Chapter 7. “Tooning” Footage with the Creative Suite

There are many reasons to process video footage to look more like animation. Some simply want to stylize their footage for artistic effect. Others want to simplify the footage so it will compress to a smaller size for use in a Flash project. Additionally, video shapes can be converted into vector outlines for even more options. In this chapter, you’ll explore three very different techniques. Shooting approaches as well as post-production techniques will be discussed. Which method you choose will vary depending on your source footage and the desired output.

The Cartoon Effect in After Effects

The Cartoon effect is a new addition to After Effects CS4. It allows for easy conversion of video footage ...

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