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TimC5071 [Avatar]
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I'm trying to show a before and after photo in a real estate ad. I want it to have a "wipe" effect that basically wipes the new photo into the old photo. These are both the same photo, but one has some slight lighting changes to brighten the photo. I seem to be missing something that will make this transition very easy. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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StevenG [Avatar]
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Well, I'd recommend you first work with the photos in a photo editing program so that their placement, color and lighting are close enough that you'll get a smooth transition.

But then it's just a matter of putting one photo after the other on the timeline and adding a simple Cross Dissolve between. Not much more to it than that.
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I have already completed the photo edits in PhotoDirector. I have the two different photos. I'm trying to make it appear as if a line is wiped from left to right, overlaying the old photo with the new photo.


Quote Well, I'd recommend you first work with the photos in a photo editing program so that their placement, color and lighting are close enough that you'll get a smooth transition.

But then it's just a matter of putting one photo after the other on the timeline and adding a simple Cross Dissolve between. Not much more to it than that.
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JL_JL [Avatar]
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You can just put each photo on the timeline and use the "Wipe" transition between them. Modify the "Wipe" transition to a right sweep vs default up.

Jeff
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TimC5071 [Avatar]
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I think this will work. Thanks!!

Quote You can just put each photo on the timeline and use the "Wipe" transition between them. Modify the "Wipe" transition to a right sweep vs default up.

Jeff
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tomasc [Avatar]
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Quote I'm trying to make it appear as if a line is wiped from left to right, overlaying the old photo with the new photo.

Tim - That sounds good. You could modify some transitions to do exactly that. Lots of them are in the DZ. I chose one of Tony’s(ynotfish) edge transitions and modified it in Transition Designer to wipe right with the line. See the attached example.
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ynotfish
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Hi Tim -

This is another possibility If you're after a "reveal" type effect, rather than a transition from one photo to the other.

It's done by masking one photo & setting motion keyframes for the mask.



Cheers - Tony
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