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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.
Learn how to use After Effects expressions to control and automate animation and to enhance Premiere Pro projects.
Learn about the significant new motion graphics and visual effects features introduced in Adobe After Effects CC 2015—as soon as they are released.
Bring your logos to life with this quick start guide for animating and compositing a logo design in CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Introduces the seven essential After Effects compositing techniques and some bonus tips to help enhance drama, correct color, and create convincing transparency.
Learn how to take assets you already have and composite them in a new way, while adding grungy DIY texture.
Learn how to replicate the DIY aesthetic of low-budget cel animation in After Effects, and create hand-drawn, scribbled, and painted motion graphics.
Owen Lowery shows how to create a quirky and fun look that has the feel of old-school cutout and stop-motion animation in After Effects.
Learn how to build a template-based project in After Effects that can be packaged to share with colleagues or to sell on Adobe's Creative Cloud Market.
Test your skills! Animate five classic elements—earth, fire, water, wind, and light/dark—in this 5-day mograph challenge.
Learn how to use existing presets, design custom effects, and save time with the prebuilt animations in After Effects.
Create flat 2D and cartoon-style motion graphics using the Sketch and Toon module in CINEMA 4D.
Put a company's branding into motion using only typography. Take this 5-day mograph challenge to test and stretch your skills.
Learn how to put client's branding in motion: Create a different animated icon each day in this 5-day mograph challenge.
Learn to create precise, accurate, locked-in tracks with the five motion trackers in After Effects.
A fun, 5-day challenge all about the basic principles of animation.
Improve your mograph skills one day at a time with this 5-day motion graphics challenge—where you'll create an animated GIF each day!
Master the art of rotoscoping—creating an animated selection with masking and paint tools—using After Effects.
Explore the tools in After Effects that help with the animation "between" the animation: Keyframe Assistant, the Wiggler, expressions, and third-party assistants like Layer Monkey, MotionMonkey, and Ease and Wizz.
Learn to create a realistic steam animation with After Effects, using a particle system animation and a sprite sheet.
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.
Learn how to use the extensive range of tools in 3ds Max to render out elements for compositing in After Effects.
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.
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 how to create Hollywood-style movie trailer title sequences with CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Get advanced shortcuts and techniques for navigation and project management in After Effects.
See how to produce high-quality keys that fit well within their new scenes, while retaining the subtle details that make the results believable, 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.
Create awesome sci-fi laser gunfire and realistic set damage inside After Effects.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Learn to shoot and post-process aerial photos and videos shot using a DJI Phantom Vision 2 quadcopter.
Learn how to optimize Photoshop images for animation in After Effects, and correct issues with Photoshop's video editing features.
Filmmaker Maxim Jago shows how to color correct and add visual effects to create a distinct look for a video electronic press kit (EPK).
Learn how to track and stabilize footage with After Effects.
Learn how to composite a 3D animated flag into a live-action shot using After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
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 composite 3D and 2D elements and color correct footage, match the original shot's light and motion, and use HDR and filmic looks to create realistic, cinematic sequences with After Effects.
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 techniques for color correcting video in After Effects. Learn how to fix exposure and tone problems, and make creative adjustments.
Pull 3D motion tracks and match camera moves without leaving After Effects, using CameraTracker. Learn how to track and solve shots, refine solves, and use the data in compelling 3D composites.
Learn how to create animated 2D elements in 3 dimensions, using CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
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