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Kevin OBrienMake water look like black ink....Low Key?
by on Apr 9, 2013 at 3:06:57 am

Hello All...
I'd like to make some footage of flowing water look black as ink with reflected highlights (as in a Low Key black & white photo) I have no idea if this is possible in After Effects...

ideas anyone?


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John CuevasRe: Make water look like black ink....Low Key?
by on Apr 9, 2013 at 11:37:35 am

Try using a levels or curves effect and take most of the color, but leave the highlights. Here's a quick example project I did, to show you what I mean.

5804_inkfolder.zip

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Kevin OBrienRe: Make water look like black ink....Low Key?
by on Apr 9, 2013 at 2:56:56 pm

Thanks for the reply John... I have CS5... can't open the file you sent. Do you have a CS5 version by chance?


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John CuevasRe: Make water look like black ink....Low Key?
by on Apr 9, 2013 at 3:17:29 pm

FYI, this was a quick effort on my part, BTW so you would probably want to adjust the masks/effects more than I did...but here's a CS5 version of the project-just relink to the already downloaded picture and you should be good to go.

5805_inkcs5.aep.zip


BTW, you can download a trial version of CS5.5(and 6 from Adobe's sight). http://prodesigntools.com/adobe-cs5-5-direct-download-links.html

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Kevin OBrienRe: Make water look like black ink....Low Key?
by on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:01:13 pm

Thanks John for your help (again!) I really appreciate your input...
Cheers1
Kevin


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