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Jerry SmithHow to make cutsie flash?
by on May 13, 2016 at 8:42:35 pm

I need to make a cute little flash. At present, I'm using one of the three lens flares in AE, and it is fine. But I was wondering if there is a better way to do it? So, if a cartoon character waves her magic wand and changes the toad into a prince or something, what's a good way to do it? I want something minimal, but maybe something that looks like a four pointed star/flash.

Thanks in advance.

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Kalle KannistoRe: How to make cutsie flash?
by on May 14, 2016 at 6:09:04 am

You could do it as a shape layer that animates up in size and then either fades out or animates down in size. To make it cute and magical, you could add some particles.

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Jerry SmithRe: How to make cutsie flash?
by on May 15, 2016 at 11:46:14 am

I want something really fast. It's only 3-5 frames at 25 fps. I can imagine a shape as you describe it. But how would I color it to look like a flash? Is white all I need?

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