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The After Effects Illusionist, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

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22Using Multiple Effects Together

This chapter, along with the few to follow, can best be thought of as an appendix to the book. Here, I just want to underscore some of the concepts that we’ve lightly breezed through in the book that deserve greater emphasis.

In this chapter, we’re going to be looking at using multiple effects together. No matter which effect you’re going for, the final results are almost always enhanced by another effect. Throughout this book, we’ve seen numerous examples of this. We’ve used the Strobe Light effect with the Advanced Lightning effect to create lightning strikes. We’ve used the Roughen Edges effect with the Fractal Noise effect to create a fireball. But we don’t have to apply just two. We can apply as many effects ...

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