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Hand Illustrated Effect – After Effects Tutorial

In this After Effects tutorial, we’ll check out a technique for giving typography, shapes, and artwork a unique hand-illustrated look. Using adjustment layers, this effect is highly customizable can be applied quickly to multiple elements.


ADJUSTMENT LAYER SETUP
(Effects and layers are listed as they appear in the project)

1) HILIGHT Adjustment Layer
Fill- Color: Black
Bevel Alpha- Edge Thickness 15, Light Angle 50, Light Intensity 1
Simple Choker: Choke Matte 7
Solid Composite: Color Black
Fractal Noise: Complexity 3, Blending Mode Overlay
Fast Box Blur: Radius 2
Threshold: Level 110
Median: Radius 3
Fast Box Blur: Radius 1
Brightness & Contrast: Contrast 80, Use Legacy On
Set Matte: Default Settings


2) SMOOTH ALPHA Adjustment Layer
Turbulent Displace: Displacement Bulge, Amount 3, Size 40, Complexity 4, Evolution Expression “time*400”
Fast Box Blur: Radius 5
CC Threshold: Threshold 110, Channel Alpha
Roughen Edges: Fractal Influence 0

5 textures used in this tutorial:

InkPaint 220 - Light splatter paint

small: 632×960 png

medium: 1264×1920 png

large: 2059×3128 png

Grunge 246 - Light dots pattern

small: 960×641 jpg

medium: 1920×1281 jpg

large: 4240×2829 jpg

x large: 7952×5304 jpg

Paper 178 - Paper texture overlay

small: 960×641 jpg

medium: 1920×1281 jpg

large: 4240×2829 jpg

x large: 7952×5304 jpg

Vector 142 - Heart

.EPS file

Vector 263 - Illustrated sun ray lines

.EPS file