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Burn Transition | After Effects Tutorial

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PROJECT SETUP
1920×1080 24fps 16bit

PROJECT MAP (Layers are arranged as they would be in the project)

BURN OBJECTS (Precomp):
1) Adjustment Layer
Fractal Noise Effect – Contrast 10, Brightness 30, Scale 3

2) White Text Layer

TRANSITION MATTE (Precomp):
1) Adjustment Layer
Brightness & Contrast Effect – Contrast 99%, Use Legacy On

2) BURN OBJECTS PRECOMP – Overlay Blending Mode
Gaussian Blur Effect – Blurriness 40, Hue Saturation – Saturation -100

3)Solid – Overlay Blending Mode, 25% Opacity
Fractal Noise Effect with scale 200

4) White Solid – Scale 200%
CC Burn Film Effect – Burn keyed from 0 at frame 30 to 100 at frame 130
Solid Composite Effect set to black

MAIN COMP:
1) Adjustment Layer
Transform Effect – Scale keyed from 110% at frame 0 to 100% at frame 120
CC Vignette Effect – Amount 250
Noise Effect – Amount of Noise 5%
Gaussian Blur – Blurriness 2
Unsharp Mask – Amount 100, Radius 1.5

2) Adjustment Layer – Screen Blending Mode, Opacity 15%
Gaussian Blur – Blurriness 200

3) Black Solid – Opacity 100% at frame 0 to 0% at frame 40

4) Adjustment Layer
Displacement Map – Displacement Map Layer DISPLACEMENT REFERENCE, Effects & Masks, Horizontal 20, Vertical 10

5) DISPLACEMENT MAP REFERENCE (TRANSITION MATTE PRECOMP) – Visibility turned off
Fast Box Blur Effect – Blur Radius 25
Invert
Shift Channels Effect – Take Alpha from Luminance
Fractal Noise Effect – Complexity 4

6) EMBERS (TRANSITION MATTE PRECOMP) – Screen Blending Mode
CC Wide Time Effect – Forward Steps 0, Backward Steps 60
Solid Composite – Black
Fractal Noise – Contrast 220, Brightness -90, Scale 40%, Opacity 50%, Multiply Blending Mode
Brightness & Contrast Effect – Contrast 100%, Use Legacy On
Fractal Noise Effect – Contrast 200, Scale 10%, Blending Mode Multiply
Turbulent Displace Effect – Size 50, Offset Turbulence – expression “[time*65,540]”, Evolution – expression “time*200”
Set Matte Effect – Take Matte from Layer BURN OBJECTS
Set Matte Effect – Take Matte from Layer DARKEN BURN / TRANSITION MATTE, Luminance, Invert Matte On
Tritone Effect – Hilights FFDD83, Midtones 8D3F18
Glow – Radius 50, Intensity 3

7) SMOKE (TRANSITION MATTE PRECOMP) – Screen Blending Mode, Opacity 20%
CC Wide Time Effect – Forward Steps 0, Backward Steps 10
Set Matte Effect – Take Matte from Layer BURN OBJECTS
Set Matte Effect – Take Matte from Layer DARKEN BURN / TRANSITION MATTE, Luminance, Invert Matte On
Fast Box Blur Effect – Blur Radius 10
Solid Composite Effect – Black
Fractal Noise Effect – Fractal Type Dynamic, Scale 300%, Complexity 10, Sub Influence 90%, Sub Scaling 65, Sub Rotation 100, Evolution – expression “time*200”, Blending Mode Multiply
Turbulent Displace Effect – Displacement Twist, Amount 40, Size 50

8) FIRE EDGE (TRANSITION MATTE PRECOMP) – Add Blending Mode
Invert Effect
Turbulent Displace Effect – Size 20
CC Composite Effect – Composite Original Multiply
Fractal Noise Effect – Contrast 200, Brightness -25, Sub Influence 200%. Blending Mode Multiply
Set Matte Effect – Take Matte from Layer BURN OBJECTS
Tritone Effect – Hilights FFDD83, Midtones 8D3F18
Glow – Radius 50, Intensity 3

9) DARKEN BURN / TRANSITION MATTE (TRANSITION MATTE PRECOMP) – Linear Burn Blending Mode
Fast Box Blur Effect – Blur Radius 30, Repeat Edge Pixels On
Levels Effect – Gamma .6
Hue Saturation Effect – Colorize On, Hue 30, Saturation 15, Lightness 15

10) BURN OBJECTS (BURN OBJECTS PRECOMP)
Set Matte Effect – Take Matte from Layer DARKEN BURN / TRANSITION MATTE, Use for Matte Luminance

11) Black Solid (Background)

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BONUS: to create the Sun Rays at 01:05:
1) Create a new image, 2000px by 2000px, with a white background.
2) Use Filter Gallery→Halftone Pattern, with size set to 12, contrast set to 50, and pattern type set to Line.
3) Rotate the layer 90 degrees.
4) Use Filter – Distort→Polar Coordinates set to “Rectangular to Polar”.

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2) Use Filter Gallery→Halftone Pattern, with size set to 12, contrast set to 50, and pattern type set to Line.
3) Rotate the layer 90 degrees.
4) Use Filter – Distort→Polar Coordinates set to “Rectangular to Polar”.

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Please leave your comments or questions on the Youtube page!

Note – this technique keeps everything live, which can cause Photoshop 2020 to have a little glitch. You may find using Blend-If (at 7:30 in the video) causes your Inner Glow effect to turn itself off. The solution: in Photoshop > Preferences > Performance, click the checkbox for Legacy Compositing to On.

Font used in this tutorial: Tondu.