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The After Effects Illusionist, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

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9The Generate Effects

As one of the most densely populated effects categories, the Generate effects contain a multitude of creativity. The common theme of the Generate effects is creating from scratch. That’s what makes these effects so fun to me. They represent the starting point of experimentation in many cases. If you need to create motion graphics elements or textures from scratch in your work-flow, then it really pays to be familiar with the Generate effects.

Gradient Alternatives

fig00459.jpg If you’re looking to create a multi-colored linear or radial gradient that behaves like traditional multi-color gradients in other Adobe programs, create a rectangular ...

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