How to Create Rough Hand-Drawn Inspired Edges With Fusion

Nimble Collective’s Jason Schleifer Shares His Technique for Creating Rough Edges in a Fusion Composite for that Sought After Hand-Drawn Look

Looking to bring a more organic and hand-drawn feel to your composite? Adding things like a constantly changing edge (a line boil effect) can really help there. You can even give your work a more illustrative feel by creating a more rough edge to everything.

This is what Nimble Collective’s Jason Schleifer offers some insights into. Jason shows how you can set up what he calls “crunchy, grungy matte edges” by using a few nodes in Blackmagic Design’s Fusion. Using their Micro-Series pilot project “Disrupted” as an example, Jason walks us through how that hand-drawn look was achieved. “In this case, a hand-painted look to the objects in the scene was important in order to match the incredible pre-production art work” Schleifer Says.

Although Jason uses Fusion, he notes “While some of the techniques are specific to Fusion, you should be able to adjust them to pretty much any compositor you have access to”.

You can read the entire blog post, with step by step instructions, here: Creating Crunchy Grungy Matte Edges for Disrupted.