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So, You Want To Learn Adobe After Effects?
Adobe's After Effects is a uniquely powerful videographics suite. But it can be daunting if you're starting from scratch. Kevin P.McAuliffe is here with a new course to guide the way.
Kevin P McAuliffe
May. 18, 2018
Using Distance From Camera To Animate in After Effects
Take control of your 3D layers in After Effects with this useful expression that allows you to animate using Distance from Camera. Toby Pitman shows how inside, with video examples, too.
Apr. 26, 2014
Adding a Custom Text Animation to a Promo in After Effects
In this article David Smith shows you how to add a Channel ident. to a video, by creating a custom text animation in Adobe After Effects.
Sep. 7, 2013
Creating Old Film Effects in After Effects With Magic Bullet Misfire
Got After Effects? You've probably heard of Red Giant Software then. You may not be aware of their Misfire plug-in which, as Toby Pitman shows, does anything but what its name suggests.
May. 3, 2013
Animating a 3D Text Path Promo in After Effects
Take full control of Adobe After Effects as David Smith shows how to conjure up a short promo video (for a fictional TV show) in this article.
Feb. 6, 2013
4 Wonder Tips for After Effects CS6
Take a tour of 4 new features in Adobe's After Effects CS6 with Clay Asbury. You'll learn about new features on: ray-traced 3D, importing from FCP, rolling shutter repair and more.
Jul. 9, 2012
After Effects: Creating a Track Matte
You've likely seen the popular motion graphics effect of video playing inside or behind a text layer. Clay Asbury pops open Adobe After Effects and reveals the steps needed to create it.
May. 31, 2012
After Effects: 13 3D Workflow Tips
13 is unlucky for some, but certainly not for all of you After Effects users out there! Clay Asbury, Adobe After Effects expert trainer, reveals 13 of his tastiest tips for working in 3D.
May. 21, 2012
After Effects: Five Workflow Tips
Join Richard Lainhart, After Effects expert, as he lays down 5 amazingly useful time-saving tips for After Effects CS5 users.
Nov. 18, 2011
Cartoon Animation in After Effects: The Puppet Pin Tool
After Effects is very capable animation tool for both the "jointed" method and "squash-and-stretch" technique. Richard Lainhart pulls some effective character animation tricks out of the bag.
Sep. 17, 2011
Designing Lower Thirds in After Effects, Documentary Style
Lower third titles have become synonymous with a multitude of genres. With so many different styles available, Richard Lainhart shows how to create a typical animated documentary-style title.
Aug. 23, 2011
Creating the Star Wars Hologram Effect in After Effects, Part 2
In the 2nd part of this After Effects Tutorial, we continue learning how to create the infamous hologram effect, as seen in Star Wars, on his friend and neighbour, Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess.
Jul. 24, 2011
Creating the Star Wars Hologram Effect in After Effects, Part 1
In this 2 part After Effects Tutorial, Richard Lainhart demonstrates how to create the infamous hologram effect, as seen in Star Wars, on his friend and neighbour, Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess.
Jul. 23, 2011
Create Underwater Light Rays in After Effects
Have you ever been underwater (the sea or even in the bath) looking up as light rays illuminate the water? If, so you know how magical it can feel. Learn how to recreate this scene in After Effects.
Jul. 13, 2011
Animating with Sound in After Effects, Part 2
It's a lot of fun using sound to drive animations in After Effects. In Part 2 of this series, Toby Pitman takes you deeper into Arrays, Variables and Controls to create stunning visual effects.
Jul. 10, 2011
5 Things Every After Effects User Should Know
In this feature length article Richard Lainhart takes us through the 5 things every After Effects user needs to know. From organizational workflow ideas to practical and artistic tips. Read on...
Jul. 8, 2011
Animating with Sound in After Effects, Part 1
Using sound to drive animations is a lot of fun in After Effects. If you don't have the resources to buy a dedicated plug-in like Trapcode Sound Keys don't worry.
Jun. 15, 2011
An Introduction to Motion Stabilization and Tracking with Adobe After Effects by Richard Lainhart
Motion stabilizing and tracking is one of the more technical processes in Adobe After Effects, and can be confusing for those who haven't worked with it before. There are a lot of options in the Motio
Jan. 5, 2011
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