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Monet Effect

Monet Effect

The Monet Effect for Adobe After Effects turns your footage into an animated impressionist painting. 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, a stop-motion effect, and subtle variations in the image to create the impression of a new painting on each frame of the animation. With nine unique presets and endless customization options, you'll have all the tools you need to create a living impressionist masterpiece.

    • Compatible with Adobe After Effects, versions CS5 and all later versions (including Creative Cloud). Works on both Mac and PC. No plugins required. (CS5 and CS6 users will notice a label on all customization controls that says "Missing". This does not affect functionality, and the controls will work as intended).
    • 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.
    • Render/preview times may be significant. Follow the suggestions on the Render Tips Page to optimize the speed of this template, and allow yourself plenty of time to render your final animation.
    • Music and footage placeholders in demo video are not included.


    The Monet Effect template is not a plugin. It's an Adobe After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because the work is already done and the user needs only to insert their footage and make their own adjustments. This template is compatible with version CS5 as well as all later versions of After Effects.

    Because the Monet Effect template contains copyrighted intellectual property, 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.

    Positive and/or negative feedback is appreciated. Use the contact page to send me a message.

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