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Auto-trace in AE: recreating the original iPod commercial

Ahh, the good ole’ days of 2001/2(?).  I remember them like they were yesterday.  The original iPod was (and is) the Sony Walkman of the 21st century and the commercials were the ultimate in cool.  How’d they do that cool silouette look?  Read on and find out!  Below are a few examples of taking your silouette video and adding some zip to it.

This tutorial is pretty straightforward. I’ve attached the PDF for you to download to help you create your own.

Download autotrace tutorial

This is a perfect example of why I’m passionate about the vision of Genesis Project – teaching people that After Effects is fairly easy and that some things that look hard are in fact quite easy.  Let me know if you agree or disagree.

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