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Importing a PS Texture and Applying to Video in AE

Apr 23, 2012 2:35 PM

Hi all,


I'm working on a commercial and have developed a nice look, feel working with my graphic designer.  Rather than having to mask and animate this mask to reveal a select piece of a video clip and have texture surrounding, is there anyway to bring link the PS texture layer including the non-textured opening to a video layer such that the colors of the video layer become textured? 


I realize you can use the 'Texturize' effect to apply the texture to the video, but this requires more effort in terms of masking and tracking.  That is certainly do-able and is the method I have started using.  Of course I would prefer a work around that is less time consuming, so here I am posing this question.  I have also attempted apply the texture to a transparent solid wiht no luck.


Please let me know if this requries more explanation etc. I am working with CS5 on a PC.

Thank you for any feedback,


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    Apr 23, 2012 4:03 PM   in reply to lbsimpson

    Can you post examples of what you are trying to achieve?  I can't really work it out from your description, sorry.  Typically, adding textures to video can be as simple as placing your texture layer over the footage layer and adjusting the blending mode and opacity to taste.

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    Apr 24, 2012 6:44 AM   in reply to lbsimpson

    I'm still not quite understanding what problem you're having. Is it an issue that parenting will fix or an issue that blending modes (and varying the opacity) will fix?

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