A hobby I’ve mentioned on this blog is Exploration HQ, an online video series I’ve created with a friend. Since our last batch of videos years ago, I’ve made higher quality and resolution logos.
The new one has a few variants. It was made in Photoshop, same as the last. It was made through layering a couple of photos of grass using different masking effects. The polygon tool was also used for the triangle; the first time around, I’d actually meticulously drawn a triangle because I had no idea how to make a triangle in Photoshop at the time.
New Logo and Variants
Using After Effects to Create an Intro
In the two above images, I’ve made it easy to see where I’ve masked the logo by showing it with the logo and one without. There are three masks; pink, green, and yellow. Each for different sections of the logo. Using these masks, a stroke effect has been applied and animated using keyframes.
The two big tools used on the logo were the masking tool and the stroke effect.
Finally, a black solid was used as the background and used the gradient ramp and noise effects to create a subtle red vignette. CC Ball Action was used for a particle effect.
The final product is linked below.