After Effects

DUIK Bassel: The Premiere Animation Toolkit for Mograph Artists

DUIK Bassel: The Premiere Animation Toolkit for Mograph Artists

If you’re an After Effects artist toying with the idea of creating character-driven animation, the free but powerful DUIK should probably be your first port of call…

After Effects Classic Course: Extended Vignette Techniques (part 1)

After Effects Classic Course: Extended Vignette Techniques (part 1)

In both video editing and motion graphics, the goal is to focus the viewer’s attention in a certain place – on an actor’s face, on a company’s logo…

After Effects Classic Course: Light Transmission

After Effects Classic Course: Light Transmission

3D Lighting is probably one of the more underused creative tools in Adobe After Effects. It’s not just for lighting complex 3D worlds; it can also be used to…

After Effects Classic Course: Hot Looks from Floating Point

After Effects Classic Course: Hot Looks from Floating Point

We’ve finished with posting movies on individual After Effects plug-ins from our Insight Into Effects course, and are turning our attention back to learning features. To this end…

After Effects Classic Course: Remove Color Matting

After Effects Classic Course: Remove Color Matting

One of the tell-tale signs of a good composite versus a bad composite is the quality of the edges around the foreground layer. For example, it may contain some…

After Effects Classic Course: Color Stabilizer

After Effects Classic Course: Color Stabilizer

While discussing color-oriented plug-in effects, one of the more common tasks we’ve covered is fixing color imbalances in an image. Well, what do you do if that…

After Effects Classic Course: Solid Composite

After Effects Classic Course: Solid Composite

In the previous post we showed you how to use a Solid layer plus Blending Modes to tint an image. Well, a clever plug-in developer decided to encapsulate this…

After Effects Classic Course: Tinting with Solids & Shape Layers

After Effects Classic Course: Tinting with Solids & Shape Layers

In the previous post we showed you how to use Photo Filter, which is an extremely easy color tinting effect. However, you don’t even need to use a plug…

After Effects Classic Course: Photo Filter

After Effects Classic Course: Photo Filter

A couple of posts ago we were talking about using Colorama for tinting an image. If you are just trying to create a simple monochromatic color cast, you might view…

After Effects selected as VFX category resource for Netflix Post Technology Program

After Effects selected as VFX category resource for Netflix Post Technology Program

Last October, the Netflix Post Technology Alliance was announced, bringing together some of the biggest technology names in film production and post production. This week Adobe announced that After Effects…

After Effects Classic Course: Colorama 3 – Color Cycling

After Effects Classic Course: Colorama 3 – Color Cycling

One of the main reasons behind the creation of Colorama is to perform what’s known as “color cycling” effects. Although often associated with psychedelic animations, it’s actually an…

Thoughts on AE: What’s after After Effects?

Thoughts on AE: What’s after After Effects?

Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen an increasing number of After Effects users talk about switching to a different app for motion graphics design.  But is it…

After Effects Classic Course: Colorama 2 – Tinting

After Effects Classic Course: Colorama 2 – Tinting

After watching the movie in the previous post, you should now be over your initial shock and fear of Colorama, and understand how it works. Now let’s put it…

AE Project Diary: 9) Digital van replacement

AE Project Diary: 9) Digital van replacement

In July last year I began work on a number of vfx shots for a short film called “At the edge of night”. I had expected the work…

After Effects Classic Course: Colorama 1 – Overview

After Effects Classic Course: Colorama 1 – Overview

The last few posts have been about both the corrective and creative uses of color manipulation. Now it’s time to get purely creative with the most over-the-top…