According to the Promo launched by Video Copilot, Shockwave HD is a Particle Stock Footage pack which are simulated using real world physics. The pack includes 50 animated Shockwave elements, Pre-Matte and High Definition.
Lets take a look at how you can use the Shockwave HD Particle FX pack and integrate it in your footage. Since the original file has black background, you need to create transparency. Also, these Particle FX are black and white and you can use the TINT effect to colorize it in any color.
Creating Transparency in Shockwave HD Particle FX
- Create a new composition and import any Shockwave HD Particle FX video into the comp. Select the layer and duplicate it by going into Edit > Duplicate or use keyboard shortcut key CTRL + D.
- Change the Track Matte of the second layer to Luma Matte.
- The black background will be eliminated and transparency will be achieved. Now pre-compose both the layer into a single layer. To do that, select both the layer and go into Layers > Pre-compose or use keyboard shortcut key CRTL + SHIFT + C.
Colorizing Shockwave HD Particle FX
- After Pre-composing both the layer, add TINT effect to the pre-composed layer to colorize the Footage. Select the Pre-composed layer and go into Effects > Color Correction >Tint.
- Change ‘Map Black To’ as well as ‘Map White to’ to any color you want, this will colorize the footage to that particular color.
- The Final footage looks something like this.
Adding Glow to Shockwave HD Particle FX
To add glow, select the pre-composed layer and go into Effects > Stylize > Glow. This will add the glow effect. Increase the Glow radius a bit or according to your satisfaction.