3D Channel effects

Third-party effects:

  • EXtractoR effect

  • IDentifier effect

  • ID Matte

Blur & Sharpen effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Cross Blur effect (CS6)

  • CC Radial Blur effect

  • CC Radial Fast Blur effect

  • CC Vector Blur effect

Channel effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Composite effect

Color Correction effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Color Neutralizer effect (CS6)

  • CC Color Offset effect

  • CC Kernel effect (CS6)

  • CC Toner effect

Detail-preserving Upscale effect

From an expert: Detail-preserving Upscale Effect

From an expert: Detail-preserving Upscale Effect
Steve Forde

The Detail-preserving Upscale effect is capable of scaling up images by large amounts while preserving details in the image. The sharpness of sharp lines and curves is preserved. For example, you can scale up from SD frame sizes to HD frame sizes, or from HD frame sizes to digital cinema frame sizes.

This effect is very closely related to the Preserve Details resampling option in the Image Size dialog box in Photoshop. For more information, see Resizing Images in Photoshop.

Effect controls

The following controls are available for the Detail-preserving Upscale effect:

  • Fit To Comp Width: Sets Scale percentage so that the layer's width matches the composition's width.
  • Fit To Comp Height: Sets Scale percentage so that the layer's height matches the compositions's height.
  • Scale: The minimum value is 100%.
  • Reduce Noise: Used to apply noise reduction before the scaling calculations. Increase the value so that noise is not mistakenly treated as a detail that should be preserved.
  • Detail: High values increase the sharpness or contrast of edges; however ringing or halo artifacts may be introduced. Low values of Detail keep the edges more smooth and natural.
  • Alpha: Processes the alpha channel differently from the color channels. You can choose to process the alpha channel differently than the color channels, for performance reasons. The default is Bicubic.

The Detail-preserving Upscale effect is slower than other scaling alternatives, such as using the layer's native bilinear or bicubic scaling in the Transform property group.

Distort effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Bend It effect

  • CC Bender effect

  • CC Blobbylize effect

  • CC Flo Motion effect

  • CC Griddler effect

  • CC Lens effect

  • CC Page Turn effect

  • CC Power Pin effect

  • CC Ripple Pulse effect

  • CC Slant effect

  • CC Smear effect

  • CC Split effect

  • CC Split 2 effect

  • CC Tiler effect

Expression Controls effects

  • Angle Control effect

  • Checkbox Control effect

  • Color Control effect

  • Layer Control effect

  • Point Control effect

  • Slider Control effect

Generate effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Glue Gun effect

  • CC Light Burst 2.5 effect

  • CC Light Rays effect

  • CC Light Sweep effect

  • CC Threads effect (CS6)

Keying effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Simple Wire Removal effect

  • Keylight

Matte effects

Third-party effects:

  • mocha shape

Noise & Grain effects

Perspective effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Cylinder effect

  • CC Environment effect (CS6)

  • CC Sphere effect

  • CC Spotlight effect

Simulation effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Ball Action effect

  • CC Bubbles effect

  • CC Drizzle effect

  • CC Hair effect

  • CC Mr. Mercury effect

  • CC Particle Systems II effect

  • CC Particle World effect

  • CC Pixel Polly effect

  • CC Rainfall effect (CS6)

  • CC Scatterize effect

  • CC Snowfall effect (CS6)

  • CC Star Burst effect

Stylize effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Block Load effect (CS6)

  • CC Burn Film effect

  • CC Glass effect

  • CC Kaleida effect

  • CC Mr. Smoothie effect

  • CC Plastic effect (CS6)

  • CC RepeTile effect

  • CC Threshold effect

  • CC Threshold RGB effect

Text effects

Time effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Force Motion Blur effect

  • CC Time Blend effect

  • CC Time Blend FX effect

  • CC Wide Time effect

Transition effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Glass Wipe effect

  • CC Grid Wipe effect

  • CC Image Wipe effect

  • CC Jaws effect

  • CC Light Wipe effect

  • CC Line Sweep effect (CS6)

  • CC Radial ScaleWipe effect

  • CC Scale Wipe effect

  • CC Twister effect

  • CC WarpoMatic effect (CS6)

Utility effects

Third-party effects:

  • CC Overbrights effect (CS6)

Obsolete effects

Effects in the Obsolete category are retained for compatibility with projects created with previous versions of After Effects. When updating projects or creating new projects, you should use alternative effects and techniques rather than effects in the Obsolete category.

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