Each week Chris and Trish Meyer reveal another of After Effects' hidden gems: useful tricks, shortcuts, and features accumulated in their 20+ years of working with After Effects.
Make your animations "look" right by creating smooth motion, with these software-agnostic tricks from animation expert George Maestri.
Learn how to colorize and enhance storyboards with Photoshop, and use the motion graphics tools in After Effects to create engaging animatics.
Mograph veteran EJ Hassenfratz shows how to create playful bouncing logo animations using CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Eran Stern dives deep into new uses and shortcuts for shape layers, text, masks, and path effects in After Effects.
Discover how to transport your photos into a three-dimensional world by adding motion and depth with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects CC.
Integrate Photoshop into your everyday video and animation workflows to save time, correct common video issues, and generate custom textures.
Motion graphics artist Eran Stern shows how to create beautiful time-based effects using After Effects.
Motion graphics legend Chris Meyer shows members how to create 3D animated, "flying" logos using After Effects and C4D Lite.
Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
Use these tips to increase the quality and speed of your final After Effects exports, as well as the RAM previews and prerenders you generate along the way.
Discover how to combine text and video in After Effects in order to create visually stunning scenes.
Learn the terms and technology that will help you understand how vector and raster graphics are prepped and formatted for use in video and motion graphics.
Get advanced shortcuts and techniques for navigation and project management in After Effects.
Get real-world production and workflow advice as you learn about the newest features in Adobe After Effects CC.
Tips and tricks for compositing and creating popular effects like film flash and depth of field with After Effects.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Learn the fundamentals of working with type: compositing type, animating type, and creating 3D text and logos.
Learn how to optimize Photoshop images for animation in After Effects, and correct issues with Photoshop's video editing features.
Create backgrounds for video projects using Photoshop and After Effects.
Learn how to track and stabilize footage with After Effects.
Motion graphics veteran Eran Stern walks through the many options for creating 3D animated text inside of Adobe After Effects: program's own ray-traced 3D feature, third-party plugins, scripts, and CINEMA 4D Lite.
Learn how to animate type using different methods in After Effects, from animation presets to animated cameras, and pick movement that matches the meaning of the words on screen.
Learn how to create a dynamic ESPN-style animated graphic using CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Learn how to add a custom, motion-tracked logo to your show openers with After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
Learn how to create animated 2D elements in 3 dimensions, using CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Explore how to create complex physics simulations inside After Effects, such as letters suspended from strings and connected, randomized spheres.
Use the shape tools in After Effects to create animations that are elegant, render quickly, and scale beautifully at any size.
Get faster renders, quicker previews, and more power and responsiveness from the RAM and cache settings in After Effects.
Learn how to get great video from mediocre footage, using compositing, color balancing, and artificial lighting (and relighting) techniques in Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Learn how to create an animated logo with After Effects, and get the motion graphics experience you need to succeed as a freelance video editor.
Use CINEMA 4D's Dynamic module to animate falling coins that bounce and collide realistically, in this project-based course.
Learn how to animate vector graphics from Photoshop and Illustrator with After Effects.
Learn to use expressions to animate layer properties, add movement, loop animations, react to sound, format text, and more in After Effects.
Create 3D objects in CINEMA 4D and seamlessly composite them inside a 2D project in After Effects, using the CINEWARE plugin.
Learn how to create a preloader from an animated GIF, using After Effects, Photoshop or Fireworks, and Adobe Edge Animate.
Learn to rig and animate a 3D robotic arm in CINEMA 4D.
Create animated 3D type with a cracked and smoking look, using CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Create exciting and complex camera movements with the combined power of After Effects, CINEMA 4D, and C4D Lite.
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and even Illustrator to correct problems like lens distortion, camera shake, noise and grain, and overblown exposure, and add creative effects.
Model and animate a stylized 3D flower that grows and blooms over time, using the combined power of CINEMA 4D and Adobe After Effects.
Combine the powers of Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator to make polished logo animations for yourself and your clients.
Learn to create rope, cable, hair, and string-like effects that lead to realistic motion and elasticity with C4D's Dynamics module.
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.
Reveals time-saving features for navigating to specific timecodes, adjusting keyframes, changing layer behavior, and other tips for mastering the Timeline panel.
Create a product endpage for a commercial that combines live-action footage and 3D animation in After Effects and CINEMA 4D, in our latest motion graphics course.
Learn how to create 3D models in the CINEMA 4D Lite plugin offered with After Effects CC, in the first installment of After Effects Guru.
Learn to tightly synchronize your video and animation to your audio—be it music or speech.
Shows how to create a bumper graphic and an identity spot that are animated to music, and transition the tools and techniques to your own projects.
Learn to add motion graphics and color effects to your footage, and retime the results.