How To Remove Watermark From Video Using Adobe After Effects

Watermarks are regularly found on videos to indicate the owner or origin of the content. While this is an effective method for safeguarding copyrighted material, it can be inconvenient when attempting to utilize the video for specific reasons. Luckily, it is feasible to eliminate a watermark from a video by utilizing Adobe After Effects. In this article, we will provide step-by-step instructions for this procedure.

Before You Start

Please remember, removing watermarks should be done only for legitimate reasons and not to infringe on copyrights. Always respect the original content creators’ rights and only use this guide for personal or fair use purposes.

Step 1: Import The Video

The first step is to import the video you want to edit into Adobe After Effects. To do this, go to File > Import > File, then select the video from your local storage.

Step 2: Apply The Clone Stamp Tool

The Clone Stamp Tool in Adobe After Effects is the primary tool used to remove watermarks. This tool works by duplicating pixels from one part of the video and applying them to another.

To use the Clone Stamp tool, double-click the video layer in the timeline to open the layer panel. Then, select the Clone Stamp tool from the toolbar on the top of the screen (or press the S key).

Step 3: Configure The Clone Stamp Tool

Before using the Clone Stamp tool, you need to configure its properties. On the right side of the screen, there’s a panel named “Paint.” In the Paint panel, change the Duration to ‘Constant’.

Step 4: Remove The Watermark

Now, it’s time to remove the watermark. Hold down the Alt key and left click in the area that you want to clone from. Then, release the Alt key and left click on the watermark area. The watermark should now be replaced by the pixels from the area you cloned.

Repeat this process until the watermark is completely removed. You may need to constantly change the clone source to get the best result.

Step 5: Export The Video

After you’ve successfully removed the watermark, you can export the video. Go to File > Export > Add to Render Queue. Next, click on the blue text next to Output Module, select your format, and then click OK. Lastly, click on the blue text next to Output To, select your destination, and then click Render.

Voila! You’ve successfully removed a watermark from a video using Adobe After Effects.

Remember, this tool does not guarantee perfect results every time and may require some practice to master. But with patience and persistence, you can achieve satisfactory outcomes.