How To Create Animated Watercolor Textures in Ae

Alice Markham Shows How to Get a Hand Drawn Animated Watercolor Textures Look in Ae.

Creating an animated watercolor effect in After Effects is a lot simpler than you would imagine. Zulu8’s Alice Markham shows some techniques to get that valued hand-drawn hand-painted look to animation. The premise involves animating a watercolor textures and alpha.

As Alice shows, there are a couple of ways that you can achieve this in Ae. One method involves animating the alpha using a script to change it on every nth frame. Alice walks through how to create custom textures using alpha channels and luma mattes, and how they all come together to form the animated watercolor effect.