5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2011 8:45 AM by Dave LaRonde

    Force lightning effect (doesn't work in CS5)

    JoeIsSavage

      Hi,

       

      I'm currently just starting out in After Effects and am trying to get a crash course in some effects from Youtube. I recently decided I'd learn a "force lightning" kind of effect as I need it for a recent project. I found many tutorials that use the "Advance Lightning" in "Generate" and then add some ajustment layers with fast blur and some colour correction to make some awesome looking lightning (like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy3Ox5wkqdI) however the issue is that this effect on adding a new ajustment layer with blur and putting it on screen doesn't seem to work (it just very much dims the image and makes it very blurry instead of having the cool effect the videos show).

       

      Why is this and how can I get around this?

       

       

      Best Regards,

       

      Joe