March 13, 2009

Cartoonification at Artbeats

In Cartoonification at Artbeats, Chris & Trish Meyer have tips for getting better results from the "much-loved" cartoon looks plug-ins:

"just slapping these plug-ins at their default settings onto any piece of footage rarely gives satisfying results. In this article, we will discuss which clips are better candidates for cartoon treatments, walk through using the Cartoon effect that comes with After Effects CS4, and suggest ways to pre- and post-process the footage to achieve more interesting results.

The After Effects tutorial portion of this article uses Artbeats clip TEL130 HD from their Teen Life HD collection, which is available free to their newsletter subscribers in March 2009; see the bundled After Effects CS4 project files for compositions that contain some of the treatments discussed herein. We will also include examples from several other clips to give you a broader idea of the possibilities."

By the way Version 2 of Red Giant ToonIt will debut at NAB 2009.

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