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tom bailey
Blowing out window- what tool?
on Jul 13, 2010 at 10:26:50 pm

Hello,

I'm working on CS3 and I want to make a window appear blown out. Its very close to being blown out but you can see a flag just behind it. The shot is moving and has someone standing in front of the window. using the clone tool came out really messy and varied too much from shot to shot.

Is there a mask or key that you would recommend?

Also, if I used the colour effect, can i limit the part of the frame it picks up on as there are highlights on the wrong side of the screen but this might be a useful tool otherwise.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Blowing out window- what tool?
on Jul 13, 2010 at 11:13:08 pm

Try this:
  • Duplicate the layer, and mask around the window.
  • Apply something like levels or curves to bring up the brightness of the window, and apply a blur.
  • Make a black solid, and put it under this layer, and precomp the two layers
  • Use the Screen or Add blend mode to the precomp. Adjust opacity to taste.
  • Duplicate the precomp if necessary, and tweak blend mode/opacity


Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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tom bailey
Re: Blowing out window- what tool?
on Jul 13, 2010 at 11:25:18 pm

Thanks, I will try that. Excuse my ignorance (I'm still learning the software but up against a deadline) but when you adjust a layer does it composite back onto the background automatically (if the composition shows it on the layer above).

So I would just mask out the area and drop it back on top?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Blowing out window- what tool?
on Jul 13, 2010 at 11:27:51 pm

PS: it sounds like you'll have to animate that mask around the window. Not a big deal, really.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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tom bailey
Re: Blowing out window- what tool?
on Jul 13, 2010 at 11:39:01 pm

ok. but after that it will put itself onto the original image or do i need to press something to recomposite them?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Blowing out window- what tool?
on Jul 14, 2010 at 2:37:45 pm

A moderately-well-informed AE user has all the information to get my suggestion to work. If you need more, I strongly suggest you go here:

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.h...


Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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