The Last of Us intro
Recreating… #TheLastofUs 📺
Went with a slightly different vibe – what do you think? 👀
How I recreated this intro
I used After Effects to composite the intro and effects. Photoshop was used to create my weird, veiny tree assets!
It was all about the trees with this one After watching the intro a few times, I was wondering how I could easily create and animate veins.. I had an idea to do with trees. I sourced some tree images, customised them inside Photoshop and sent them over to After Effects.
Using the AutoFill plugin, I was able to quickly animate the trees and branches filling in. You could create a similar effect but animating multiple masks but, it might take a while! I duplicated the animated trees, changed the colours and offset the animation speed – and that was my veins built!
I recreated the title with a similar font and roughed it up a bit with some textures I found online. I used blend modes and the matte effect to fill the text with my veiny trees. Using blend modes again, I layered some smoke and dust stock footage to give the title card some needed atmosphere and depth.
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