In this free lesson from video2brain's course, Adobe After Effects CS6: Learn by Video, Angie Taylor explains how the compound effect is an effect that refers to, or takes values from, another layer in your comp. In this video we'll look at how this works by examining the Lens Blur effect, which can be used to create a pull focus effect on your layers. You'll see how to apply it selectively to specific areas of your footage using a Luminance Map we create using the Ramp effect. For more information on this course, please visit http://www.video2brain.com/en/after-effects-learn-by-video
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