Using ToonIt presets in Final Cut Pro for that cartoon look
This is an ideal tool for an editor who wants to work quickly to add effects to their text, logos and footage. Under the Preset Menu is a list simple controls so you may adjust your selected Preset as desired. More Damage adds more distortion to the effect, splits the color changes, adds Noise and static, and breaks apart the image, making it appear glitchy. The damage will appear in different forms depending on what Preset you have selected. Some have more static effects, while others more separation of color.
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This is an ideal tool for an editor who wants to work quickly to add effects to their text, logos and footage. Under the Preset Menu is a list simple controls so you may adjust your selected Preset as desired.
More Damage adds more distortion to the effect, splits the color changes, adds Noise and static, and breaks apart the image, making it appear glitchy. The damage will appear in different forms depending on what Preset you have selected. Some have more static effects, while others more separation of color. More Often increases how frequently the glitches and Damage appear in the frame. Turn up the More Damage control to increase the frequency, or down to make it appear less often.
The Punch It check box when turned on, multiplies and emphasizes the distortion effects of Holomatrix if a stronger effect is desired. Effect Scale changes the size of the effect. Useful when working with compositions that are smaller SD or larger 4K than the standard HD size. Scale the effect up or down over the image to get the correct look for your composition. UnMult makes the alpha channel of the Holomatrix layer transparent when the box is checked, allowing you to composite the hologram or ghost over background footage more easily.
Alpha Edge Fix removes a color fringing effect that sometimes occurs in on the edges of an image in Holomatrix when the image has a partially transparent alpha channel such as keyed footage or text.
Checking the box will remove the fringing. However, you would not want this turned on with straight video that has a fully opaque alpha channel. Frame Rate defines the frame rate.
The default Frame Rate setting is 10 FPS, which gives the hologram or display a jerky, distorted feel throughout the effect. Frame Rate also affects the frame rate of the various Holomatrix effects in exactly the same way.
For example, the motion of the horizontal Lines in some of the presets is affected by Frame Rate. The speed of the line motion is not affected; only the playback rate of the effect is changed.
Blend with Original combines your Holomatrix effects with your original footage. Noir Moderne Create dramatic noir lighting effects, with saturation controls, optically captured vignettes, flickering, venetian patterns and more using CrumplePop Noir Moderne.
To decrease the overall strength of the Vignette Preset, turn the Vignette Opacity control down from Changing the Noir Contrast slider from its default 50 will increase or decrease how evident the difference between darkness and lightness is within the image.
The Exposure controls lighten or darken the overall scene. Bring the Saturation slider up towards to add back the color of the original image or leave it at 0 for a black and white image. The Lens Blur control from 0 to to increase the intensity and influence of the Blur. Choose from the Blend Mode drop-down to select the blending mode used to composite the Noir Moderne result over the original input image.
Turning on the 18FPS checkbox changes the frame rate of your footage to 18 FPS, which gives the footage a slightly jerky, distorted feel throughout the effect. Photo 2 Give your footage the look of a classic or instant photo. Includes tools for color treatments, vignettes, camera blur and more. Choose a Frame Type from the drop-down menu to change the look of the border of the overlaid photo. Classic photo gives an even border while Caption Photo has a wider portion at the bottom of the frame.
Set the level of fade on your image using Instant Photo Fade. Set to 50 by default, the Vignette Amount slider allows you to add more or less of a darkened vignette around the edges of your photo frame. Turn down to 0 for no vignette effect. The Blur Amount softens the focused areas of the footage, giving it a more stylized, lo-fi look to your image.
Because the aspect ration of the footage may be different from the Photo frame effect, you may need to adjust this to keep the desired subject in the footage within the frame. Another way to keep the subject in the Photo 2 effect is to use the Photo Scale tool to make the footage small or larger within the frame. When Scaling down you may notice some repeating lines around the edges.
The Scale slider will shrink or grow the size of the Photo Frame, allowing you to adjust the size of the photo within the composition frame.
Sobel Edges A useful “find edges” stylize effect that with variable blending. Use the Threshold control to adjust how strongly the Sobel Edge effects the layer it is applied to.
Turn this slider down to 0. Set to by default, the Brightness control allows you to set the brightness intensity of the edges. Turn it up to to make the edges as bright as possible, or adjust down towards 0 to make the brightness more subtle. The Smoothing slider is useful in creating a smoothed out stylized look to your edges.
Turn this control up towards 1. The X Strength parameter is useful to isolate and increase the sobel edge effect along the edges that run in the vertical direction while the Y Strength parameter allows you to increase the sobel effect exclusively along the horizontal edges of the footage. When increased from 0 the Sharpen tool adds strong dark lines to the bright sobel edges to increase the detail that appears in the images. The Post-Blur control allows you to add blur to the overall image including the sobel edges and the original image.
Increase the Blend with Original slider towards to show more of the original footage and less of the sobel edge effect. You will probably use this filter the most. ToonIt Cartoon contains the internal rotoscoping and edge detection that together produce a fully realized cartoon effect. Cartoon Presets: Preprocessing Add Expressionist Noise: For a quick start, choose an option from the EN Preset drop-down menu.
The Stroke Size works in tangent with the Stroke Size Boost checkbox to give the edges of the image a strong, brush stroked appearance. Higher settings will produce larger strokes. The Tightness slider controls the degree to which blended edges across regions have to be similar to the original edge.
Lower settings caused rendered strokes to be larger and looser. This is probably the most useful control to manipulate when using Expressionist Noise to preprocess other ToonIt effects.
The Contrast slider brings out a stippled brush effect within the image, giving it a rougher, more contrasted feel when increased to 3. To increase the overall effect of the Expressionist Noise group, turn up the Amplify slider towards 7. Blur Blur Type: Three Blur Types control the type of blending and smoothing that occur among the color fields and outline segments.
Smoothing Blur: Intended for a fast image cleanup – smoothing the image while retaining major edges. Retouch Blur: A slightly slower image cleanup that smooths selectively, based on statistical analysis of the image surface. Results are similar to a high-quality lab retouching of a photo to reduce pimples and wrinkles, while retaining convincing hair and skin details. Can be used for effect preprocessing, but works well alone for one-step beauty enhancement of closeup and extreme closeup shots.
Disable the Blur group and run ToonIt without a primary blur. This Blur Type disables all of the Main Blur controls. Blur Radius: This control is activated when the Smoothing Blur option is chosen from the Blur Type menu. Radius defines the size of a blur that is applied to the image before the Fill process step. The default is 2 with a value range of 1 to 3. A higher Radius value will result in greater smoothing of the brights and darks in the image. Blur Boost: Check this box to resample the image across a wider area around each pixel, which will increase smoothing within the blur.
Smoothing Color Range: This control is activated when the Smoothing Blur Type is chosen. Turning this slider up to increases the range of color within the image that is affected by the Smoothing Blur. Retouch Mix: Retouch Blur is a more subtle effect on the image than Smoothing.
Cartoon Strength Boost is turned on by default. It emphasizes the Cartoon Strength effect. Uncheck this box to get smoother transitions between colors in the image. Cartoon Softness blends the colors of the image together, softening details within the fill. This is especially useful for toning down contrasts in areas of shadow and highlight to get a softer yet stylized look.
Cartoon Flatness is turned up to the maximum setting by default, creating the flat style of fill seen when ToonIt is applied. Lower values will decrease the flatness of the colored areas and bring a subtler, modeled look to your image. Outline Color: This is useful to soften and integrate the outlines into the overall scene.
Outline Blur: None mode results in the greatest coverage of outlines. Outline Smoothing Blur will pre-smooth the image, resulting in less coverage. Outline Radius:
Using ToonIt presets in Final Cut Pro for that cartoon look
Just copy the custom presets from that location on the old machine to the same location on the new machine after installing ToonIt on the new machine. All your . ToonIt’s Preset Manager is a simple interface area that lets you work with pre- made groups of ToonIt! Photo settings. We’ve shipped a whole bunch of Photoshop. Using ToonIt is a snap, and version 2 has a nicely reorganized set of controls. ToonIt 2 A number of presets ship with the product. Just click.
A reorganzied interface and new controls grouped by style, give you more flexibility. Please note: Presets do not work in Premiere Pro.
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ToonIt’s Preset Manager is a simple interface area that lets you work with pre- made groups of ToonIt! Photo settings. We’ve shipped a whole bunch of Photoshop. To apply the presets in After Effects, go to the menu item Animation> Apply The ToonIt preset will apply the plug-in, along with all settings and animation. ToonIt! Photo uses Toonamation technology to process your image and create toon it Presets for Easy Cartoon Effects. ToonIt! sets down a flat cel-shaded look.