How to Create SABER GLOW EFFECT for your Valorant Montage / Edit in After Effects Tutorial

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In this video I teach you how to use Video Copilot's FREE Saber plugin to create this saber glow outline effect for Valorant Clips for your Edits and Montages using Adobe After Effects. These techniques can also be used for any kind of clips even in other games such as Fortnite, Counter Strike (CS:GO), Rainbow Six Siege (R6S) etc.

I teach you how to easily track, animate and customise the look of your saber to best fit your clips.



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Just wanna share that I've made this using Rotobrush 2.0 and Auto-Trace feature of AE. Not sure if there's already a tutorial regarding this but just messed around with this one until I got it haha

Basically you do the following:
1) cut the clip you want to rotobrush

2) select the part where you want the saber effect applied

3) adjust rotobrush per frame as needed

4) the resulting clip will have black background(at least that's what happened to mine) and shows what you've selected.

5) Go to Layer > Auto Trace and let it do its thing. You should now have the rotobrushed subject a mask of sorts that you can use

6) duplicate layer

7) on the duplicated layer apply Saber effect(optional, you can apply this on the actual clip)

8) on Customize Cores setting - select layer masks and the Saber Effect should be wrapping around your subject now.

9) Go to Render Settings > Composite Settings > use transparent or add depending on the effect you want

Play around with the settings for the glows and stuff.. By now you have a saber effect-ed gun for your montages! 😊

Author — Gab Jornacion

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I dont even understand english perfectly and never used after effects, but your explanation was perfect, great video bro !
will definily try to use it, thank you.

Author — GROHX

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I don't even have after effects, I just love watching this kind of content for no reason!

Author — Hussky

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You’ve actually explained this perfect compared to other videos I’ve now made this in 2 of my montages now! Thanks man

Author — N7XON

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You can also use the trace mask option on a mask so it tracks it automatically, it usually works quite well but you may need to make adjustments

Author — Profi

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I've been wanting to do this effect since ages and wanted to find a video for premier pro as all the after effects ones I had found were very complicated but thanks for making this video, this was the first after effects video that I understood completely as you explained it so well

Author — Poonam Yadav

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Thank you so much. I've looked for hours for a nice and simple tutorial. I can now edit in AE for my vids. Thanks

Author — TheXVeffect

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Bro useful tutorial thank you man! The tracking was a little bit hard but the effect just looked to great, keep it up man!

Author — Levitating Beast

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So much potential with this effect thanks for the tutorial

Author — DeaziHD

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Great tutorial mate! Played around with sabre before for other things, but will have to give this ago in my next edit. Cheers!

Author — Koziine

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You can use the roto to "mask" it. Make a copy of the clip then on the upper layer clip do the roto and make sure that on every frame the gun is clear with nothing else, then do an auto trace, fix things if needed and apply the saber to the mask that the auto trace did.
(Traces it way better than the tracker)

Author — Inzendis

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Tip: Use rotobrash and curves. Adjust curves to the image that you wanna track to make a difference between your mask and backroung and rotobrush should do very good job

Author — CAPGUNRIDE

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You can use the roto to "mask" it. Make a copy of the clip then on the upper layer clip do the roto and make sure that on every frame the gun is clear with nothing else, then do an auto trace, fix things if needed and apply the saber to the mask that the auto trace did.
(Traces it way better than the tracker)

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you dont even understand how much I love your edits and how much youve helped me improve your actually a great editors whos tutorials actually help I dont know why your so underated but Im subscribing

Author — kulltie

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This tutorial was just at the right pace, thanks!

Author — JOSELMAO

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I gotta keep it real this is easily one of the best tutorials I've ever watched <3

Author — Griz

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Do you have a tutorial like this for Premiere Pro? I want to do basically this exact same trailing effect, but I have seen no other tutorials quite like this. Thanks a ton, great work.

Author — Mr. Magnificent

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hi! ik this might be a dumb question and i’m not sure if u addressed it in the video, but do i apply the effect to the clip before editing or after i’m done with all my syncing and other effects and stuff. love the videos btw, super helpful!!

Author — s6uls

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thanks for the tutorial man.it really helped me a lot❤

Author — Metal Cap

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Awesome vid ! good instructions and super easy to follow.
u got my sub

Author — StormFPS