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Adjust to TransferModes in After Effects

You can use a transfermode on an adjustment layer to duplicate your comp values By Ko Maruyama
Joel Holland has offered up some free footage in both High Def and Standard Def formats.  It's pretty easy to jam them into an After Effects comp, then start to build a background graphic, but you can take advantage of adjustment layers to get an overall transfer mode on top of your comp too.

In Adobe's Photoshop, you can use the transfer mode alone with any adjustment layer you've added to the hierarchy, but in Photoshop, those adjustment layers come pre-baked with a filter of some kind on it, whether or not you have a value in those parameters.  In After Effects, it's not quite the same.

It's an easy way to control the amount of your transfer mode over the layers below.  Here's to hoping for more transfer mode control in the standard array of effects too.

I've put together a quick video tutorial for how to set the comp up, but if you want the footage, you can grab it for free in either the standard def or high def variety by checking out Joel's social site for DVprofessionals... called (go figure).

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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