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.
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.