- What Is the 'Beam of Shimmering Light' Effect?
- Step 1: Setting Up Your Project
- Step 2: Creating Color Mattes and Moving Them into Position
- Step 3: Altering the Size and Opacity of Each Color Matte
- Step 4: Adding Effects to the Color Mattes
- Step 5: Copying the Effects from One Color Matte to Another
- Final Steps: Test Render and Export
- Well Done!
Step 5: Copying the Effects from One Color Matte to Another
Once you're happy with the effects you've added to the top color matte, you can enhance the Beam of Shimmering Light even further by copying-and-pasting these effects from the top color matte to the two others below.
Task: Copy the effects from one color matte to another by doing the following:
- If the Properties view for the top color matte (light blue) on the Third_Layer track isn't open, click that top clip to select it, and then click the Properties button (see Figure 26).
- Click the actual text label for the Noise effect to highlight it; then hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click the Gaussian Blur text label to highlight that effect at the same time (see Figure 27).
- Right-click inside either text label area and select Copy from the contextual menu (see Figure 28).
- Click the second color matte clip (dark blue) on the Second_Layer track to select it. If the Properties view for this color matte clip didn't appear, click the Properties button to open Properties view.
- Right-click anywhere in the blank area of the Properties view and select Paste from the contextual menu (see Figure 29). This action will apply both effects, complete with the correct parameters, to that clip.
- Repeat steps 45, pasting the effects onto the white color matte on the Core track.
- As a final touch, open the Gaussian Blur effect for the white color matte on the Core track. Change the Blur Dimensions to Horizontal and Vertical (see Figure 30).
- Repeat step 7 for the color matte clip on the Second_Layer track. When you're finished, your final effect should look something like Figure 31.