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George KaralisColor technique
by on Feb 24, 2011 at 8:17:39 pm

I've seen several films that use a technique that looks like the colors are separated from each other. I'm guessing it's some kind of optical effect, but I was hoping there was a way to replicate it in AE. A couple of examples are below.


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Kevin CampRe: Color technique
by on Feb 24, 2011 at 9:06:35 pm

you can separate the rgb channels manually using an effect like channel combiner -- add the effect, then set 'red' to 'red only', duplicate the layer and set green to green only, duplicate again and set blue to blue only. then set the top two duplicate layers' blending modes to 'add' and then offset the positions of any of them to 'separate' a channel or two.

i believe that twitch from can do this type of thing with one effect (and one layer).

Kevin Camp
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Michael SzalapskiRe: Color technique
by on Feb 24, 2011 at 10:59:02 pm

Kevin's right.

There's also a pixel bender plugin kicking around the net somewhere that is for mimicking chromatic abberation that may also be of use.

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George KaralisRe: Color technique
by on Mar 1, 2011 at 6:28:56 pm

Thank you! Knowing the name of the phenomenon was the key

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