In this episode, I’ll show you how to create
a spray painted stencil effect. I’m Mark Spencer from RippleTraining.com. Welcome to Motion
Magic where you’ll learn visual effects and Motion graphics in under 5 minutes. I’m starting
with a standard Motion project which contains an image of a brick wall. Now, I’ll press
T for the text tool. Click in the canvas, type Stencil and press Escape. Since I know
the font I want, instead of dragging through the list in the heads-up display, I’ll press
Command+T for the font picker, search for the stencil font, select it and choose a size.
You can get your own stencil font on fontsquirrel.com or myfonts.com. I’ll center the text. For
the stencil paper, I’ll press R for the rectangle shape, draw a rectangle over the word, press
Escape, make sure the outline is off and the fill is on, and then give the shape some color.
To cut the letters out of the paper, I’ll use the object menu to add an image mask,
drag the text to the well, and invert the mask. To add some separation between the stencil
and the wall, I’ll select the shape, enable the drop shadow in the HUD, and adjust it.
I’ll right-click the shape to select the drop shadow tool and move it over a bit. Then return to the Transform tool. For the spray paint, I’ll select the bezier tool, click to create a path over the stencil, press return to complete the path, choose a red color, then from the shapes style pop-up menu, choose basic airbrush. In the shape inspector, in
the style pane, I’ll increase the width and decrease the spacing to make the paint
more dense. In the stroke pane, I’ll increase the jitter so the path isn’t so unnaturally smooth.
To animate this stroke, I’ll go to the Behaviors shortcut menu to select Write-On and trim it to about 2 seconds by pressing O. To peel the spray painted stencil off the wall, I’ll
put the shape and the paint stroke in their own group, then I’ll use the filter shortcut
to select distortion Page Curl. Now, when I scrub the project, there isn’t any paint
on the wall. So I’ll select the paint stroke, press K to make a clone layer, and drag the
clone out of the group above the wall. Now all the paint is on the wall. So I’ll add
an image mask to the clone, drag the shape to the mask well, invert the mask and re-activate
the shape. That’s the basic effect. In this enhanced project, I’ve added a colored spotlight,
a couple of static page curls, a spray can, and an extra image mask for a little more realism. You can download this project for free by clicking the link below. Click the Subscribe
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