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Utilizing the Brush Tools in After Effects
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Released Jul 13, 2014
Alex Hernandez

Pluralsight

Alex Hernandez
In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about the brush tools in After Effects. We'll start by getting familiar with how the brush tool operates and the various controls and settings that are available.
We'll talk about techniques for animating the paint strokes and also ways to use the brush tool to create animations for revealing layers in a composition. We'll go over how we can add expressions to paint strokes that we've created to animate their properties. We'll also talk about the eraser tool and its similarities and differences to the brush tool.
Next we'll explore how the clone stamp tool works and we'll learn some great ways to preview clone sources. And finally, we'll learn how we can combine tracking information with the clone tool to clone out imagery from moving footage.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
00:52
Getting started with the brush tool
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Getting started with the brush tool

 
08:09
Using the brush tool with expressions
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Using the brush tool with expressions

 
07:23
Using the eraser tool
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Using the eraser tool

 
07:10
Using the brush tool to reveal layers
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Using the brush tool to reveal layers

 
07:42
Animating paint drips and finishing up the reveal
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Animating paint drips and finishing up the reveal

 
10:29
Using the clone stamp tool
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Using the clone stamp tool

 
06:15
Using the clone stamp tool with moving footage
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Using the clone stamp tool with moving footage

 
10:39