In Harmony, you can add effects through the Timeline view, connecting them to your drawing layers and then adjusting the parameters until you achieve the look you want.
- In the Timeline view, select the layer on which you want to add an effect.
- Do one of the following:
|‣||From the top menu, select Insert > Effects > desired effect.|
|‣||In the Layers toolbar, click the Add Layers button and select Effects > desired effect.|
|‣||From the Timeline menu, select Insert > Effects > desired effect.|
The effect appears in the Timeline view.
- In the Camera view, click the Render View button to see the scene's rendered current frame and effect. Note that most effects cannot be played back in real time. You need to use the Render and Playoption in the Playback toolbar.
- In the Timeline view, double-click on the effect layer to open the Layer Properties window. You can also select the effect layer and see its properties in the Layer Properties view.
The Layer Properties view opens, displaying the parameters available for the selected effect.
- In the Layer Properties view, adjust the effect’s parameters
—see Effects in Harmony.
- To play back your scene with the final effects, in the Playback toolbar, click the Render and Play button.
Once you have set the parameters for the effect, you can store it in the Library view as a template, so you can quickly reuse it without resetting the parameters again—see Templates.
- Select a drawing layer.
- Click the Add Layers button and select Effects > Highlight.
The Highlight effect is parented to the selected layer.
- In the Drawing or Camera view, create a drawing on a new layer that will act as the matte.
- In the Timeline view, click the Collapse/Expand button on the effect layer.
Drag and drop the matte layer beside the Matte field.
- Display the effect properties and adjust them until you achieve the desired effect.