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Monet Effect - After Effects (Turn Footage into Impressionist Painting)
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What is it?

The Monet Effect turns your footage into an animated impressionist painting in Adobe After Effects. Imitate the style of impressionist painter Claude Monet, or choose from a number of other painterly looks. They can all be customized with easy-to-use controls so you can achieve the perfect effect for your footage.

The Monet Effect works equally well for footage or images. It uses authentic paintbrush textures, canvas textures, and a stop-motion effect to create the impression of a new painting on each frame. With nine unique presets and endless customization options, you'll have all the tools you need to create a living impressionist masterpiece.

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Just drop in your HD or 4K footage or photo, and instantly generate a stop-motion impressionist painting. Get the perfect look with easy-to-use customization controls.

Learn how to give your footage a Claude Monet painting look with "Monet Effect" for After Effects

Even After Effects beginners will be able to turn their footage to an impressionist painting!

Nine painterly presets for your footage.

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The "Monet Effect" and over 40 other unique art effects are included in the "Creation Art Effects" template.

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  • This template is compatible with Adobe After Effects, version CS5 and all later versions. Works on both PCs and Macs. No plugins required.

  • This template has been universalized, so it will work for users running After Effects in other languages, as long as they're using CS6 and up. The template may partially work in foreign languages in CS5, but with some errors.

  • The template includes both HD (1920x1080) and 4K (4096x2160) comps. The effects work great on photos, text, and graphics with transparent backgrounds, but it is not designed for exporting images at a higher resolution than 4096x2160.

  • This template includes 9 presets, or unique painting looks for your footage. Each painting effect has a separate comp that is 10 frames per second, giving them the choppy stop-motion look seen in the demo video. You can change their frame rates in the "Composition Settings" panel, or if you like the look of a reduced frame rate, but need to export at a higher rate like 29.97fps or 25fps, create a new comp with the higher frame rate, and place the Van Gogh Effect comp into that one.

  • Footage and music in demo video not included.

  • This template has been "universalized", so it will work in After Effects running in any language (CS6 and up).

The Monet Effect template is not a plugin, so there is nothing to install. Rather, it's an Adobe After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because most of the work is already done and the user needs only to make their own customizations. This template is compatible with version CS5 as well as all later versions of After Effects.

Monet Effect contains copyrighted intellectual property. The animations you create with this product are 100% yours and can be used for commercial purposes, but the sharing or online posting of project files with or for anyone other than a client is prohibited. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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Need to Know

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