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Watch our After Effects tutorials and learn to design motion graphics and create animations. Ranging from beginner to advanced, these courses demonstrate how to composite video and create special effects—even how to use After Effects to design lower third graphics.
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Optical Flares

    Learn how to create lens flare—the popular visual effect seen in commercials, TV shows, and feature films alike—with the After Effects plugin Optical Flares.

    2h 37m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Trapcode Form

    Learn to master Trapcode Form and create stunning visual effects and motion graphics.

    3h 46m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Magic Bullet Suite

    Create significantly more professional footage with tools that do everything from removing noise to performing high-end color grading.

    3h 17m
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  • view course page for Element 3D Essential Training

    Walks you through the Element 3D third-party compositing plugin for After Effects.

    4h 57m
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  • view course page for Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography

    Learn how to shoot and edit green screen footage and images.

    3h 16m
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  • view course page for Practical Motion Background Workshop

    Capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project.

    1h 25m
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  • view course page for After Effects CS6 New Features Overview

    Takes an in-depth look at the new and enhanced features in After Effects CS6.

    1h 49m
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  • view course page for After Effects CS6 New Features

    Veteran After Effects user Chris Meyer gets you up to speed quickly with the new features in After Effects CS6, including 3D camera tracking and the new 3D rendering engine for ray-traced 3D rendering

    2h 13m
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  • view course page for Advanced Compositing, Tracking, and Roto Techniques with After Effects

    Teaches you advanced techniques for roto painting, motion tracking, multipass mattes, multiple keying layers, simulated lighting effects, painting on video background plates, and more.

    2h 9m
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