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After Effects Classic Course: 3D Camera Tricks

After Effects Classic Course: 3D Camera Tricks

After Effects CS4 saw a pair of updates that made it easier to manipulate and keyframe its 3D camera. The keyframing trick also made it easier to create animations that…

After Effects Classic Course: Cartoon Effect, Bilateral Blur, and Turbulent Noise

After Effects Classic Course: Cartoon Effect, Bilateral Blur, and Turbulent Noise

A major part of After Effects has always been its effects plug-ins. It used to be common for new versions to introduce new effects. Here we’ll take deep…

After Effects Classic Course: Wiggle Transform for Shape Layers

After Effects Classic Course: Wiggle Transform for Shape Layers

For the next few months, we’re going to be working our way through various “new features” courses we created in the past for LinkedIn Learning & Lynda.com, covering…

The top 7 After Effects scripts you should be using

The top 7 After Effects scripts you should be using

Ever get that feeling while working in After Effects that you’re doing things the slow way? Enter the magic of scripts. Scripts save you from death by a…

After Effects Classic Course: Extended Vignette Techniques (part 3)

After Effects Classic Course: Extended Vignette Techniques (part 3)

A potential problem with creating a vignette to focus the viewer’s attention on an area of the frame: What if the camera wasn’t locked down, and instead moves…

After Effects Classic Course: Extended Vignette Techniques (part 2)

After Effects Classic Course: Extended Vignette Techniques (part 2)

A couple of weeks ago, we started talking about creating vignettes to subtly focus the viewer’s attention where you want in a video frame. This post covers “chapter 2…

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…

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