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Tutorial: Using Water Blasts and Splashes in After Effects

Tutorial: Using Water Blasts and Splashes in After Effects

In this tutorial I will go over how to get the most out of each unique Water Collection! With some careful attention to detail, we can make these elements really stand out.

Download the background plate here and follow along as I blend Water Blasts, Water Splashes, and Small Water Hits into this scene with our soldier.

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This After Effects Tutorial Focuses On:
  • Different compositing approaches for Water Blasts, Water Splashes, and Small Water Hits (each Collection varies in size and shape - what works for one element won’t work quite the same for another)
  • Adjusting the speed of an effect to match its size/strength
  • Adding depth to avoid an element appearing too “2D” by adjusting camera blur, motion blur, and adding width to the base of the water element
  • Adding believable reflections to really sell that the water is there
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and were able to discover new ways to better composite 
our stock footage into your projects.

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