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Lesson 5

5. The Golden Frame

  • instructor

- Ash Thorp

  • apprentice

- Maciej Kuciara

  • apprentice
  • learn squared

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Setting a benchmark for the visual theme of your project is a vital step of the process. Here, Ash will create the "Golden Frame," to which all the following frames will work toward. Learn what aspects to focus on, how to manage your time, and knowing when to move on to the next part of the design.




Create two Golden Frames based on the principles covered in this lesson.

Student Gallery

Hologram concept. I used Ash's technique to compositing hologram helmet. I used After Effects instead Photoshop to fast update rendered assets.

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I really enjoyed this course and creating these was a blast. I took away a lot with these, especially learning something I struggled with, that everything doesn't have to be perfect in your render and that so much can be done in post within photoshop or after effects. I plan on coloring these as well but I was really enjoying the black and white. To see higher resolution images, they can be found at

Let me know what you think!! : )

Lessons in this Course

Software Used: 
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D Studio R16
Optional Software: 
Font Explorer, Mind Node, InDesign, Bridge 2015

Hey Guys I have Used Trapcode Form and Shine to Create Some of These Assets. Every After effects User Should Try Can Get Quick Complex Looking assets in no time ..:)

Hey Sanu, can I ask you how did you create that asset at the bottom right corner? It looks great!

Do you have anything against using AE instead of PS for composite/lens fx/color/finishing/etc? I've been using Ps for decades but find it much easier to work in AE now and throw together comps quicker and easier. It's easy to create a hi res 16 bit comp and also activate a lot of plugins you may use down the line. Also, a plus is it may be animation ready if you continue with any style frames/concepts. I'm curious to know if this is a comfort and speed thing or a benefit of the tool? Loving everything so far man--great stuff and thank you for sharing your process :)