How to Animate a Pixel Stretch Effect in Ae

ActionVFX shows how to create a pixel stretch effect with standard Ae tools.

We’ve all seen the pixel stretch effect in still images. It’s an easy effect to pull off with video in After Effects thanks to CC Scale Wipe. A new tutorial from ActionVFX shows how you can get this unique look in Ae quickly.

Pixel Stretch Using CC Scale Wipe.

An often overlooked effect, Scale Wipe kind of mimics a pixel sorter effect that is for a glitchy type of look. You can mix CC Scale Wipe with the standard mirror and polar coordinates effects to create some nice-looking pixel stretch animations in your footage.

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