This month there were Premiere Pro and After Effects June 2022 releases (both version 22.5). The After Effects updates were rather meager, with modest changes to the text engine for right-to-left languages. Some may find comfort in the lists of Fixed issues and Known issues.
After Effects Beginner posted his Top 5 AFTER EFFECTS Tutorials JUNE 2022:
Ben Marriott posted 15 After Effects Tricks Most Pros Don’t Know and The Best Motion Design and Animation of 2022 (So Far…), with discussion and links to the originals:
In the latest video in his series on color management in After Effects, Chris Zwar introduces the concept of gamma and demonstrates three different scenarios where gamma correction has played a critical role in the development of television and digital video. See Color Management Part 7: Introducing Gamma.
See how Adobe Illustrator & After Effects were used to create a visual robot language for a Netflix show with designer Jayse Hansen. Or, at least an excerpt from a NAB 2022 session on creating futuristic UIs, HUDs, and languages for Netflix’s “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”.
Want a better glow in After Effects more akin to Deep Glow or VFX Optical Glow, but without a 3rd party plug-in? In Create a SUPER GLOW Preset | Deep Glow Lookalike with NO PLUGINS | After Effects Tutorial, Michael Ponch shows you how to create a different neon glow based on the inverse square law.
Kriscoart (for the 1st time ever!) created a Lightsaber After Effects Tutorial. Yes, you can make a Star Wars-style light saber in After Effects in “under 6 minutes” with the Video Copilot Saber plug-in.
In a 5-part ‘Learn From The Pro’ series from Adobe, Jason Boone shows you step-by-step how to create an animated map in After Effects. Recently in part 4, Extruding Shapes | Learn From The Pros, you learn how to use extruded shapes to change up the look of your animation. Over on Boone Loves Video, Jason still riffs on map animation in AE with I Love This Plugin!🌍💖An In-depth Look at HandyCam; HandyCam is an affordable plug-in for After Effects.
10 Tips for Being a Successful Freelance Motion Designer, from The Video Shop, is based on 10 years of experience. Two others added their own 5 tips. Motion Hatch shared My Top 5 Freelance Tips | Design and Animation, teaming up with Jake in Motion with his My Top 5 Freelancing Tips.
Creative Dojo posted his monthly roundup in Plant Generator for Cinema 4D, Free After Effects Plugins, and Stock Footage. Vincent also introduced Most Realistic Lens Flare Plugin for After Effects? (Real Lens Flares by Red Giant), designed by Stu Maschwitz. By the way, this plug-in is stuck inside a set, so it probably hasn’t gained much attention. It’s probably time to update the AEP survey Lens Flares in After Effects.
Creating Depth with Layer Maps In After Effects and C4d, from ECAbrams, is a basic introduction to the concept and looks at 3 applications of using maps to create depth.
Charles Yeager posted Depth Scanner for After Effects: Create Depth Maps on Video Instantly at Premium Beat. Depth Scanner is a new After Effects plug-in that can quickly create Z-depth passes on any video footage or image, which then can then used as maps for other effects.
SonduckFilm attempted tier Ranking Best EFFECTS in After Effects From Best to Worst in every category of After Effects plug-ins.
An Adobe video, Editing Loopable Video Using 3D Tools in After Effects with Evan Abrams, shares a wide variety tips on using the 3D tools in After Effects, not just loops!
Evan Abrams also started a 5-part series to show you the basics of creating 3d work with Cinema 4D lite, a free tool included with AE. This first video is abouwt the essential functions, tools, and interface elements detailed later in the series.
Jordan Bergren posted Mixing After Effects and Cinema 4D at the School of Motion. Jordan shows you how to combine the power of After Effects and Cinema 4D, and provides a download of free project files so you can easily follow along.
Some very cool MOGRT goodness here, especially what they've done with Media Replacement. https://t.co/ST1jFdrPEY
— Victoria (@FakeGreenDress) June 23, 2022
I don't use many addons but the few tend to be very focused utilities. However, this looks stunning. And open beta right now. Take a what was a kids intro to programming and make a function builder in AE. From @mamoworld https://t.co/UBQNH0TOoH https://t.co/qmWlRNuVC0
— Mark Coleran (@Coleran) June 3, 2022