Ambient Light & Slideshow

Ambient Light & Slideshow

Posted on 14. Apr, 2007 by in After Effects

See how to recreate something, that one of TV producers has Tea Cups With Lids Amber Rings Wholesale Tea Trays Toddler Sleeping Bags indroduced in his FlatScreen TV Sets. You will also learn how to create a slideshow.

Some TV sets now come with very cool feature of creating an ambient light around the screen that matches the color of whatever is on the screen. I thought this is pretty cool thing to do, and i tried to recreate this effect in after effects. In this tutorial we will simulate a FlatScreen TV hanging on the wall with ambient light option turned on.

You will also learn how to create slideshows fast, and how to use this ambient light technique to alter your slideshows background color to match photos used in the slideshow. No expressions, no scripts. Pure build-in effects.

This is very easy to achieve, and it will increase the quality of your slideshow, and visualizations.

Photos used in this tutorial come from By the time they were downloaded, they were licensed as royalty free, and were free to use in any way you like (standard restrictions). Just to make sure, go to right now, or just click here to read the Standard restriction agreement.

Download: Tutorial project file (After Effects CS2)

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9 Responses to “Ambient Light & Slideshow”

  1. Kopiart

    14. Apr, 2007

    How can you say that nothing’s going on on the footage? :-) Man, I play in this movie, and it is as interesting as the tutorial itself.

  2. Harry Frank

    19. Jul, 2007

    Very cool idea! I’ve not found a use for Color Link as of yet. Thanks for the tip!!

  3. fernando

    28. Sep, 2007

    very very good and thank you very much

  4. Mike

    16. Oct, 2007

    I have tried three different browsers, and downloaded the latest flash player; but I still unable to play the tutorial. It just sits there. I frequently watch creative cow videos without problem.

    Please help

  5. Maltaannon

    17. Oct, 2007

    It should be working now. Like I’ve explained in my last post (I’m baaack!) I’m in the middle of moving the site to another server so temporary problems may occur. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  6. Vivek

    08. Jan, 2008

    Let me know from where can I download your 3D Camera Lighting Efeects file…

  7. doufu

    08. Feb, 2008

    e~e`~the flv file can’t download yet , maybe its url corupt?

  8. cc

    21. Jun, 2008

    so cool

  9. dwmcse

    04. Nov, 2008

    thank you for this tutorial. I needed a way to make a photo slideshow stand out.. this was perfect. Keep em coming!!