Tutorials – Digieffects

Tutorials


Specular Lighting

Aura: Specular Lighting

This effect simulates a single-colored light source shining on an image as if it were a piece of plastic. This is a great tool for adding shine or a liquid look to your footage.

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Alpha Tool

Free: Alpha Tool

Our alpha tool is a great resource for special blending modes. It's also really useful for creating specialized masks or matte layers. This one's on the house.

Overexpose

Damage: Overexpose

Create the look of a focus-hunt and iris-hunt that happens with consumer camcorders trying to adjust to changing subjects and lighting conditions.

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Channel Noise

Aura: Channel Noise

Apply random noise to layers with individual controls for the red, green, blue and alpha channels. Great tool to dial in the right amount of noise per channel.

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NightBloom

Aura: NightBloom

A bloom effect designed primarily for nighttime scenes. Control the bloom shape (lens iris shape), size, threshold, brightness, amount, and blend.

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Channel Range

Aura: Channel Range

A powerful tool for generating and manipulating mattes and transitions by easily allowing you to isolate specific grayscale ranges of channels.

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Grayscaler

Aura: Grayscaler

Control the process of color to grayscale conversion. Fine tune your greyscale quality with luminance, brightness and contrast of the RGB channels.

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Gradient Designer

Aura: Gradient Designer

The ultimate tool for building gradients. It supports creation of up to a 12 color gradient with select of basic shape and layer map options.

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Glow

Aura: Glow

Generate beautiful blooms and soft glows. An advanced tool that extracts a region of the source layer, blooms it, and then re-composits it.

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Lightwrap

Aura: Lightwrap

This plug-in helps to integrate composite elements by glowing background light around foreground objects. Add a rim light to a masked or keyed foreground layer.

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Colorize

Aura: Colorize

Apply color schemes and tints to your footage. Create a duotone or polytone by specifying tints for shadows, midtones, and highlights. Supports up to 5 colors.

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Edgex

Aura: Edgex

Create posterization by thresholding individual color channels. Make your video look more like a graphic and add bold separation between fields of color.

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Solarize

Aura: Solarize

A photographic process simulation for creating the look of double exposed photographic paper. Use this effect to reverse or create negative portions of your clip.

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Channel Offset

Damage: Channel Offset

Simulate chromatic aberration and channel misalignment. Create quick color glitches or twitches on footage or motion graphics.

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Wave Displace

Damage: Wave Displace

Get advanced control over wave distortion with a robust tool for creating video transmission displacement. Works great for glitchy transitions.

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Skew

Damage: Skew

Create bad video artifacts including image shearing, visual noise or static, from weak analog antenna signals to consumer VCR tracking hopelessness.

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Interference

Damage: Interference

Create the interlaced look of a television broadcast or a Cathode Ray Tube monitor. Adjust the parameters for the even (E) and odd (O) fields.

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Destabilize

Damage: Destabilize

Emulate a practical camera shake or a more conceptual feed twitch for motion graphics work involving color channel compositing and separation.

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Blockade

Damage: Blockade

Simulate low fidelity camera feeds. It creates random blocks of slightly tinted color, common in low resolution camera video or highly compressed transmissions.

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Artifact

Damage: Artifact

Simulates digital image decode or transmission errors usually associated with dropped data from satellite transmissions or digital video playback errors.

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Aged Film

Damage: Aged Film

Emmulate the looks of 8, 16, and 35mm films stocks. Roll your footage through a time machine with scratch, dust, grain and jitter controls.

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Sparks

Phenomena: Sparks

Cast sparks from any object with this emmiter style effect. Control how the sparks will be cast, from where, and what they will look like. Sparks are gonna fly.

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Snowstorm

Phenomena: Snowstorm

A plug-in designed so that the snow drifts in a particular direction, but also includes a great deal of chaotic motion. Layer the effect to create a blizzard.

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Smoke

Phenomena: Smoke

Create a billowing smoke effect. Control color, speed, rotation, and opacity. Combine with Phenomena Fire to create all sorts of pyro mayhem.

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Rainfall

Phenomena: Rainfall

A particle system that easily and elegantly handles rain simulation. Great for adding rain to a wet scene or to transform a drizzle into a downpour.

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Muzzle Flash

Phenomena: Muzzle Flash

Turn that prop gun into a lethal weapon. You're armed with flashes from a 357 Handgun, M-16 Rifle, 12-Gauge Shotgun, and a Turnicliffe.

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Fog Factory

Phenomena: Fog Factory

Create a flowing fog effect that offers depth of field simulation and automatically moves without keyframing. An excellent digital fog and haze plugin.

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Fireworks

Phenomena: Fireworks

Simulate a large-scale fireworks display with a three-stage particle emmiter system that includes: Launch, Explosion, and Sparkler.

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Fire

Phenomena: Fire

Organic fire plugin with an emmiter style particle based algorithm. Simulate a match strike, camp fire, car bomb, forest fire or raging inferno.

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Fairy Dust

Phenomena: Fairy Dust

Create emmiter style glowing dust that blows in the wind and has various dust shapes. Follow a magic wand or add zip to the tail of a comet.

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Electrical Arcs

Phenomena: Electrical Arcs

Generate arcs of electricity similar to what you see with a Jacobs Ladder, or a Tesla Coil. This plug-in is also quite good at generating lightning bolts.

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Bubbles

Phenomena: Bubbles

Easily create any type of bubble effect, from a fizzy drink to bubbles trailing a shark. Adjust speed, size, amount, motion, and bubble type.

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Perspectron

Tweak: Perspectron

Create a unique animated warping effect. Bend and stretch your clip with a series of control points for funhouse mirror look or simulate an acid trip.

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Schematic Grids

Tweak: Schematic Grids

Generate grids that can be subdivided, have broken lines and have objects placed on their intersections. Adjust advanced controls to customize the grid.

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Nexus

Tweak: Nexus

Create beams or lines that rotate around two circles and fades out. Adjust how lines come together and spread apart. Works great as a tech background.

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Stargate

Tweak: Stargate

Simulate the slit scan process used in the stargate sequence of the classic movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Layer and mask the effect to create interest.

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VanGoughist

Tweak: VanGoughist

Create painted effects by brushing the source clip with a series of brush strokes. Adjust brush type, horizontal size, vertical size, number of strokes and blend.

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Visual Harmonizer

Tweak: Visual Harmonizer

Use this effect to create sine wave patterns. Control the frequency, amplitude, and phase. Keyframe the start and end controls to create animated waves.

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Crystallizer

Tweak: Crystallizer

Generate animated textures with crystalline-type patterns. Control the number of nodules, size, randomization, edge behavior, falloff, and blend.

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Crazy Stripes

Tweak: Crazy Stripes

Create stripes from any still image or video clip. Works great to create speeding backgrounds. Use the effect as a transition to simulate a swish pan.

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Hyper Harmonizer

Tweak: Hyper Harmonizer

Create incredibly mesmerizing radial geometric patterns. Adjust sine-wave curve parameters to create complex spirograph-like (hypotrochoid) images.

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Newsprint

Tweak: Newsprint

Create the halftone dot pattern you get from a printing press, screen print or woodblock print. Great for that comic book, Warhol or wanted poster effect.

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DigiEffects Tools Have Been Used By:
Used by Paramount Pictures, CNN, WB, ESPN, Comedy Channel, HBO, Disney Channel, and MTV