Watercolour on paper is a popular motion graphics style and I’ve turned to stock footage on more than one occasion for that look. It is possible though to create this look in After Effects, and for my latest experiment while playing with the Foam and Turbulent Displace effects I started zeroing in on a watercolour look, that while still rough is pretty convincing.
So for Experiment 11 we’re going to concentrate on watercolour looks and this time I’m going to offer my project file as a starting point if you need it. See if you can improve on mine or start from scratch using your own selection of effects. The object here is to make convincing watercolour looks using only standard After Effects tools. Post a JPG or a link to a movie in the comments. We may even collect the best and make them available as a download. Download Project