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Brian Murphy
Photo Montage Effect
on Jan 5, 2012 at 1:22:25 pm

I need to display a bunch of photos and have the camera pan out to make a logo. I'm sure you've seen this done plenty of times with a music artists face being used. I don't know what this is called or what the best way to tackle this would be. Any suggestions?

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John Cuevas
Re: Photo Montage Effect
on Jan 5, 2012 at 6:16:20 pm

First I would probably make a comp twice as wide as I needed and create my picture montage. Creating it so that it fills the entire screen.

I would drop that in my final comp, underneath the logo layer. Now I would animate the logo from completely zoomed in(so one letter completely fills the screen) to it's final position. Now take the precomped photos and scale them down to a little larger than the logo and parent them to the logo. Change the pictures track matte to the logo.

Last I would duplicate the logo over the other two layers and animate it's opacity over the time the logo is scaling.

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