Thursday, November 27th, 2008 | Author:

This is a simple project based on a gradient wipe. I saw a flash site with a similar transition effect and was wondering how easy it would be to replicate… a gradient wipe with some vector blur was all that was needed.

It’s not an especially interesting project but I’ve found it to be a useful example of how you can take a basic gradient, pre-compose it to create a displacement map, an edge map and a vector blur map, and for demonstrating what the vector blur effect can be used for.

One day I’ll play around with it and see how much I can enhance it. I’ll probably start by using the texturise plug-in with a paper texture, and maybe the caustics effect to get some depth, and a few other things I’ve got in mind…

Try it here: Watercolour Wipe

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