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The Van Gogh Effect for After Effects allows you to instantly turn your footage into a realistic, animated painting - in a style that imitates master painter Vincent Van Gogh.

The Van Gogh effect works equally well for footage or images, and is completely customizable using convenient slider controls. Easily achieve the trademark swirls of the famous "Starry Night", or the wavy brush strokes of Van Gogh's self portraits. With authentic brush textures, custom paint strokes, and an unmistakable Van Gogh style, this efect will effortlessly turn your ordinary footage into a masterpiece!

Van Gogh Effect for After Effects

Create animated paintings in the style of

Vincent Van Gogh!

Just drop in your footage or image, and instantly forge one
of two Van Gogh looks (see left). Both options can be customized to get the best look for your unique footage.

Watch the Video Tutorial

Even After Effects beginners will have no problem
turning their footage to a post-impressionist painting!

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Vincent Van Gogh Portrait Photo Effect

The Van Gogh Effect is also included in the "Creation Art
" template, which
contains 40 unique art effects.

Go to Creation Art Effects

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  • Compatible with Adobe After Effects, versions CS5 and all later versions (including Creative Cloud). No plugins required.
  • Many of the clips in the demo look "choppy" due to a low frame rate. Frame rate can be adjusted with the included Stop Motion Effect.
  • Frame images, animated mattes, and alternative paint and canvas textures are included.
  • Music and footage placeholders in demo video are not included.
  • This template is easy to use, but detailed instructions are found inside the template and in the above video tutorial.
  • Comps are 1920x1080/30fps, but any resolution or frame rate will work (by changing the size/frame rate of the comps).
  • This template has been universalized, meaning it will work with After Effects running in any language.

The Van Gogh Effect template is not a plugin. It's an Adobe After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because the work is already done and the user needs only to insert their footage and make their own adjustments. This template is compatible with version CS5 as well as all later versions of After Effects.

Because the Van Gogh Effect template contains copyrighted intellectual property, the sharing or online posting of project files with or for anyone other than a client is prohibited. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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