The opportunities available for using retro effects and textures in your artwork are endless!
In this tutorial, I’ll explain the process of how to create a vintage screen-printed style looping texture in After Effects using RetroSupply Co. textures and assets.
First, we need to create a base looping pattern of paper textures that will animate every four frames.
Step 1. Setting up your project
Open After Effects and create a New Project. In your New Project, create a New Composition with the following settings
- 1920x1080 pixels
- Frame rate set to 24
- Length equalling 8 seconds
Step 2. Importing textures
With your New Composition created, begin importing your desired paper textures. I used the RSCO-Aged-Gloss-Cover from ColorLab, but you can also use any of the textures from Phantom Paper Pack or the other RetroSupply Co. paper textures. This will become the base layer of the background.
Step 3. Creating a new composition
Create a New Composition and title it PAPER. Use the same settings as before (1920x1080 pixels, 24fps) but make the length 12 frames long. Drag the texture down into the timeline, then shorten the frame length to 1 frame by clicking on the right side of the timeline bar and dragging it to the left.