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On Blending Ideas

Extending standard vignette techniques to introduce new treatments to your footage.

By Chris and Trish Meyer | December 08, 2009

In our previous article on vignettes on, we discussed ways to mask or matte a black layer to create a falloff in brightness across a piece of underlying footage. The same basic techniques used to create that matte may also be used to treat footage in more creative ways, including the use of blending modes, adjustments layers, effects, and compositing a clip over a different background shot. Ideas are presented using both Adobe After Effects and Apple Motion.

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