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software: After Effects

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A Call To Arms: Adding Smoke Effects

by Steve Holmes, Energi Design (

Working on the final plate of the title animation for a World War II video game, see how to enhance two simple Photoshop images by combining them with some unique smoke clips. Learn techniques such as mask integration, mask expansion, layer blending, keying effects, 3D camera animation, expression creation and control with sliders, and camera depth of field.

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