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thomas smithImage Transform
by on Aug 23, 2009 at 8:49:32 pm

Hi, I'm a novice at After Effects and I'm trying to do an effect which has confused me.

I have a hand drawn image that has been drawn on paper and scanned in. I then opened the image in photoshop and used the clone stamp tool to remove the pen marks on the page. So now I have 2 images, the drawing, and one that looks like a blank piece of paper.

I want to make the pen slowly appear on the paper as if it's being drawn by someone. I thought maybe the paper image could be animated to crop over time, but I can't see an effect to do this so I'm not sure what to try next.

Any help is appreciated, thanks

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Ben HeusnerRe: Image Transform
by on Aug 24, 2009 at 9:56:16 am


You could draw and animate a mask shape by keyframing its path. Or keep it simple and use one of the Transition group of effects. A linear wipe or radial wipe would be best.

That should get you started.


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thomas smithRe: Image Transform
by on Aug 24, 2009 at 1:50:28 pm

Wow, thanks. I knew nothing abotu masks before this, but after this post I looked at this tutorial:

I think I can complete this now with multiple masks, thanks

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Darby EdelenRe: Image Transform
by on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:50:10 pm

You could explore other methods using the Write-On, Stroke or Paint effects.

Paint would be the most versatile option as you can tweak individual strokes after the fact:

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