Adobe After Effects tutorial. This quick tip is 13 minutes long and will begin to familiarise you with the Channel menu.
It shows you how to create an alpha matte out of a black and white matte, without using any precompositions or new layers. It then demonstrates how to create a custom (and highly customisable) glow and backlight effect without using After Effects Glow effect and once again, without creating any new precomps or layers.
It's all about economy!
Quicktips are intended to be short and sweet insider workflow tips, cunning workarounds and cheeky little gems that other tutorials miss. They are intended to be digestible in your coffee break and usable straightaway.
You can find Felt Tips' work at videohive.net/user/felt_tips?ref=felt_tips
Or follow me on Twitter for notifications about new tuts. twitter.com/felt_tips