January 24, 2013
by Clay Asbury
As Editors, we all need elements like flares, light leaks, grain, etc.
There are some good paid resources out there, but a lot of people have limited funds so free stuff is always welcome.
As I find more cool free stuff like light leaks, lens flares, I will add them to the list.
This is a good place to start, and let me know if you have any cool freebie links.
Free Film Flash/Light Leaks/Grain- use in different Modes (Add/Screen/Softlight)
https://vimeo.com/38137955 (8mm film grain)
https://vimeo.com/38137956 (35mm film grain)
I did a tutorial on using light leaks here. https://vimeo.com/38384245
Design Elements/Brushes/Free Sampler Packs
http://theodyssey.co/free-stuff (Motion Graphics Elements) (register to download)
http://www.cgtextures.com/ (register to download, free textures)
http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/applications/psbrushes/?order=15 (photoshop brushes)
Additional Free Presets for After Effects
Come back here tomorrow to learn all about Lens Whacking so you can create most of the above effects on your own, free and easy!