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Natalie DeansBlack and white?
by on Jun 4, 2010 at 11:54:36 pm


I was just wondering if it was possible through AE to have a shot in colour but to have it change to black and white slowly, as if stretching across the shot?

If anyone could help it'd be great,


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Kevin CampRe: Black and white?
by on Jun 5, 2010 at 1:24:25 am

you could animate a white (or black or gray) layer moving across the footage. then set the blending mode for that layer to 'color'.

you can get better control of the 'expansion' of b/w by animating mask points/shape if desired.

animating a paint brush could also work (again, using a colorless hue and setting the blending mode to 'color').

Kevin Camp
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Todd KoprivaRe: Black and white?
by on Jun 6, 2010 at 8:44:29 pm

I'd apply the Black & White effect to an adjustment layer and animate a mask on the adjustment layer. Or, if the transition is just a straight wipe, I'd animate the Linear Wipe effect on the adjustment layer.

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