More Particle Effects

In this seminar taught by Izzy I was required to experiment with the concepts of the particle system with patterns that would rotate within the middle of the composition. To begin, I launched Adobe Photoshop so that I could create some form of pattern to work with in Adobe After Effects.

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Using the shape tool I created an abstract using different forms and factors:

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After the abstract shapes were created, I then grouped them together:

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Using the Cmd+T key I was able to rotate the grouped graphics to a certain degree, in this case I used 20 degrees. From there I then used the Cmd+Alt+Shift keys to copy and paste the grouped shapes to the next point of rotation at 20 degrees. Before all this was done it was important that I changed the position of the pin point on the graphics so when I rotated the elements they would rotate from a specific point. Below is the outcome:

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I did this multiple times using different colours and shapes to create some interesting graphics in Photoshop:

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As you can see below, to group objects without them losing their unique colours, the user must first right click on the layers selected and chose the ‘Rasterise Layers’:

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From there, they can then ‘Merge Layers’ to group the elements together:

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Example number two:

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Once I had created my graphics in Photoshop I then imported both of them into Adobe After Effects and changed the rotation from point A and B to create a slow, rotating effect. I made sure that both graphics within the composition rotated opposite ways and at a different speed rate.

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