A Compositing Approach to the Toon Shaded Look: 30 Days of Ae

With day 24 of the School of Motion’s 30 days of After Effects, Joey Korenman attempts to break out of out the After Effects plugin mindset by creating a toon (cartoon) look by thinking like a compositor.

The “toon shaded” look is pretty dang popular these days. There are, of course, plugins and effects that can make something look “cartoonish,” but there is always a price to be paid for convenience and that price is control over the final look.Joey Korenman, SchoolofMotion.com

Joey uses a technique from Mt. Mograph, which showed how to Create a Gooey Center for Torn Layers in After Effects.