Chromatic Displacement uses one layer to displace the pixels of another, while smoothly separating out the colors. Unlike most displacement effects, Chromatic Displacement uses the displacement image as a height map, which gives you beautiful, organic results.
- Drag the Chromatic Displacement effect onto your clip.
- Drag the Displace Amount off of zero to see the effect.
Modify the Effect
- Displacement selects which layer will guide the prismatic displacement.
- Displacement Map Behavior contains three options for positioning the displacement source:
- Center Map positions the source directly in the center of the frame.
- Stretch Map to Fit pulls or squeezes the boundaries of the source to fill the frame.
- Tile Map repeats the source map along the X and Y axis until the frame is filled.
- Displacement Layer Alpha determines if the effect will Use, Ignore, or Cut Out the distortion using any alpha information from the displacement's source layer.
- Soften Displacement Layer blurs the details in the displacement map layer to soften the distortions.
- Uniform Displacement toggles whether the Displacement Amount is used to add distortions equally along the horizontal and vertical axis, or-- when toggled off-- offers to Displace X or Y axis individually.
- Displace Spread adjusts the distance of the displacement effect.
- Spread Chroma creates a beautiful, organic light refraction look by introducing a rainbow spectrum of colors to the displacement effect.
- Chroma Tint shifts the overall appearance of the chroma displacement into either cooler, blue colors (positive values) or warmer, redder colors (negative values).
- Spread Quality adjusts the granularity of distortion made by either the Displace Spread or Spread Chroma parameters. Higher values result in more details within the distortions.