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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.
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!
Breaks down the six foundations of After Effects mastery—compositions, layers, animation, effects, 3D, and rendering—and provides real-world projects designed to reinforce your skills.
Master the art of rotoscoping—creating an animated selection with masking and paint tools—using After Effects.
Learn about the significant new motion graphics and visual effects features introduced in Adobe After Effects CC 2015—as soon as they are released.
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 how lens profiles can fix unwanted distortion and other problems in your photos and videos—and how to create new lens profiles of your own.
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.
Learn how to use Photoshop, After Effects, and two dedicated tools—Flixel and Cliplets—to explore the creative possibilities of cinemagraphs: static photos that contain areas of motion.
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 how to create Hollywood-style movie trailer title sequences with CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
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.
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 the fundamentals of working with type: compositing type, animating type, and creating 3D text and logos.
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).
Create backgrounds for video projects using Photoshop and After Effects.
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.
Learn how to digitally extend a set with After Effects. Create a missing wall in the composite and add a moving scene outside windows.
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.
Shoot and animate your own stop-motion films with an iPad, smartphone, or DSLR camera and the iStopMotion app for Mac OS and iOS devices.