How to Use the Paint FX Free Pack: Amazing Animated Video Effects for Adobe Premiere Pro
We know you’re out here trying to create amazing video content on a budget! That’s why our team at CinePacks is frequently developing free packs of awesome video effects (and even updating our older ones). This free Paint FX Sample Pack includes 4K animated video effects and paint splatter overlays that can be integrated into your music video or film to give it a new style. The best part about these assets is that they’re so easy to use; just drag and drop the video effects into Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro (no plugins needed). We also have a full pack of paint video effects available for purchase on our website. Take a look at all the awesome things you can do with this free pack of paint video effects in Adobe Premiere Pro!
Note: This is an Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial, but these paint splatter video effects also work in Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve (not Sony Vegas).
Find the Free Paint FX Sample pack on the CinePacks website. This is a free pack, so all you have to do is provide us with your email address so we can send you the download link. Once you receive the link in your inbox, download and unzip the folder of free video effects. This free pack includes two paint splatter overlays (as well as a $5 off coupon if you’d like to purchase our full pack). Drag these video effects into Adobe Premiere Pro.
Drag the animated video effect into your timeline above your footage. (Right click and select “Scale to Frame Size” if needed.) We chose the black Drip Transition to start with. Use the Rate Stretch tool by hitting “R” on your keyboard to change the speed of the video transition if desired. To change the color of the paint animation, drag “Tint” onto the video effect and click “Map Black To.” Then, select the color you’d like to change it to, adjusting the Brightness and Contrast if needed.
To use our paint splatter overlays, drag it into your timeline above your footage. Hold down the Alt key to duplicate the clip over and over again so the video effects can last through the duration of your video. To change the color of this paint splatter effect, drag Tint (under Video Effects → Color Correction) onto the white effect you’d like altered and select “Map White to” and select your new color. Experiment with the Blend Modes to get different looks for your effect; you can also adjust the Color Balance (HLS) to change the colors of the paint effects.
To track an effect into a scene using Adobe After Effects, drag your paint splatter effect into your timeline (we chose this black X) and scale it down. Select your footage and your video effect, then right click and choose “Replace with After Effects Composition.” Select your clip, click “Tracker,” and click “Track Camera.”
Select an area, right click, and select “Create Null and Camera.”
Once the video effect is in the scene, make a cut in your effect and duplicate it as many times as you want using Ctrl + D. Select all the duplicated clips on the left, then hit Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard to Pre-Compose. Click “Move all attributes into new composition.”
Next, turn the X into a 3D object. It should now be tracked into the scene. Duplicate this effect to add it into your scene in multiple places. (You can still change the color of these video effects using Tint.)
Visit the CinePacks Store to Find More Awesome Free Packs
If you love how this free video effects pack works in your films and music videos, be sure to visit our CinePacks store online! Here you’ll find plenty of amazing tools, including free video effects, free PNGs, free LUTs, and free video transitions for Adobe Premiere Pro and other editing programs. We also offer numerous paid packs, including a full pack of the Paint FX that contains tons of cool assets. Reach out to us if you have any questions about how to use our video effects and tag us in your videos so we can see how you used our products! We love to hear from you!