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Old June 15th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #1
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Create a Heat Haze Effect

In this new tutorial, I show you how to make a heat haze effect.

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To make the heat haze effect was basically a 3 step process. Firstly I created a layer of fractal noise that evolved over time using an expression. I then used this layer as a displacement map for my main piece of footage. This essentially created the wavering, blurry look of a heat haze.

The second step was creating the watery reflections you often see in the forground. For this i used a range of masks, scaling and blend modes, along with a bezier warp.

The final step was colour correcting to make the warm reds and oranges associated with shooting in hot conditions.

Hope you find it useful.

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Old October 11th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #2
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Thanks very much. It's very impressive.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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I like the energy ball better, though. (and the mo' comes a close second to that!)

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