Lens flares are one of the most popular visual effects for motion graphic artists. Discover how to create varying types of flares with the Lens Flare plug-in. This tutorial teaches you how to quickly choose the right flare and customize several different types of lens flares by adjusting rays, light, colors, and more.
Note: This post has been updated with new links for Sapphire.
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Here’s an older tutorial from August 2016 that you may enjoy.
Sapphire is the essential visual effects suite for broadcast, advertising, and film.
Sapphire saves you valuable time and money. Discover the superior image quality, control, render speed, and impact on viewer engagement compared to other plug-ins. Glow EdgeRays, LensFlare, Lightning, FilmEffect, Warps, and Textures are just a few examples that enable you to create sophisticated and stunning, yet completely organic looks, unmatched in the industry.
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More about Lens Flares
I did a 5-part series on Lens Flares a while back focusing on the general and expanding to specifics with several plug-ins. You can read the articles here: