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How to make thick black lines

Apr 19, 2012 5:31 PM

I am trying to get thicker black lines for my custom cartoon effect; when I scrub, it is closer to what I want (nice thick black lines) but when it is rendered the lines are very thin.  I am using a find edges to find the original outlines, and then darkening the lines to black.  Any suggestions?  http://postimage.org/image/5sn6facrp/

 
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    Apr 19, 2012 5:39 PM   in reply to boettcherboy

    You're getting thicker lines while scrubbing because the resolution is being reduced.  Precompose your footage in a lower resolution composition and apply the effect to the precomp to replicate the result.  You could then overlay/multiply the results back to your higher resolution comp if required.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 11:56 PM   in reply to boettcherboy

    Effects --> Channel --> Shift Channels

    Effects --> Channel --> Invert

    Effects --> Channel --> Minimax

    Effects --> Matte --> Matte Choker

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 4:14 PM   in reply to boettcherboy

    Why not use the Cartoon effect, which has controls for stroke thickness?

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 12:16 AM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    Nobody likes the Cartoon effect...

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:04 AM   in reply to Mylenium

    Lol.  Yeah, unfortunately that's my experience too.  :-)

     
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