Compound Blur

The Compound Blur effect blurs pixels in the effect layer based on the luminance values of a control layer, also known as a blur layer or blurring map. By default, bright values in the blur layer correspond to more blurring of the effect layer, while dark values correspond to less blurring; select Invert Blur for…

Channel Blur

The Channel Blur effect individually blurs the red, green, blue, or alpha channels of a layer. There is some cool things you can do with this blur. You can blur only specific channels, and if you keep all the numbers the same for each channel, you will get a balanced blur. Note: If you have…

CC Vector Blur

CC Vector Blur is a blur effect that can’t really work to its full potential on its own. It needs other layers to help do the work. I originally thought the vector blur would work as a similar feature as Reel Smart Motion Blur, but it does not. Vector here does not mean vector like…

CC Radial Fast Blur

The CC Radial Fast Blur is a simpler version of the CC Radial Blur. It only creates the Straight Zoom blur and you have no control over the quality. You can adjust the center of the effect. Amount increases the intensity of the blur. I find that 100 is where it is essentially unusable. You…

CC Radial Blur

CC Radial Blur is more feature packed in comparison to the normal radial blur. It can do multiple types as well as other things. Type: There are 6 types of blurs that you can do. I have set all the examples to 50 amount and 50 quality for convenience sake. Straight Zoom blurs everything outward…

CC Crosses Blur

CC Cross Blur creates X and Y streaks. The larger the radius, the longer the crosses are. You can also blend them in specific ways. It looks slightly creepy.    

Camera Lens Blur

This blur creates blurs that can be similar to a lens blur in Photoshop. This blur is a lot more complex than other blur modes, so while this is more realistic, it also takes longer to render. The camera lens blur is similar to the lens blur in photoshop. It creates a simulated lens blur…

Box Blur

    Box Blur is similar to Fast Blur and Gaussian Blur, but Box Blur has the added advantage of an Iterations property, which allows you to control the quality of the blur. So basically the basic blur adds a sort of box-ish blur to the image. However, the more iterations, the more times the…

Bilateral Blur

The Bilateral Blur effect selectively blurs an image so that edges and other details are preserved. Areas with high contrast—where pixel values differ by a large amount—are blurred less than areas of low contrast. The primary difference between the Bilateral Blur effect and the Smart Blur effect is that edges and details are still blurred…

Welcome!

Hello everyone, Because I have not done any formal training in AE. I have pretty much spent a lot of my time in complete ignorance to all the available effects with AE. This database will be a learning step for myself but also a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about how a…