Learn how to create a bokeh background in After Effects. Starting with shape objects and their wiggle transform options, Daniel Bryant adds color and adjust depth of field on the camera option to create a bokeh design. Add to that a gradient ramp, a text layer, and a lens flare and you create a very creative, beautiful effect.
With a dash of creativity and a little Photoshop mojo, you can create an eye-catching Facebook profile, despite the paltry design options Facebook provides or the somewhat misleading guidelines in Facebook's Help files, which I'll try to clear up in this article.
In part 2 of this tutorial, Tom Green uses Dreamweaver’s HTML5 video tools to add a background video to a webpage. He adds all of the necessary properties to the video tag and shows how to use Dreamweaver’s preview options to test the page in different browsers.
Using After Effects to edit a video clip, Tom Green prepares a clip for use as a background video for a webpage. In part one, he uses black and white, blur, and compression to reduce the file size and data rate. The final step is outputting the video from After Effects and preparing mp4, webm, and ogg versions of that video for the web.