How to Create a Surreal Dream Effect
I love experimenting in After Effects because it can turn ordinary footage into magical footage.
This week I was playing with some slowmo video footage, trying to give it that special 80s vibe, when I found a really simple solution by using the Glow effect in AE.
Watch the video to see the effect in action!
1.) Bring your video file into a new composition and duplicate it. Or, create a new adjustment layer.
2.) Apply the Glow effect to the top layer.
3.) Recommended glow settings: Glow Threshold: 39% | Glow Radius: 230.0 | Glow Operation: Screen
4.) Change the blend mode on the top layer to “Lighten.”
5.) Bring the opacity down to about 70%.
6.) Season to taste!