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Fire in the EyesHeat vision eyebeam effect in After Effects
There really isnt anything too spectacular about this effect, it combines many of the techniques I have been describing and using over the last couple of years on these pages, but it is the putting it together aspect which makes learning fun.
To begin, youll need a shot of an eye, any eye. For this exercise, I downloaded a stock eye shot from Morguefile.com. If you havent visited this growing repository, you should check it out, you may just find the image you need for your next project.
Next, we need to create are the flames for the eyes. For this, open Photoshop and create an 800 pixel x 800 pixel file (transparent background), and using the Flame custom shape, create a ring of flames evenly spaced across the canvas.
Tip: In order to get the shapes to line up correctly, create two intersecting guides that divide the canvas window and then using Free Transform, position and align the shapes.
You will actually need two shapes to work with, so create another pattern, this time with the flames pointing inward.
|Note that your background should be transparent|
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