Essential Graphics Gaussian Blur
I think it would be nice to add the 'Gaussian Blur'-effect to the Essential Graphics Panel.
My goal to achieve is: In Premiere Pro I would like to drag my Motion Graphic Template into my timeline. By doing that the layer(s) below my template will be given the Gaussian Blur.
Currently I've tried to add the blur in After Effects in my Essential Graphics panel, but sadly that doesn't work because it doesn't recognize a layer to add the effect on.
I've also tried to add the blur to an Adjustment layer in After Effects, but without any result.
Now I have add the Gaussian Blur in Premiere Pro by hand, but there must be a faster, and more convenient way to do this.
Any help would be appreciated.
Andy Engelkemier commented
I think what Patrick is trying to say is, he would like the ability to pass adjustment layers through essential graphics to content below. This is more of a request for how AE and Premiere work, rather than having much to do with essential graphics. Currently, the only way to pass through adjustment layers in AE is to check the continuously rasterize button. This has some undesired effects as well though. Rather than choosing the entire composition, it would be much more flexible to allow single layers to pass through the composition. So if a layer adjustment to do something like blur what is below it is within your composition, anywhere that composition would be used would blur anything below it, but limited to that composition's size. Using the continuously rasterize, it allows objects to go outside of the composition, causing more work if you intent to use the composition's bounds as a mask, which is typically how moving an object outside of the comp bounds works.
Because yeah, you can definitely have controls for gaussian blur in essential graphics. But you can't have it blur layers Below that composition. What had been added was the ability to add footage inside of your comp, but that is Really just meant for your title/whatever you're making to Hold that video/image element. Plus, if you want to apply an effect over top of other several elements with different in/out points, this could create a very annoying precomp/nesting issue.
Dyre Vaa commented
Still waiting for this feature. To clarify - adjustment layers should affect layers below also in PP, not only in AE
Mohammad Fadi Alnahhas commented
Have you solved this issue? Essential graphics must support adjustment layers.
Gaussian Blur control would need to be added by the mogrt author in Ae in order to have it available in Pr's EGP as an Editable Property. I'm not sure why you can't apply it to a particular layer in that case. So we made need more info about the steps you did if you are still having that problem.
With an adjustment layer, you can blur the whole aegraphic but not a specific layer, as you noted. Alternatively, you could make a Graphic in Pr and apply Gaussian Blur effect to it. Pr's ECP will let you re-order Layers and applied effects so that you can blur out one or more particular layers within a Graphic.
Micah Haun commented
You'd need adjustment layers to work too. If they did, you could put an adjustment layer at the bottom of your comp with the blur effect on that. The problem is that Premiere won't process anything outside of the Essential Graphics clip using the adjustment layer. It gets internally rendered as its own clip and anything transparent under the adjustment layer just stays transparent.