Trapcode Starglow is a useful plugin designed for the Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere users who want to add new light effects to their projects.It allows you to emulate some of the effects added by special camera filters on the processed images.
When you need to create motion graphics the light effects often make the difference between a professional product and an unfinished look. This plugin allows you to enhance the usage of the video processing tools by adding effects that are not available in the installation package.
The plugin package includes multiple installers that enable you to use the plugin with multiple versions of the supported programs. For instance, you can install Trapcode Starglow for After Effects CS4, CS5 or CS5.5 depending on your configuration.
You can use the plugin to simulate the star effects that are usually added by using a star filter on the capture device. Moreover, the effects can be applied to both real and simulated images in order to enhance their aspect.
The plugin includes multiple configuration options that enable the user to fine-tune the effect according to their needs. Thus, you can change the colormaps, adjust the colors or resize the glow length for eight cardinal directions.
While the plugin is designed for professionals, the plugin can also be used by anyone who needs to enhance certain images. The list of presets makes it easy to apply an effect and the extensive documentation provides multiple examples that showcase the various effects.
If you need to add star effects to your images that were captured without a special camera filter, the Trapcode Starglow is a suitable alternative. Its advanced customization features make it a good choice for any After Effects or Premiere user.