Adding Lens Distortion in Adobe After Effects

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Lens distortion is just one of the many effects you can add to a project in post production. Find out about adding lens distortion in After Effects with help from a professional in the fields of video/film production and art in this free video clip.

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Hi I'm Cori DiSimone an animator. And I'm here to tell you about how to add lens distortion in After Effects. The first thing you do is bring your image into After Effects, import it. And then you can go to effect, distort, and then CC lens and apply that to the image that you want to distort. You can move the distorted lens around in your piece and so you can set keyframes for the center of that lens to make it look like a magnifying glass or a big water bubble is moving across your image. And so that's what I went ahead and did is set a bunch of keyframes for the center to move that bubble around. So from here you can really play with it. So that's how you set lens distortion in After Effects.


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