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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:03 PM   #16
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I agree, dissing AE is just plain blasphemy. Granted, it is a life long process to learn but if you really want your "own" look, it is the holy grail.

Don't make me crusade your a**.

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Old June 13th, 2005, 10:37 AM   #17
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roflmao.. i didnt mean to diss it.. lol
i like it, but like all other adobe apps its chockablock full of bloat thats not needed ( to my anyway.. )

hell i used to use Combustion, but even that now seems to be weak compared to what can be done with AE.. (mind you AE is really kick ass when its loaded with all the goodies of those magical 3rd party plugs ;) )
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 08:51 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Adam Kampia
If I understand corectly, that soft, blown-out look might be the same thing many of us call the "instant sex" look.

In PPro and AE, it can be acheived by copying the clip to the next track (or layer) up.
Then apply a gaussian blur filter to the copied top clip (3.0-10.0 or so--I always eyeball it based on how closeup the shot is).
Drop the opacity of the top track to 50-60%
Crank up the brightness a bit, toy with contrast, levels, oversaturate, whatever you want to do with that top layer until it looks cool.

With some playing around, it is a really sweet effect.

Adam is right, but I would use "levels" RGB white and RGB black to blow the highlights/blacks in place of brightness contrast. Gives a nice organic look.

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