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How to Cheat in After Effects, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

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6Light Effects

 

WE TALKED ABOUT AFTER EFFECTS LIGHTS IN CHAPTER 2, BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT. In this chapter we're going to look at how to make sweet lighting tricks, and we won't be using After Effects lights to do it.

We'll be looking at how to create volumetric light (where you can see the light rays), and we'll also be talking a bit about HDR (High Dynamic Range) color. If you're unfamiliar with that concept, the interlude at the end of the chapter is all about that.

In the same way that color really makes things come alive, light (or simulated light) can do the same thing. Knowing these light tricks can also help save time. Instead of trying ...

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