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Create Light Leaks and Transitions in After Effects

teacher avatar Abhishek Dubey, Motion Designer

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6 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:51
    • 2. Single Color Light Leak

      7:04
    • 3. Adding Multiple Colors

      3:02
    • 4. Create Light Leak Transition

      9:38
    • 5. Exporting To Video File

      4:45
    • 6. Class Project and Pack

      0:44
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In this class, I will teach you how to create Light Leaks and Transitions in After Effects. You will learn how to create Single, Multicolored Light Leaks along with Light Leak Transitions which you can use to switch between different scenes in videos. Not only this you will also learn how to export these Light Leaks and Transitions into video footage which can be used in different software later on. As a class project, you will create your own light leak and transition which you have to use in a video.

Want More? Alright at the end of this course you will get a Light Leaks Pack which consists of 20 Light Leaks and Transition Stock Footages which are ready to use. You can find the pack under the Projects & Resources section.

What You Will Learn?:

  • Create Single Colored Light Leaks
  • Create Multi-Colored Light Leaks
  • Making Light Leak Transitions
  • Exporting Into Video File

This is a quick class that is very easy to follow. So Let's Get Started!

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Abhishek Dubey

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Hello, I'm Abhishek and I'm a Motion Designer from India. I love animating things and working on creative projects to brush up my skills and to learn something new. I love sharing my work and knowledge with others so here I am on Skillshare to teach what I know and to learn more.

plus to earn money to buy Pizza!

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1. Intro: Hi, my name is Abby shake and in this class I will teach you how to create these amazing light leaks, enough typeface. We will create both single and multi-colored light leaks. Also, I will teach you how to create lactic transitions, which you can use to transition between different scenes. I will take you through the step-by-step process in After Effects on creating these custom like leaks and transitions without using any third party plug-in. And not only this, I will also share with you how you can export these into a video file which you can use indifference Office. I know you want more. So with this course you will get accustomed light leak back, which consists of 28 ready-to-use like lakes and transitions, which can be used in new projects right away, this class is for everyone, whether you are a beginner or you already know how to use After Effects, you can easily follow this class without any problem. So without any further ado, let's get started. 2. Single Color Light Leak: All right, so right now I'm in After Effects. And as you can see that I've already imported couple of images that I'm going to use for this example. I downloaded them from unspliced.com. If you want, you can download it from there or you can use your own images or videos for whatever you want. Now make sure that you are working in a eight-bit color gentle. So in order to do that, just click over here. And from this dropdown you can just make sure you are working in eight bits per channel. Is click on OK. Now in order to create a lightly, Let's first create a composition. So you can go to composition to create a new column. And let's call this slightly. And width and height can be whatever you want. For this example, I'm going to choose 1920 by 1080 frame rate. You can choose 30 FPS or 24, whatever you want. And the duration will be ten seconds. You can set this to ration to how long you want the lightly, depending upon what are your requirements. So for this one, I'm going to set it to ten seconds. Just click on ok. So once you have created a composition, Our next step is to create a solid. So in order to do that, make sure you are inside the composition. Go to lay a new solid. And let's call this LL1 for lightly Quinn. And make sure its color is black. Just click on OK. And now we're going to apply couple of effects to it. So the very first effect is fractal noise. So if you search for fractal noise under the effects and presets, just drag this effect and apply it on to this. So this is going to be our base effect and it is going to drive the whole animation, let's say in some of the properties. So the first parameter is fractal type. So you can choose whatever you want for this example, basic dynamic or dynamic progressive works best. So I'm going to choose dynamic for this one. And under the nice Type, make sure it's set to linear. And from here we can change the contrast so we want this colors to pop out. So in order to do that, we can just increase the contrast value. And now you can see there is a really nice contrast between black and white areas. Something like this. Also we are going to lower down its brightness. So just set it to something like negative 45, like this. And over here you can see we had the towns from property. So if you click under that, you can just uncheck these uniform scaling. And you can scale both the x and y. That is the height and width of this lightly by simply dragging these parameters. If we want to go beyond 600, you can just simply increase the scale from here. Or you can type the villages like this. For this one, I'm going to set both the height and width value to 10000, something like this. Now you can see we have quite large fractals. So in order to smooth that out, you can load down its complexity. So right now it's set to six. So the eigenvalue for this example is something between 12. So if we want to have a little bit of noise so we can just set it to two. But for this one we are going to set it to one. So you can see we have this sort of look. And in order to animate it, you can use the evolution property. So if I just move it, you can see that now are fractal is animating. So we can probably add a keyframes to animate this. But the better way will be to estimated using expression. So in order to do that, I'm going to set both the values to 0. And now you can add the expression by simply holding down the Alt key or Option key if you're on Mac and if we click on this top part, you can say it will give you a panel where you can type your expression. So just simply type this expression, time, times 200. Now if I press Enter, you can see we have typed a expression. And what this expression means, it's take whatever the value of time it's, and multiply it by 200. So you can see right now the value of time is 0, so 0 into 200 gives you 0. So the evolution values at 20. And if I move the timeline cursor, you can see that the time value increases and it will keep on increasing the evolution value as well. From here you can see. So as the indicator is moving, you can see that the value will keep on increasing. The benefit of this method is that you can simply change the duration to whatever you want. So let's say you want this to be exactly four seconds, so you can just move the endpoint to four seconds and you do not have to play around with Danny keyframes. You can just simply increase its length to whatever you want. So now you can see we have created this kind of animation. And now let's add some colors to it. So in order to do that, let's us close this up. We're going to apply effect called tint. So just simply drag this. And under the tent you can see we have two colors. So the first color is mapped to, so make sure that this color is always set to black. We are not going to change this one. And in order to add close, we're going to change the white color so you can pick whatever color you want. So for this example, let's pick something like locally and just click on OK. Now if you want, you can also add hue and saturation if you want to control the saturation of the color. So from here you can see we have the master saturation property, and you can just simply lower down or increase its value depending upon how bright you want the colors to be. So now we're done with the animation. So if I played, you can see we had this kind of look and now let's preview it, how it's looking. In order to do that, we're going to create another composition and let's call this preview. And all the things will remain same. And I'm going to quickly drop for none of the images to this composition, this like this. And you can see that it's quite large. So I can click it and just scale it down by pressing as something like this. So now let's quickly drag are likely into this column just like this. So now you can see that we have the lightly, but it is not visible. So in order to do that, you can just simply play around with these modes. And you can set it to Screen. And if we're not able to see the mode option, you can just simply click on this icon. Or you can press F4 on your keyboard, just like this. And under the More, just set it to Screen. And now if I play back here, you can see we have added some really nice light leaks to her footage. And if you want, you can play around with the opacity. And if you want this to be really subtle, so you can just slow down its value to something like 60 or 50. And if you want to change color, you can go into the lightly composition. And from here you can just quickly pick whatever color you want. And here you can see your chain to color. Although if you want, you can change the practice. So if you go ahead, you can note down its pregnancy if you want less like leaks. So if I go back here, you can see we have really set a light leaks overhead. And this is how you can create single color light leaks. 3. Adding Multiple Colors: Now I'm going to show you how you can add multiple colors to this. So in order to do that again and go back to the lightly composition. And from here we can select the likely clear. And you can press Control D or Command D If you are on Mac to duplicate this layer. Just like this. Or you can go to Edit and from here you can click duplicate. And once we ever duplicate layer, just free limit. And let's set it to lead to. And from here we can change some of the properties. So the first thing is color. So we're going to set it to different colour. So let's change its value to something like o. And from here you can also play around with the saturation if you want. Just like this. Now you will notice if I playback, You can see that we are only able to see one color. So in order to see both the colors, you have to set this list more to screen. So you can set it to Screen. Dislike this. And now you can see we have different color, but you are still not able to see the color that is below it. Reason for that is both the layers have same and emission. So in order to offset it, you can just simply select the top layer. And if we go into the fractal, nice, you can see under evolution options, we have this option called random seat. You can just increase its value to whatever you want and it will give you different results just like this. So now if I play back here, you can see we have two colors in our animation, which is exactly what we want. So I'm going to quickly change this color to something like orange. Just like this. In the same way, you can add multiple colors by simply selecting the duplicate it. And you can just change it to some different color like this. And once again, just play around with the randomness, just like this. So now you can see we have three colors in a like click. And just make sure that the mode is set to screen so that you are able to see the colors that are below it. And if you set it to normal, you won't be able to see the colors for the layers that I blew it. So just make sure that these are set to screen. And now if I go back and now if I play back here you can see we have light leaks in arsine. We want to increase its color or brightness. You can then simply cone that the lightly. And from here you can change their brightness. So just increase it for all the layers. Something like this. And it will add more colors to your scene. So now you can see we have some really nice like this, like this. So you can use whatever image you want and this will work on all the images. So for example, I have this different image over here. And now you can see we have applied like leaks to this one as well. So this is how you can create multi-color light lakes in After Effects. 4. Create Light Leak Transition: Now I'm going to show you how you can create likely transition. So in order to do that, we're going to select the likely composition and press control D to duplicate it. And now I'm going to select it. And if you press Enter or Return, again, just simply rename it to likely transition, just like this. And this simply open it by double clicking it. And over here you can see we have three colors. So for this example, I'm going to only use two colors, but it's totally up to you. You can use three colors for colors, whatever you want. Just select the list and delete it. And from here you can see we have only two Googlers. Now, if you want, you can increase the speed of the animation. So if we select the layer, you can press you to ice and it will give you the expression property. And from here you can change the value. So if I said the 200 to 500, now if I play back here, you can see now we have increased the animation speed. But for this one I'm going to stick with the 200. So first I'm going to add a solid. So go to layer new solid. And I'm going to call this layer this click on OK. And on this layer I'm going to search for an effect called lens flare. Just simply select it and drag it onto this. Now here you can see we have different properties for lens flare. So you can change its position by simply holding this point and you can just move it wherever you want. You can also increase its brightness, something like this. And if you found two contains the landscapes. So there are three different types of lenses that you can choose, and all of them will give different results. So for this example, I'm going to choose 35-millimeter, but it's completely up to you what you want to use. Now I'm going to place it somewhere around here where I want the animation to begin. Just like this. So in order to do the animation, we want a really pride spot in our animation. First of all, we're going to animate its brightness. So let's move it to very first and we can click on the Install forced to add a keyframe. And I can set the keyframe value to 0 so that we have 0 brightness. And now I can select the layer. And if you press you, you can see the keyframe. And now you can move a couple of frames. So for this one we are going to move something like ten to 12 frames, just like this. Hey, you can see now we are 12 frames apart. And here I can change its value. So you can just increase its brightness. So let's set it to something like 220 or 25. And now we want this value to go back to 0. So again, we are going to move something like 12 frames, just like this. And you can set this value back to 0. So now if I play back here, you can see we had this kind of animation and which is exactly what we want. So I'm going to quickly move to the last key frame. And if you hold down the ALT and the right square bracket, you can just simply trim the layered duration. Or you can simply select the endpoint and just move it to the very last keyframe, just like this. And now we can set this mode to screen, just like we did with the other layers. And now you can see we had this kind of animation. We are going to also play around with the properties of slightly in order to create the transition. So first, I'm going to just move this layer couple of frames ahead, just like this. And let's move it to somewhere around here. And I can select the layer, and from here we can tweak out its brightness. So in order to create a transition. So first, I can select the layer and add a keyframe for brightness. And I can set its value to something like negative 150. And I can select the layer press. And I can move to the middle keyframe. And from here I can change the brightness value to something like three of four maybe. Let's go with three. And now I can change its value back to negative 150. But before that we can just simply low down its value, something like this, so that we have some really nice colors in a scene. And I can just move it to somewhere around 1.5 second. And I can just change its value to negative 150 so that you can see we have this kind of animation just like this. So I'm going to do the same thing for the other layer. So I can just simply select the keyframes. And if I press control C, I can select the delayed and press control V to paste it. And now you can see we have created the keyframes for both the layers. And I'm going to quickly change the keyframe values. In the middle keyframe, I can increase its value. So let's go something like 25, so that we have this really nice yellow color or orange, whatever you have. And now you can see we had this sort of animation. Now I'm going to selective layer and I can press control D to duplicate it one more time. And I can just simply move it couple of frames ahead. So I can select the layer, press you to CD key frames. And I can just move a couple of frames just like this. And I can select the layer. And if you click on the flair effect, you can just simply move its position. So I can move it somewhere around here. And we probably don't need this must brightness on this one. So I can just lower down its value to something like 190, so that we have two hot spots in our animation, just like this. So now you can see we had this kind of animation. And we can probably move to the very last keyframe. And I can just simply drag the end point. Or you can press enter on your keyboard to move the endpoint to the place where your cursor is. And you can just simply right-click and trim calm because this is the only region that we are interested in and this is the only region that will help in the transition. So now you can see we had this sort of animation. And again, make sure that all the layers above the last Tara said to screen. So now if I go back to the preview, I can just simply select the top layer and delete it because we're going to check out our transition. So I can just drag it and just place it wherever you want. And now if I play back and before that, let's set it to Screen. Just like this. So now you can see we have this kind of animation. And in order to preview it that simply add a different image. So I'm going to delete this one and let's add this one. Where and again, I'm going to scale it down, something like this. And I am going to add a cut somewhere around here. So again, hold on the Alt key and you can press right square bracket. So now you can see we have if a disabled this layer, we have these two footages and there is a hard cut between them. Now in order to create the transition, I have to select the cut point and I have to adjust the light leaks so that the practice point comes at this very position, but it is somehow challenging to do it manually. So we're going to use another trick. So if I go inside the transition composition, I can just simply make sure that none of the layer is selected. And I can just move to the place where you can see that we have the brightest area, which is at this keyframe. So make sure that none of the layer is selected. Now you can press S static or Starkey on your keyboard, and you can see that it will add a marker on your timeline. So you can double-click on it. And over here, under the commands you can type cut. So this will tell us where the practice point in our animation is. So now if I go back to the preview, so now you can see we do not see any kind of marker. So now to see that we have to delete this transition and just reimport it. So if I reimport it, you can see we have this cut option. So now I can just simply match it and just place it where we have these two voltages changing. So if I set the mode to screen, and now if I play back here, you can see we have this really nice, lightly transition. And this is how you can use it to animate between different scenes. Again, you can go ahead and you can add more colors by pressing control D and just simply changed the evolution. Something like this, can probably add different color like this. And now if I go back here, you can see we have MySQL colors in that transition. So you can see that it looks really good. And if you want, you can select it and lower down its opacity. If you want less brightness, something like this. But for this one, I think a 100 looks good. Also, if you want, you can change the player type. So if I select this flare and I can change it back to 105 millimeter. And for this one we can also change it back to 105. And now if I preview and you can see we have different kind of animation. So this one is even brighter. So we can probably low down its value, something like this. So now you can see we have this really nice like Lake. So this is how you can create these light leaks, nafta effects. 5. Exporting To Video File: So once you are happy with your transition and the light lake, The next step is to export it into a video file so that you can use that we do in different softwares. You can use it in Premier Pro Da Vinci results only we guess. And pretty much any software that has this mode option so that you can set the video to screen. And now let's see how we can export it. So for that, let's go to the electric transition. And first we're going to export this one. So in order to export it, you have to render it out. So in order to do that, just make sure you are inside the composition. You can go to the composition, and from here you can click Add to render queue or you can press Control M for the shortcut. So there are two ways to export this file. First is using the after-effects. Second is using the Adobe Media Encoder. And I'm going to show you both methods. So first we're going to export it using After Effects. So once you have added NT render queue from here, you can click on this lossless. From here you can change the format to QuickTime. And if you click under the format option, just make sure the video codec is set to animation. Just click on okay. And all the things will remain same. Just click on OK. And from here you can change the output location. If you click over here, you can choose wherever you want to save the file. I'm going to save it to the desktop output. Just click on save. And from here you can simply click on Render. And it will render the video. And once it has finished the rendering, you can take out your video file. So here you can see we have the lightly transition. It is a movie file. And you can see that its size is really high, which is 107 and B, since it is only a 1.5 second animation, you can see that it sizes really high. So now I'm in After Effects and I can render it out using the second method. To do that, you can again go to composition at door into q, or you can press control plus m. And once you're inside this, you can then simply click on Q2 Hadoop Media Encoder, and it will open up this window. From here, you have to just select this option, the codec to a store to 64, and all the things will remain same, does select wherever you want to save. This file is click on Save. And if you click on this play I can, you can see that it will start rendering. And once it has finished render, you can check out your file. So now you can see we have the video and you can see that it is a MP4 file and its size is really small. It is only 1.92 m b as compared to this one which is 107 MB. And now both the files have different benefits. So you can see that it has released small size and this one is really large sales. But there is a difference between the quality. If you see that in the movie file, you can see, if I go overhead, cannot see any kind of bending over here. You can see that it is a really smooth color. And if I open up this one, and if I go to some other section, you can see we can have different bending over here. You can see we have different colors over here. I'm not sure you are able to say it, but on my screen I can clearly see different colors overhead and it is not a smooth gradient. So both the methods have their advantages and disadvantages. So I would recommend if you are working on a really high budget project and you want the voltage to be top-notch, I would recommend using this method, using the movie file. And if you are working on simple videos or some YouTube stuff, you can use this lightly. So now I'm in After Effects and I'm going to quickly import the video files for just render and show you how you can use it. So you can just simply right-click on import and file. And here we can see we have both the animation, so I can select both of them and click on Import. And now you can see we haven't voted both the files. You can select any one of them and just simply drag it into the composition. And I can probably select the likely transition comp and just deleted. And from here you can see we have our video footage. And I can again just mass the cut and indifference or tests. You might not be able to see the cut value. Like you are able to see enough to effects. So you can just simply manually searched for a point where it is practiced and just place it at the point of cut. So now I can set mode two screen. And if I play back here, you can see we have the same animation. So in the same way you can import this video file in difference of this and just simply import it in your timeline and just change the mode to screen. And this is how you can create this kind of transitions. Or you can also import these like lakes. And just simply important in new software and you can use it in your footage. So this is how you can create like lakes and then export it in video files. 6. Class Project and Pack: So as a class project, your task is to create a ten seconds of light Lake and do lightly transitions which you have to use on a video. So make sure to complete the class project and you can post it under the Projects tab. I would love to see, but you guys will create. So now we're done with this course and I hope you learn how you can create your own custom light leaks or transition in After Effects and later on use it in your different projects. So as a reward for completing this course, I have a light click pack which you guys can download. It consists of ten light leaks and ten transitions. So these are stock video footages which are ready to use. So you can just simply download them and use them in whatever software you want. So with that being said, my name is Vijay care and I'll see you in the next class.