, press enter here and just for the sake of your own organization out, for example, T one layer their run. Enter until seat T one layer to t one layer tree entity one, layer four. This will allow me to work a bit easier here. Now what is the quoting? You do not only have to use defects, expression, controls and color control, it really doesn't matter which affect you use. You can, for example, use the fill effect. I'll open up the full effect here. This full effect, as you can see, has different options. But it's still also has the color control option. It doesn't matter what you ling as long as it can control the car, for example here and the third layer. Instead of making this year, I link it to the full effect left. Old pick whip. Oh, sorry. I got a bit mistaken here. Once again, pick, whip, and I'll link it here I click away and the same as previously. Well, I selected a different layer. I'm sorry. I'm mistaken. There's layers. I selected layer tree. I should select layer number two, but this doesn't really matter. I just wanted to show you that this is not mandatory to use this effect. This only helps us because it's a very simple effect with one handle. But you can also link any other item you want. You can link the opacity. You can link other parameters. Expressions do not limit us in any way. For example, let me select the seconds layer. This is this layer I presti toe open up the opacity. Now I alcantara opacity and I link it with this opacity. Those two opacity is have nothing in common unless I linked um, Now I select the opacity here in the Phil option which is normally only a fill color and I can now adjust the opacity here and it will reflect its options on the control layer. Now, this was a quick start guide to color control, creating and linking from effect. I don't want toe overwhelm me with too many informations at once. For the beginning in the transition number one, create a color controller. Click on this control layer. Go to affect expression controls and create four color controls. You can rename them here by pressing Enter on them. Let me delete the film one and police link four off those shape players. Oh, you can notice that once I've deleted something after effects is returning an error. This is because this opacity option this opacity property is still linked. Tow this comm player from this layer. So the effect in here, which was called Phil and has the opacity property expressions are built. What dot where? So what? This composition layer this opacity property was dot linked to the effect called Phil and its capacities property. Now the effect isn't here anymore. So I have a warning side that an error has appeared. You can simply click here to delete the expressions, and now we can normally work with the opacity. If you want to open up expressions again, you click here on this equation Mark, and you can edit the expressions and write some scripts here. But this is a bit advanced stuff. I just wanted to show you how to link those properties here. I, for example, often do is use the fill color placed a fill color here. Now it's a bit easier for me because I can open the like effect. I have the physical or and the color is right here. It's a bit simpler to select now. You could go to the control layer old click and dazzling those effects. Now you see, I have the wrong effect controls open. So I need to select the control layer I have this year may be unlinked it. It doesn't matter. I have the full course here, and I can link them quickly like this 4. Add a Global Color Control Layer: in this lesson, I would like to teach you how to create global control layers which can control multiple layers at a time. It's not only about changing colors. I want to teach you how to set up after effects templates which can be re used or resold to other clients. Okay, I've linked all four off those colors. So this one control there now let me go. One step forward, you have several transitions. Let's say that you want one global color control layer for all of those transitions. This would have pros and cons. Pros would be that you can change in one place the colors off everything. The council be that you will not be able to change every color separately. You'll have the same colors in transition one and the same colors in transition to. So it's for you to decide if it's better or not. But I can teach you how to make another downside. Is that here? We have four things to control here, for example, have only tree because we would need to go into this composition and then link each separately. Here, for example, you have only one call as we selected So, for example, I want to have a global controls for the 1st 2 transitions. Those four and those tree should be linked with one coral controller. So let me create a new composition. Please click on control or payment and to create a new composition. And I'll call it Global Control. T 12 40 22. I remember what it was about. Here I'll create a new no object. This no object will be renamed Color Control Transition one transition to just so we remember. And what can we do now to work with it? Let me open this color controls I won't call Oh, controls off this layer I go once again to window and here on the bottom I have effect controls color control. I'll unlinked it so I can select this color controller. It is empty. We also want as previously for expression controls effect experts and controls color control. I can click on the effect Control de Control de Control de I will now lock it down because I want to stay with this layer and I press on the layer and place it here on the far right side. So it will be always visible for me. Now I can do just what I did previously. I select the first layers. I can, for example, open this color control layer. And now you need remember about the flow. Those layers are controlled by this layer, and this layer will be controlled by this layer. So I'll open up this layer. I have the transition one layer. 1234 I'll open them. And here I as well have the color options. I want again. Old click and link them toe the first color control here. Now, this color control will once again determine the first layer. Now I want to go to the transition Number two. Open it up as well. Do I have some fill options? Let me think. This is a PNG. I most likely have no Phil options here, so I quickly grab in effect. Phil, I drag it over here. Oh, I already had a full effect. I'm so sorry. Let me delete this. I go back to this color control. I wanna have it opened. Let me go back to transition to It appears that I already have effects here because we did them previously. I opened up the fill. I also click here on the color and use the pick with now imagine. What did I do? I linked both one effect from this layer and one effect from this layer. The color control property both off them are linked to the color control global controls I have established. Now you could do this for all transitions, all layers, all effect. Everything can be linked as you want. And they could be linked in one place. Now let me preview what this does. I'll lock this layer down to show you I opened up this blast. Number two, I take it I place it here on the right. Now I have both layers visible. This is the layer I linked on the second transition. And this is the layer I have linked on the first tradition. Now you see the first color handle on the global options can change the color for both of them. And the color I select here, for example, hardcore green one will be a blight to this layer and this layer. And this is how you create templates either for yourself or clients. You put everything into place and then you start creating control layers and global control layers, which allow you to have more freedom as you create. I know this was difficult and complicated, but you need to understand those options to be able to create templates now and in the future and after effects. Designing is one thing. But packaging everything up for re usage and to eventually sell to other people has to be professional. And you have to understand those capabilities and how to make the work easier for you in after effects. Thank you very much for your attention. Now I'll close this lesson up about the color controls and see you in the next one. 5. Briefly About Modes & Track Mattes: hell older. I'm really excited to show you the cool things we'll do now. I would like to briefly explain you What are the moat and after effect And what are trackman? These are very, very powerful tools, but you need, firstly a bit off experience using them and at least a bit off graphical knowledge to use them. Many of usually do no photo shop, understand Photoshopped and maybe even understand those options and after fix. But for those of you who don't, I would like to show you a simple example. I have two images here and the layer in photo shop, just like an after effect, has its own options. I want to refer to two options here. I want to show you the blending modes which are available here. And I want to show you something which is called a mask. The mask. It's similar to track matte and aftereffect while the moat are the same. What? Blending Mohtar. So let us start. We have this image and I have this messed created for this image. The mask allows me to use the brightness, which is the white and black color, to reveal part of this image. Now how does this work? Let me, for example, take the brush. This is not a white brush. Everything which is a non white is revealed. Everything which will be on black will be hidden. I can, for example, revealed only parts of an image. By painting this track, matte or mask, and photoshopped toe black. You can, of course, use it differently. For example, I want to use the grade into, and I dragged Grady in. This is a simple white black radiant. So everything which is on white is visible or barely white is very visible and everything was just on. Black is invisible now. This is what I wanted to show in the masks off course. The topic is far, far, far more complex. But I only want to show you that basics we need for our usage Now when it comes to the blending modes, if I select this image, I can blend the pictures off the estimate to the layer under it. For example, I can multiply, and it takes the pixels from the first image. It takes the pixels from the second image, and it blended differently. For example, we have several often hear like light and screen. It all depends on what effect you want to achieve. Basically, you need to play around with those to see what is the effect you want to do. This could get a lot into diesel because they are calculated mathematically. For example, on Wikipedia, this is explained a little bit more into detail. So if you would like to be a bit nerdy and read about this, feel free to do so. But basically what you need to go blending allows us to take pixels off one image and mix it with different variations with the fixes off another image. Now, this is all I wanted to show you in the basics in after effects. Both the track mets and moat are really important. For example, I would drag this image here into the composition. I make it bigger just so you see everything and I make it fit to screen. Now I want to show you how the track matte works. If you do not see the track matte option, you can click on this middle button here on the bottom of the screen to reveal the moats. Entrapment. Let me show you what I mean by using the treatment. This is a simple rectangle. It's perfect because the film is set to ingredient which I wanted to have because I want to show you the white and blacks just as I did show you here in photo shop. Now, how does this work? An after effect. In aftereffect, you used track matte from the bottom layer to the layer above so you can see the first layer doesn't have the options for track matte because there is no layer above it. How does the track might work? We have two options here. We have the Alfa Matt Channel all format and offer inverted mint. And we have the loom, um, a channel. The difference between them is that Alfa Matt uses the filled out pixels from an image and Luna Matt uses the brightness. So as we had white and black here in the loo, Memet wife will be revealed, 100% revealed black will be 0% revealed, while Alfa Matt will reveal the entire rectangle because the entire rectangle is filled with pixels, it doesn't matter if it's filled with white pixels or black pixels. The entire rectangle is filtered pixels. Now let me choose the first option Al format. The Alfa Matt reveals this portion off this rectangle. Maybe it will be a bit more interesting if I place the mountains here. It will be better visible. So track matte all format. Now I have this little portion off the emit revealed. If I move the image, it can be moved. And I can also move the shape like this to reveal a certain portion off the image. Now, if you do inverted, it will do the same. It will just invert the pixels and will show everything but this rectangle. Now a little different option is Loomer matting because aluminum matting will reveal the white. Let's hide the blacks. As I told you, let me reveal this once again. So we see this. You see, black is completely visible here we have a little transition and here it's still invisible . Now I will once again make this invisible make this image visible. You can see I can take this rectangle and it will reveal different portions off the image. Now, this is all I wanted you to know about. Blending moat and track meant blending mode. However, an aftereffect work the same like and Photoshopped, you have different options like add light and multiply, and you can use those options to change the effect. At this point, there is nothing to apply because we do not have to layers with pixels, which we can apply it to. If I would duplicate this mountain and for example, I made too much, and now I will select another moat. Now. This would work because I have one layer with pixels, one visible layered pictures and another visible way with pixels so they can blend with each other. And they are, additionally, track met to each other. You see, this can be a little bit tricky, a little bit difficult, but you only need to understand that track matting is used to reveal persons. Often image and moats are used to make certain images. Thank you very much for your attention. I hope this was informative and you learned something new and see you in the next one 6. Add Reveal Layers: in this lesson, I will show you how to create custom reveal layers which will work for all of our transitions and even how to reveal tensions with themselves to create a completely unique effect. Hello. Back again. Now we are getting into the cool stuff. We have our transitions prepared and we have added a control layer Until now. What we want to create now is revealed layers. What? You can notice that this transition starts and end. But all the other transitions we did they start and they stay in place. Nothing happens after that. The same goes for just transitions and any other transitions. Well, we did this on purpose because I would like to show you something that might blow you away off how easy it is and how much it can achieve. Let's start working. I look great. A few shape players, for example. The 1st 1 can be a simple rectangle. Select the rectangle tool and double click on this to to create a new layer to the size of the entire composition. Now we need to change the film. We could stay with this feel, but just so it looks better, I select a solid filled. I go something dark like this and okay, we have our shape Layer preferred. I'll close it down now and press s toe open up the scale. I will, Unlike the scale And for example, let's first work on the Y axis. I place this review layer here after the transition is already on the screen. Well, it appears that the transition has about one second. So I placed it the one second and 20 frames. They should be okay or a bit closer One second and 10 frame here by having the scale opened . I said the key frame and they make this 0% a few frames forward, for example. At two seconds or 20 frames like here, I make it 100%. So it's completely revealed. Now watch this entire trick. The entire trick will be to select the shape layer and set its mode to slough it off. For what will this do? That transition will reveal but want this shape layer start to review. It'll all format this review under it. So we have a nice closure in the form of a shape layer. Now I'll hit. Enter. I'll call it revealed horizontal. So I know it's on the Y axis. You can name it as you would like. I'll duplicate this now. I d selected. It has the same options. The reveal Number two has dissolute Alfa. It is here. And as I praise you it has the same key frames. Now I wanna change those key frames this way around. I want 100% here and 0% on this axis. Now, at this key frame, it should have 100. 100? Okay, we have a slightly different now let me select this and it has a different reveal. Now you have two reviews ready to your transition. If I select boat to be visible, I'll close this down. I will have a reveal like this. If I select only one, I'll have a review like that. By having this selected, I can select which off those reviews should be playing. I'll cook. You create a new composition. It has 10 seconds. For example. A video is playing here. I take tea to splash. I have placed a splash here and the splash appears and reveals itself depending on which transition I select. I, for example, want to reveal it like this. I go to my video. That transition appears and it is revealing as they want it. So first will prepare a few off those reveals, and then we'll copy them all over. Now watch what is the most mind blowing thing I can show you here In this composition, the reveal portion is like a separate part of this transition. I'll select all the previous controls and layers. I'll press control, shift, see or command ship. See to pre come and I pre commit to t two. This is transition number two. Now what? What is the most amazing thing here I can take t to now? I placed transition to here. I hit Enter and I press reveal itself. This will be the best option possible. I make salute Alfa. I place it as previously and now watch what happens. At first the transition appears. And then that transition reveals itself with itself. Now look, how cool does this look? The transition reveals just that it enters the video. So now if I have this visible selected, I go to my new composition I create a new composition. I believe it was the 2nd 1 My video is playing. I have a quick transition boom, boom and I'm out to a new video. Now how cool is that? Pre composed everything there was. Maybe don't recompose the color controller because if I pre composed the color control layer now, it will have some errors because it's in another composition and another controller is controlling that. And these are some errors you can pre compose only the transition. So I press control or command shift. See, I pressed tea tree. I take tea tree here I place it a few friends forward moat, Sylhet, Alfa. And what do we have now? That transition appears like this and it reveals itself the same way. Now, this is very, very cool and you can simply go toe de tooth place control C control V and we have more reveals. If you want to reveal it horizontally or horizontal to, we should name it differently. You just select the according layer and it will work like a charm. Now I will delete this because you need to go inside of here. Name everything properly. Well, this waas Was it the vertical? I'll call it vertical Now I can do more. I can, For example, goto a rounded rectangle tool or even toe lip stole and I make a perfect circle. Now I take the circle. I align it perfectly in the middle of the screen. As always, I go mold, salute Alpha and right about here. Is it here yet? It's OK. I process scale. 0% 0 I'm sorry. A little problem. I need to press white on the keyboard and once again adjust the anchor point anchor point is now in the middle. Well, is it? Yeah, nearly. It needs to be in the middle in order to make it perfect. Okay. No scale. 0%. A bit to the forward, maybe. Like this. 100%. Oh, we need even more because I want to reveal the entire screen. Now, how does this information look? My reveal flights in and then the circle should reveal it. Now I have their wrong layers visible. I wanted only the circle to have visible like this. If you only have customer reviews, you can add also those layer. You are not limited by anything and pre composing everything and copying this latest over will make us nice. Reveals another thing to remember. Always change the color. For example, I would like to have reveals in purple. This is just one example because purple is a non standard layer and I'll immediately see Oh , this is something custom because it has a different core. Maya could copy those layers and placed in here. Copy place. Copy place ended this for everything pre composed. The element named them properly. And you have nice reveals for yourself. I Lord no on that. And if you have any troubles, I'll upload the project files so you can check out How does this look now? Please go And starting, for example, from the second transition. Because the first transition already has an exit. You can make those reveal layers. I'll make maybe four or five of them, and I'll come back with already file. 7. Example: Adding a Custom Reveal: just as an example, I make one little more review. I press on the rectangle toe. I hold the left old key and I create two rectangles on the top and on the bottom. Now I select both off those rectangles. I opened them. I have my pad Open the back here and I keep from the pat. I want those key frames to be at the beginning. Off course. I was a bit wrong. I place him here now What? I wanted to change. I don't go into the pen Tal Now I will first select the rectangle number two. Which one is it? Okay, it's the bottom one. I click on the pad and I had a new point. 12345 friends forward. It should have a point here. 12345 Then I add a new point and it should be here. 12345 It should be around here and I do the same for the second erecting I press cure. I go forward and I pressed to a new point. Want to treat for five? And I tried to make a symmetry here. I place it here 12345 here and they are revealed. 12345 Like this. This is everything I wanted to have. Now this shape layer will be also a silver. What off? Our review and it will be placed here. Let me check if this works. Boom, boom, boom! And this is how you make more custom reviews like that. I make it purple. And before I do more, I think for now that's enough. 8. How I Added Reveal Layers: Okay, let me show you now how? Tow package everything up And how toe clean our file to make the animations more accessible if we'll enter our videos here. Okay. I think we have enough off reveals I still need to rename this one. Reveal custom, custom. Tough down. I don't know why do I name it like this? But it's kind of top down. Reveal. Okay, I have those reveals and now I can take all four of them and copy them over toe all animations Besides the 1st 1 I think the 1st 1 is good essays, but we can additionally also copy the reviews here. Maybe we do this late. Those reveal here at one second and 10 frames. Those reveal here one second, 10 frames. It's perfect. Those reviews here One second and 10 frames. Now what's left to make the reveal itself on each one separately. Here I have the tea tree already prepared revealed itself. Let me maybe copy this place. This here And these are the reviews also I make it purple here also I make it purple so I see that this is a reveal purple color controller. Everything is prepared. Oh, I have the color control their here. I should place it outside. This will maybe make some errors. So you need to be careful about that. Yeah, Right now the linking is wrong because one composition is outside off another compulsion. So I'll just leave it as is. And the color control layers. Let's placed in here again, as they were. Okay. Transition number. Tree is prepared. Transition number four What do we have here? We have this reveal. Oh, this is a look. Really beautiful. We need to pre compose it. Control shift. See, I quickly make tea for now. Here again, some problems with the control layer. I pre composed everything. Control shift, C t. Four. Luckily, we don't have any problems with the color controller because we made it together. It can stay here. It's ok. T four take before. Place it here. One second and 10 frames. You can select shift to snap here while you are moving it. Ok, I have shift silhouette. Allah far Make it purple. And now watch how beautiful this looked. I have this little animation and it reveals just the same way it goes into the animation. I really loved this motion. And what else could we do? We could, for example, because we have no full control of it. We could rotate it, make it bigger for just for fun. I make it a big, bigger. I used the rotation tool and I rotated like this. I want to show you some examples. You could duplicate this 10 times and rotate it. Scale it, move it around Now watch. It comes from from left town, innit? Faith from the top. Right side. You see, I can duplicate it and make 20 different reveals with the same transition. But for now, I'll stay with the basic one letting deleted t four once again. I'm sorry I deleted this. I should not delete this entirely. Purple Enter review itself itself. If you do more, you can, For example, stand right here. Standard rotated 90 degrees scale. 150% Depending on what you change. You should write it here. T five middle. This will be a very simple one. I need only to pre compose or I even don't need to pre compose it. I just duplicate this layer. I select solu it ofa purple because this transition is made of only one layer. It will look re perfect. I have this information and it flies again out off the screen. If you have some troubles and would like it to be revealed differently, I can present you to reveal all the key frames. Let me make reveal itself. I will duplicate it and called reveal itself. River reverted. I press you to reveal O'Keefe rings. I select the key frames. I want only this one to be visible. Right. Click on the key frames key frame assistant and time Reverse key frames. Now what did we do here? Select the previous one and preview it. We have the entrance and it enters again and ravines the entire screen. Now our reversion with time reverse key frames is it enters the screen and the other way around it disappears from the screen. Now it appears that those key frames don't look at school when they are reverted. But this is a fine trick. If you want to save time and not mess around with this key friends, well, we should place those key friends like these. Open up all of this and make this symmetrically because time reversing wasn't working here . I quite don't like this animation, so I'll just deleted and stay with It s this. Okay. Are we ready? We are close to be ready. With our entire composition, we prepared a nice template. You can quickly change and use. We still make a new composition to make it easier for use. For example, we have our camp one here. This is an example composition or they come to It has 10 seconds. We should make it longer. We'll make it. For example, 20 minutes long. Let's make it 20 minutes. That's completely enough. And I purse. Okay. Now, if someone is placing a video here and editing a video here, maybe that's a bit too long. I'm sorry. 10 minutes. 10 minutes. It will be okay. It will be so simple. Now you have a video. You place the video here at Enter the video here. Now you say I would, for example, the fifth transition here to be appearing. And you want to reveal it with the circle? No problem. You enter reveal circle. I even have my color controls. If I want to change the color, you want a t one like this, you go back into editing the video. Oh, sorry it was Come to the video is playing. Then the transition boom circle. Any of video is playing again. I see our compositions are a tiny bit too long. We could adjust it, but it's four seconds. It's fairly okay, and we have prepared our transition and created a template out of it. I'll clean this file a bit up. I go to my project. I delete those compositions for now. I could even delete those global control because I think we won't be using them. This is only an example. Global controls deleted, and I have my five transitions. Now to group everything properly, I pressed Com's coughs. Yeah, of course. These are These are not. Copies are Com's. I place everything I wanted here. Maybe even the solids. I don't care. I only want those animations to be visible and accessible here. So if I'm in any other composition, I quickly drag them over and they are ready to play. Boom, boom, boom! And it's done. Thank you for your attention on how to make those reveal layers. Now go inside the file and create them on your own. If not, you can use the project file. I will save now 9. Reveal One Video With Another Video: in this lesson, we will learn how to use the transitions and how to review one video with another video using our transition and matching them together. Okay, finally, we are arriving at the point where we have our templates set up. We have our call of control layer. We have our reveal layers, and now we slowly start to learn how to actually use this template. I created a new empty composition. As you can see, it's one minutes composition, full HD SISE. As usual, I go to my assets and let's say these are one of my YouTube videos or two videos. I want to mix together with the transitions. I select the first video. I praise the second video, and I want a transition in this point between them. In this lesson, I would like to show you how to reveal one video with another video, because if you want to use this animation, that's no problem. You, for example, used a splash or the brushy transition. I place it as the first transition. I go in this place and they will transition between the first video. I also need to get inside here. Maybe I select reveal itself. It reveals and reveals itself. Oh, I see. I have a little problem here. I didn't select. So at offer that's no problem. Now it's selected. I go back to the videos and I preview what happens. The transitional goes in. It fades away and hear. Already the second video starts. It can happen that it would be placed wrong. But you can always come closer with this little bar and place it more properly. If it in the wrong position. You can also crop this layer so it's a bit shorter and the video ends here. Now the video is invisible and the second video appears. This looks really cool and unique. If this would be too slow for you, you just double click here and take the reveal a little bit closer. I see I have a little mistake here because it reveals a bit faster and the last video is still visible. Now what? How can you reveal one video with another view? Let's say the camera is the first video, the camera place and then the second video should reveal itself with this transition. So I placed the transition here. I select the video the second video, you can even rename it second video. If this will be easier for you, go to track mud and choose Alpharma at t four. What happens the first of your place, and as the second video starts to appear, it reveals itself with the transition. Let me press space here to preview it. It renders a little bit because it's graphically intensive. But look, how beautiful does this look? The only downside here is that when the transition ends and the blending mode is set like that after the tradition and it stops to play, So what do you only have to do? It's just one little adjustment. You select the position when the transition is about to end. You select this layer and press control or command shift D or goto edit and select split layer. What will this do? Those two layers will work as the reveal, and this layer works as the video. You see, it has no track. Matte. This treatment is over, and now everything would work perfectly. Hyperspace to preview the video, it starts to render that transition happens, and then the video falls alone. So once again, if you did miss something. I have two videos, my first and second video. Let's say the blooming now is the first and the camera is the second video. I select any transition I want. Maybe the middle transition. It doesn't really matter, and I place it on top of the camera. I go forward. I click on the camera track meant all format toe met them together and selecting it. Here I select edit split layer I can preview if everything works perfectly. If not, please select all those layers and calm a bit closer. So the reveal happens between those two videos. Let's previewed. Once again, the animation is rendering along. The little animation in the middle happens and one video is revealed with another video. This is really an amazing effect you can use in your video editing project. And once you have more off those transitions ready? Look how beautiful effects can you achieve. Thank you very much for listening to me through this lesson. And I see you in the next one 10. RE-usage (in After Effects, etc.): I want to show you here how you can cross platform, amused of transitions. It all will depend which versions off the program you have. Let me show you how you can export those transitions, toe work and other programs I have here Adobe after effects here. Six. And the problem is that if you export from Adobe CC 2015 it will not work backwards. Off course. The newer version can load up diversion from CS six, but it doesn't work the other way around. Let's say you have everything CS six, Adobe after Effects Premiere Pro Photo Shop Because I personally I only have a subscription toe aftereffect. I have the CS six version off all other programs because I've purchased it a few years ago , and now I subscribe only toe after effects because this is the main program I work in. So I select after effects the older versions here. Six. I have here a silly composition as simple composition. Let's say you have your transitions here. You goto file collect files and after affect the newer version in C. C. It's file dependencies and collect files, so it's very similar you can collect any composition and import it into another after effect product. Let's say I'll collect the files. It will ask me, Where should they be collected? CIA. Six Example folder. Let's leave it like that. I go to the newer version. Now let's say I have exported those transitions. I double click. I have my CS six Example folder. This is the safe product. This is the folder I import the folder and after effect imported this little silly composition I had her. If I used this composition, it's here. Even if this would be a transition, it will be imported and what's even cooler? I can go inside it, and I have the native adobe tools I had here. So the entire compulsion was copied from one project to another project, the same as possible to import of transitions in tow. Premiere Pro. You can press on file. It'll be Dynamic Ling and import after effects composition. I've already selected the folder. It was Project Files, CSX Example Folder and you see this is my silly transition. That's not even a tradition. That's just an example. Composition I imported here and now I can place it on the timeline. Keep existence I things. That doesn't matter. It's really, really silly. But I want to show you the possibility that if you have those transitions, you can import them both into Premiere Pro and Inter aftereffect. So if you hear my five animation, let me delete this folder I don't need I can press file dependencies, collect files. The project needs to be saved first. Okay, let's save it. And I want to export everything. Really? Everything. Including the files, images and brushes. I've important six files, 23 megabytes. Three effects are used. Okay, I'm fine with that. I collect the files. I need to show after effects were to collect it. We'll call like that CC 2050. Just for the purpose of showing you how this works. I've collected everything. Now it's previous collected CC 2015. I have this after effects product file and in the footage, I have all the assets we used the two videos. The splash is used for the transitions and the little brush. We didn't use anything more here at this point. And now if you have this like that, I can just import this file, collect that I imported and I can have those transitions in every after Frank's projects. I do. I can file new. I can go even toe file a new project. I create a new composition. I'm working on something extensively. I do some layers I work in after effects. And then I think, well, those 1st 5 transitions I did what we really good here. I double click imported boom transition and it's already the transition is already imported into after effects. I have that reveal itself. Play it just for fun. You see, I have the transition. It reveals I imported the transition in the mother off seconds into another after effects product file. The best usage off this template is off course inside of after effects. But do not worry. If you want toe, give ready files to someone you can always render them. And I will show you how to do this in the next lesson. 11. RE-usage (in Videos,etc.): what happens if someone doesn't know or doesn't have after effect and not like, use your transition or you would like to share those transition somewhere. You must render it. Fordham. If you render the transitions with a transparent background, it can be used a new tube and video editing software everywhere, and it will work perfectly. I will show you how to do this in CS six and the CC version here and sales six. I have a very simple animation with a transparent background. If you want to render it the Camp one. Press control or comment. Shift forward slash to edit to the render queue. Now in the render queue, you need to change the output module to a four month, which handles transparent videos, not an MP four, because and and before can be rendered transparent background. You need to go here and, for example, I've made several templates for me. Emelie fires, transparent files, lower quality, transparent files and even lower quality. If it's just a simple lower TERT. How to create this? I'll, for example, show you make a custom template and name it transfer. Parents voted, for example. This is just an example and now added the settings. The settings will be nearly the same for after effects, CS six and C C only in Sissy you should use the media encoder to render it in the former select Quick time in the channels select RG beat and offer. And that's nearly it. The last thing you need to adjust is the quality of the animation. Kotick. You go in the format options and remember, you can't select for example, h 264 because it doesn't render transparent background as far as I know and some other form , it's just select animation and select quality, for example, to 70% 60 person. That's enough because those files 1900% their size growth exponentially. So I select 60%. Okay, Okay, okay. And you have now a template. Each time you want to render something transparently you selected from here. Transparent vit in after effects CC. Let's say I want to use all my animations and I want to reveal them with a circle. I go into each animation I present Circle circle also here circle and transition five circle so all my transitions will play and be revealed with a circle I could, for example, render everything and give it to a client or give it to someone to use in their videos just as a bonus or for a simple you see, I have selected circles on each of my animations and in adobe after five cc. In the newer versions, the proper way off rendering items is using the Adobe media encoder. You can enter the an act to render queue in the adobe Media encoder may having a composition selected and pressing control or comment. Old M. But I need to warn you when it comes to transparent videos and those blending modes, it doesn't work perfectly each time. The advantage of Adobe Media Encoder is that it's a separate application. You can still work and aftereffect while it renders in the background. Another grating is that the amount off presets is impressive. You have really many, many process to choose from, and for example, if you're under age 64 or something, you have a bunch off pre defined presets you can use, and you don't have to prepare them on your own. For this animations we are doing. I would, however, recommend you toe add it to the render queue just as we did in after effects CS six. So you can press on an animation or in a composition you can either drag it over here to edit to the render queue or by having a composition open. You can hit control or command shift ford slash. You can also select composition and here you can add it to the render queue or added to adobe media encoder que I'll add it to my simple render queue. I'll again make a template tpv it 60%. I added it. What did we change previously? Quick time already be an offer animation 60%. Everything is done properly. Okay, okay. All five precedent here all want to use TP It's 60%. I'll render them right now and see you back just in the moment. You can see the animations are prepared. I have my five transitions. These are ready to use files. Let me go to can't Asia. And just as an example, because this files will work in any video editing software you are using, I can simply take those files, placed them here and play with them around. I have my two videos and I want to reveal this with my first transition. My video is playing. The transition kicks in. Well, it should be tiny bit later. Let's play again. It's visible. Okay. Like this. Now, this should be good. All right. And the second video is revealing. I copy once again the second video and reveal it with something different. Each one will be revealed with a circle. So it's really nice I contested here. Okay, this looks it. I have my animation, and voila! I have easy transitions between videos. So I hope you did like how this can be implemented. Any workflow, how you can render them out and simply use them for fun in your videos. Thank you very much for listening. See you in the next lesson. 12. Thank You!: Thank you so much for learning with me in the two part series about aftereffects, transitions. If you already you can attach a screenshot of your aftereffect interface. So we all know what did you do? How does your template look? And overall, how you manage those transitions? I would be really thankful if you will go inside the class, click here and write me a review review would be really helpful. Yea, and it'll be like you buying me a beer as a thank you for the class. All right, for now we are Don't see you in the next class who?