After Effects is Adobe’s compositing program to create animation, special effects and more. But with the endless possibilities and tools to create these effects, it’s harder to get started with After effects. So in this post I’ve collected some best After Effects tutorials that focus on explaining the essential concepts, features, and techniques that are key to creating seamless movie-quality visual effects. Gain the tips, tricks, and applied knowledge you need to carry out essential visual effects tasks and bring your digital compositing to the next level.
Designed to teach you the basic tools and techniques of working in Adobe After Effects CC. This tutorial introduces you to the process of launching the application, importing, and organizing assets in the Project panel.
Just getting into Adobe After Effects? Or maybe you’re a veteran video editor wanting to learn a few new tricks? Either way you’ll find some helpful tutorials here.
This tutorial is designed for new After Effects users. Include as many basic things needed to get started with After Effects. After watching this tutorial you will hopefully be able to follow along more intermediate tutorials.
This simple animation tutorial will show you how to bring your design from Adobe Illustrator to Adobe after effects. Once the design is in after effects we begin the basic animation process. We start with the scale option in after effects. Then we learn how to use the position function to animate our designs in different places. Finally we use rotation to make our design elements spin to complete out simple animation tutorial.
In this After Effects tutorial, we will check out how to work with the basic animation tools and techniques available to us in After Effects. We’ll do a zoom in animation, a fade in animation, a pop out animation, look at easing and some tricks with the Graph Editor, and some cool animations you have access to in After Effects’ “Effects” panel. If you’re new to the animation game or new to After Effects, you’re going to love what you pick up in this tutorial! Thanks for watching!
This is a basic tutorial in After Effects designed for beginners. Learn how to create text, animate it, and then add a cool look using masks and shadows in Adobe After Effects.
This is a short tutorial on how to make a simple but very effective logo animation with After Effects.
Are you a fan of The Avengers? If you are, you’re gonna love this tutorial by After Effects Series Tutorials. In this 10-minute video, he’ll teach you how to create the awesome disintegration effect from The Avengers.
Recreate the outline light effect from the NBA Christmas Light Commercial in After Effects.
How to replace a green screen, easily & getting great results. Best tips to do your own hollywood effects with a zero budget.
How to animate the glowing lines effect to dancing videos. This After Effects Tutorial will help you know how to keyframe glowing lines in after effects just like Blottermedia dance effect videos from Instagram.
Learn how to fake trick-shots in Adobe After Effects with 3D objects, inspired by the real tricks from Dude Perfect. Use simple editing and masking tricks to create a fake 3D object and animate it for your next big trick.
In this Tutorial, we are going to create a simple, nice and smooth transition. Learn how to make colorful Transition. All steps are easy to follow.
This time we are going to make a small, simple but professional logo animation without using any third-party plugin in my Style. Use this Animation into your YouTube Channel and other Video Project. Nice looking Card Slides and a Light Shine effect making this Logo Animation, as beautiful as Emma Watson.
How to make Particles Text with Trapcode Particular in After Effects.
Create text the can have moving overlapping elements inside of Adobe After Effects!
How to make Audio Spectrum or Visualizer in After Effects, so here it is. Presenting Two fresh looks of Audio Spectrum, 100% After Effects. Also, Learn how to make a Progress bar in After Effects, and, How to make a timer in after effects.
Learn how to easily pull off the Quick Silver Super Speed effect from X-Men: Days of Future Past!
In this tutorial i will show you how to make a Cinematic title animation inside of After Effects using a third party plugin called SABER.
In this tutorial we are going to use the 3d camera tracker effect inside Adobe After Effects to create cool looking 3d floating text in your moving shots.
In this After Effects motion graphic tutorial we are going to be taking a look at how to product a fractal or kaleidoscope effect in After Effects. This abstract look is achieved by using the built in tool called CC Kaleida.
How to make simple particle logo / text effects for beginners using Adobe After Effects. No Third Party Plugin Needed.
In this tutorial we will show you how to turn a text or picture into a mask with only a click, and turn it into a handwriting-like animation with the Stroke effect. We will tell the best way to make your scenes longer and how to turn your hand animation into a 3D intro video.
Transform dots into lines and into letters, or really any other shape. We start with dots, and transform them into lines. Then we make those lines into letters. Actually, Spoilers, it just looks like that! We map the whole thing out in illustrator first and it’s very simple
This video should show you how it is possible to pull someone into another world or location with after effects. Part of the adobe creative cloud 2017.
CREATE a Light Stroke Text Reveal with no PLUGINS in After Effects!
How to make simple particle logo effects for beginners using Adobe After Effects using trapcode particular plugin.
Creating visual effects for music and getting the audio to react with the effects. This is a tutorial of how to create a audio spectrum and getting a smooth audio waveform with no plugins.
In this After Effects motion graphics video we discuss shape morphing (morph / reshape) in After Effects CC. This shape morph can be used to change shape layers from circles to squares or triangles. This can also be used to help show you how to animate an icon in After Effects that utilizes shape morphing. Lastly, this tutorial will cover how to morph shape layers from Illustrator in After Effects.
This effect can also be tweaked to make a sparks transition, fairy dust, or sand assembling to form text, all using the CC Particle Systems II effect, which comes with After Effects. After Effects has surprisingly few tools for making good-looking text, like in Photoshop. If you create a lot of title animations in After Effects, check out the “Creation Title Effects” template at the link above. It uses the effects and layer styles available in After Effects to create detailed, polished titles that are ready to go – just change the font.
Make liquid blobs fly around the frame. I’m sure you’ve seen this before and if you’ve tried particle systems, and just plain drawing it, then you need this lovely solution that uses other paths as guides but still tricks the computer into doing most of the work for you. It’s great.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to recreate the popular cel animation style paint stroke/splash effect you see in a lot of 2D animations using After Effects, Trapcode 3D Stroke and Trapcode Particular. The workflow I’ll demonstrate is super flexible and applicable to achieving a bunch of different cool 2D paint stroke looks for revealing an object, writing on text, or painting on screen.
Morphing an object while you are holding it in your hand is actually pretty simple, you just need someone to help you. Simple stop all motion and get your helper to exchange the object you are holding in your hand. Then continue to move like nothing had happend. Of course there is After Effects work involved, mainly to create the actual morph effect and to clean up the transition. In this tutorial I will take you through an advanced morph effect from start to finish, including the Reshape effect and cleaning up the transition using Liquify!
Create a procedural water effect with refraction without using any 3rd Party Plug-ins!
Neon effects add a great way to enhance the look and feel of your videos, commercials, promotions, events, social media uploads, etc. Neon effects, in general, make any video attractive by adding a sense of funkiness and cheerfulness. This tutorial aims at teaching you the way by which you can create neon lines that you guys can use to create animated backgrounds or other cool animations.
In this After Effects tutorial we will create 4 popular glitch effects in little to no time. The 4 glitch techniques used are distortions, RGB splitting, Optics Distortion, and Title Glitches.
Today we learn how to reveal text with shapes! Pretty common effect done cleverly and simply.
In this After Effects motion graphic tutorial we are going to be taking a look at how to do get a radial scaling effect in after effects using a Gradient Controller. This technique uses expressions to allow for a gradient ramp to control the scale. Although this may seem easy and simple, there are a lot of really great layer controls available.
Got a problem with grainy footage? This tutorial show you how to remove noise and grain from your video using Adobe After Effects.
Head up display also known as HUD animation is the method by which information is visually relayed to the player as a part of a game’s user interface. Hud animations are not only used to display information but they play a very important part in making the UI look more complex and futuristic. So today we will learn how to create a dynamic hud animation in after effects without using any plugins we will build up our design by using old shape layers!
This tutorial show you how to create realistic water using only Adobe After Effects and no external plug-ins. We will focus on the CC Glass Effect in combination with Fractal Noise.
We will be taking a look at how to properly design icons and vector graphics in Illustrator that will be ready for motion design. This tutorial covers the workflow process between Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. This tutorial covers how to create an object in Illustrator and step it up in After Effects. The final step covers how to copy each path into a shape layer inside of After Effects for Animation!
This tutorial show you how to set up a character in Adobe Illustrator ready to import into Adobe After Effects to be rigged using the free plug-in Duik.
Create stunning Lightning with realistic reflections, Simulate realistic cloud illumination. Create directional electricity that interacts with your logo!
These are so useful tips and tricks in after effect.
In this tutorial i go over how you can set up a Light inside After Effects and have it orbit around an object. Then we can use this light as an emitter for our particles. The next step will be to set up our particles in an interesting way and see how we can colour them to look like a trail of magic dust.
Here comes another after effects tutorial for you all who want to animate their logo in After effects without using any third party plugin. This tutorial is applicable to all versions of After effects. You can easily create it first attempt only.
Learn how to attach videos or any object compositions to the wall or ground in your footage in Adobe After Effects CC 2017 in this tutorial. We will be using the 3d Camera Motion Tracker tool along with track solid compositions to create our final result!
Create an endless zoom effect inspired by the film Limitless in this Adobe After Effects tutorial. Learn how to combine multiple shots and animate them to create an infinite zoom.
In this tutorial, you will see how you can animate a character and vehicle in After Effects.