I'm a big fan of that cool effect Samsung phones have when you play a song and the edges light up blue in a pattern like way. How could I begin to emulate that effect as a border for a video for example? Sort of as if Tron neon blue lines 'drew' the border of the video?
I hope my explanation makes sense.
You need to provide a link to an example video. Not everyone is going to know what it even looks like, thus making it impossible to advise.
I've attached the video underneath, thanks for the advice!
Edges require layers with transparency so you'll need some masks or track mattes.
Making things light up can be created with blurs and blend modes, or the glow effect.
Values can be automated to sound levels using the Keyframe Assistant>Convert Audio To keyframes and a linear(t, tMin, tMax, value1, value2) expression.
Show us a screenshot of what you want to do and we can give you an idea of how to do it. I've already given you the basic workflow and an easy way to make a bluish glow around the edges of a layer respond to an audio track.
Hi Rick, thanks a lot for this. I've attached a video in the comments of the sort of thing I'm looking for. I should have specified that I'm not actually looking for it to respond to an audio track, just the edges graphic effect on its own. I hope the video helps.
Hi all, I've attached a small video here I uploaded of the sort of thing I'm hoping to achieve. You can see how the border sort of pulses around itself.
I hope it helps to demonstrate what I'm looking to create. I have quite a healthy amount of experience with Premiere Pro and Photoshop although After Effects is something I'm trying to learn as best as I can.
Thanks very much.
There does not seem to be any glow or blur to the stroke effect so here's what I would do:
Or, if you want something even fancier:
Here are the screenshots of all three techniques fancied up a bit with expressions to tie the layer position together and simplify tine tuning the project. I would probably add just a touch of glow.
That's amazingly helpful, thank you very much! I appreciate you taking the time out to create and show this. I'll get on with giving this a go as it's a much better idea than anything I had previously, plus it's a great way to get me more familiar with Adobe After Effects.