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After Effects Portal › 2019 April 2

After Effects Portal › 2019 April 2

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on UI training and tutorials, several particle plug-ins, 3D text, mattes, Macintosh testing, and more. Eran Stern posted…

Restrain your undisciplined pixels with NaNny

Restrain your undisciplined pixels with NaNny

Most pixels are pretty well behaved, but if you work in 32 bit mode then every so often you come across one that’s a born troublemaker.  If parts of…

REVIEW – Magnum 3 for After Effects

REVIEW – Magnum 3 for After Effects

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, scripts are the way to add essential functionality to After Effects.  There are so many scripts out there that…

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

It doesn’t matter if you disliked Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, Vice or Kevin Hart, there seemed to be something to dislike about this year’s Oscar…

Automatic grid layouts in After Effects

Automatic grid layouts in After Effects

This article will explain how to automatically layout images in a grid, using expression sliders in After Effects. In the last After Effects project diary, I demonstrated how a simple…

Classic Course: Calculations

Classic Course: Calculations

Continuing our theme of often-overlooked utility plug-ins in Adobe After Effects that can create interesting composites with a minimum of layers and precomps, Calculations is a real Swiss…

Classic Course: CC Composite

Classic Course: CC Composite

This effect was long one of our secret weapons in Adobe After Effects to create looks like our “instant sex” treatment with just one layer, instead of a stack of…

Adobe After Effects team accepting Academy Award on February 9th

Adobe After Effects team accepting Academy Award on February 9th

In December 2018, Adobe noted that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that they will bestow two Scientific and Engineering Awards to Adobe After Effects CC and…

Building a photo and video editing DREAM MACHINE for 2019

Building a photo and video editing DREAM MACHINE for 2019

Choosing the right CPU for Premiere Pro is not an easy task and with modern GPUs DaVinci Resolve seems to be the herald of a new era. Here are some…

Classic Course: CC Vector Blur

Classic Course: CC Vector Blur

This fun blur from the Cycore Effects that come bundled with Adobe After Effects. It looks at a second layer as a map to determine how much to blur an…

New Universe 3.0 features a dockable control board for Premiere and AE

New Universe 3.0 features a dockable control board for Premiere and AE

The new dockable control board for Premiere and AE is a key element of Red Giant’s Universe 3.0, making it simple to explore and apply Universe’s entire…

Classic Course: Bilateral Blur

Classic Course: Bilateral Blur

Our next movie exploring blur effects dives into the mysterious, under-used Adobe After Effects plug-in Bilateral Blur. It is based on the concept that our eyes are much…

AE Project Diary: 8) 3D City

AE Project Diary: 8) 3D City

This city flythrough was created entirely using After Effects, with the final composition involving over 18,000 layers.  I made this almost 7 years ago, at the start of 2012…

Classic Course: Box Blur

Classic Course: Box Blur

Want to decide how smooth or coarse your blur is? This is the effect to use. The next few movies we’re going to share from our retired Insight Into…

Classic Course: Automatic Color Adjustments

Classic Course: Automatic Color Adjustments

All too often, you will get footage that is not lit that well, or which has a color shift. And not everyone is skilled at color correction. So you can…