The Computer Graphics & Digital Motion Industry is once again on its historical growth trend.
When it comes to visual effects and motion graphics, After Effects is usually one of the primary choices to consider. However, the software package itself is a quite hard to learn — and extremely hard to master.
There are many reasons why you should visit these tutorials. With Adobe After Effects you can create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects with flexible tools that help save you time and deliver unparalleled creative power.
Below, you’ll find some of the Excellent Adobe After Effects Tutorials and Best Practices for your visual effects & motion graphics related needs.
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The next generation, representing two decades of excellence. This application contains everything you need to create blockbuster visual effects and high-end motion graphics. For those artists whose work demands more than the basic application, There is a Adobe After Effects out of few available tools to satisfy their every needs that utilizes digital motion graphics. After Effects integrates with other Adobe software titles such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Encore, and Flash.
In this presentation, we present to you a Ultimate Round-Up of Excellent Adobe After Effects Tutorials and Best Practices for igniting your creativity.
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This tutorial shows you how to create animated particles in 3D with multiple instances to create a complex energy scene with CC particle world.
This tutorial covers the creation of a space-like sci-fi title sequence from scratch. Michael shows us how you can easily create a visually interesting and impressive title animation with some simple title cards and text animation. The tutorial uses the Twitch plugin from Video Copilot, though a similar effect could be obtained by manual keyframing.
In This tutorial we will learn to give life to our text, animating each word in a rhythmic animation. you going to learn about how to mastering the tools of text in After Effects, Learn the basics of key images to generate a movement, Learn the basics of key images to generate a movement, Create different compositions to better organize and understand the project, and Add lights, creating a 3D scene, playing with reflections, shadows to simulate a 3rd dimension.
n this tutorial Naim Alwan ventures outside of After Effects for a little bit of 3D Match moving to create this stunning Urban Jungle effect where vector graphics are perfectly tracked to some city footage. In day 1 you will learn how to do a track using Boujou (although any match moving software will work for this) and then import and apply that information in After Effects successfully.
In this new video tutorial on After Effects, we will discuss Layers of Forms or Shapes Layer, emerged since the version of After Effects CS3.
Very convenient since vector layers have forms of options and effects of specific transformation that we will discover in this tutorial with a practical exercise: achieving a colored background composed of several spheres, all with a single layer shape.
In this 30 minute tutorial you’ll learn techniques and workflow used in Adobe After Effects and Illustrator to create the dramatic effect of the Batman icon shattering apart revealing a bright light source behind. Plug-ins used include Knoll Light Factory, Trapcode Particular and Shine.
Animated swirls are all the rage in the motion graphics world, and there are some pretty cool things that can be done with them. But creating and animating such elements is really not as difficult and time-consuming as it would seem, even if the shapes are detailed and intricate. Bring on the swirls!
Check out the cool Twister Preset and the possibilities in this tutorial which is from the Evolution DVD.
In this series of tutorials you’ll walk step-by-step through various After Effects techniques for creating this spot. This section deals with Puppet Pin tool basics and how to use the cool motion sketch feature to animate to music.
This 1 hour recorded e-seminar covers some basic techniques, some little-known techniques and plenty of handy workflow tips for using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with Adobe After Effects.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how you can use CC Smear as the basis to create text that appears in as if a spirit whisped into it.
Animating your After Effects design in 3D space is fun and, for the most part, easy to achieve. However, the camera and objects can have their own agendas in some instances, but a few tricks can change a seemingly uncontrollable camera animation into pure, cool cinematography.
One of the toughest things to achieve in After Effects is a true feeling of space, environment, and temperature even. One way to infuse your scene with reality is to add light—and not simply a spotlight with a feathered edge and a few shadows here and there, but a realistic light cast from the very essential form of illumination: fire!
This tutorial teaches you how to create a lighting effect using track mattes, and also how to create an alternative to the same old basic drop shadow. Very cool tutorial chuck full of new techniques for you to try out.
In This Tutorial you can learn how to Create 3D interface display as seen in Iron Man’s helmet and build self-animating components and artificial lighting.
In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create a awesome force field effect in Adobe After Effects – with no 3rd-party plug-ins. He’ll also cover some basic color correction techniques.
Learn how to use Illustrator to break up a layer into pieces. Use expressions to automatically make the pieces move randomly into place.
A custom effects is special kind of preset that looks and behaves like a plugin. It allows you to save a special recipe of plugins and key frames into something that you can reuse with ease.
In this tutorial you can learn how to create the incredibly popular light rays effect and how to package it all into a custom effect.
In This tutorial you can learn how to use displacement, turbulence and particle world for Building a furious procedural Disintegration effect.
In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to take a 2D image of clouds and use it to create realistic 3D cloud motion, in just a few simple clicks. No cutting up of the image needed!
In this episode of Red Giant TV, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use Trapcode Form to create the effect of text (or a logo) dissolving to sand and blowing away. You’ll also learn how to reverse the transition, so that sand forms into text.
In This tutorial you can learn how to use expressions to enhance particle control to animate a thin particle system in 3D space.
In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create simple reflections on the floor for both individual people and crowds, in Adobe After Effects. As a bonus, you’ll pick up a valuable technique for counteracting some of the issues you may encounter when you have collaps transformations turned on.
In This tutorial you can learn advanced tips and create “3d-looking” titles and how to use Sure Target preset to achieve advanced 3d moves.
This tutorial created by AE legend Maltaanon. He kicks things off with this tutorial that makes very clever use of Trapcode’s Form plugin to create something that would normally require a 3D application, but is accomplished entirely within After Effects.
In This tutorial you can learn how to use expressions, scripts and create a distressed title to create fracture layers and manipulate in 3D space with ease.
In this video tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use shape layers to easily create that Old-School look where a red dashed line animates over a map to indicate travel destinations.
Good horror isn’t about over the top effects. It’s about using effects and color correction to create a constant and un-nerving sense of fear, suspense and terror as part of an imaginative and horrifyingly well directed film. In this first part you will learn how to create 2 scenes. First how to take a shot of a mansion and give it an intense and scary look through sky replacement and color correction. Second we will take a shot of a stone gargoyle face and create a subtle yet creepy effect in which it frowns evilly at an oncoming victim.
In This tutorial you can learn how to use Encore to build buttons and loop menus and create In This tutorial you can learn how to use.
In This tutorial you can learn how to use masking and parenting to link imagery to create a cosmic Earth zoom in AE.
In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz continues his exploration of Light Wraps, focusing on improving Maltaannon’s free light wraping method (ceLightwrap), as well as covering a light wrapping technique for emergency situations.
Do you think you know all about creating 3D vines? Well think again. Watch this amazing tutorial to learn how I did it using only After Effects.
In this video tutorial, Creative COW contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to track the position of a parented layer using expressions in Adobe After Effects.
In This tutorial you can learn how to use particular to generate custom “waveform to convert music amplitude to drive particle animation
In This tutorial you can learn how to use Alpha and Luma Mattes in After Effects also Frame by Frame animation using CS3’s Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects to create Ink Bleeding Effect.
in this tutorial you can learn how to create a spray paint effect using After Effects. It’s a fairly simple process but you can learn few tricks that you may not have thought of.
In This tutorial you can learn how to use valueAtTime expression to automate over time to build a silver ring in After Effects with a particle wipe.
It’s a great video tutorial where you can see how to create flower trails using Trapcode Particular in this special holiday episode. You’ll also work with the light emitter and use 3D layer to obscure particles.
Build your first chain-based rig in After Effects. Find out how flexible this technique is and how you can turn the rig into a snake.
In this tutorial you will learn how to animate a handwritten text sequence with ink bleeding through the paper to create an elegant old-world style title reveal.
This tutorial will allow you to develop a deeper understanding about mattes, and how they can be used to apply texture and transparency to your layers in After Effects, by putting together a five-second television bumper in Adobe After Effects.
Tilt-and-shift lenses allow the photographer to assign a narrow plane of focus within their image. These lenses focus on a single part of a photo or footage and shift (blur) the surrounding area to create an optical illusion that makes scenes appear as if they’re actually miniature models. In this tutorial you can learn how to fake the tilt-and-shift look using a static image.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create car light trail effect in After Effects
In this After Effects tutorial, Eran Stern teaches you how to control the scattering of light in a composition using adjustment light. Eran creates a 3D world of dancing actors with realistic lights and shadows for a fictional show called ‘Born to Dance’.
In this massive 2 part tutorial inspired by the work of Pierre Michel, Alex Verlan shows us how to create the dramatic slow motion rain drops falling scene entirely within After Effects.
Very exciting tutorial about how to zoom into a real watch by designing rusty watch machinery in photoshop to export into After Effects
Split-Flap-What? It’s the term used for displays that are found in train stations and airports, where they typically display departure and/or arrival information and do that cool flipping of letters to display the new information.
This tutorial does not show how to create the effect from scratch but instead it is a tutorial to explain how to use the project file.
This tutorial will show you how to forging fire using AE and create a smashing effect.
In this tutorial Tony Agliata demonstrates how simple expressions can generate multiple custom particles in Particular to create an animation of bouncing, floating Ping Pong balls–similar to a those in a lottery drawing.
In this tutorial, Angie Taylor shows how to put Adobe After Effects and Photoshop to work to create a DVD menu design. The example she uses here was originally created for a DVD of the pioneering all-girl punk bank The Slits.
In this tutorial you can learn how to create a realistic vehicle collision with body damage and you can also discover keying tips, the puppet tool and much more.
This tutorial will show you how to use key features of AE to create a flip style animation.
This tutorial shows you a simple yet very powerful method of explosion in which you can learn how to explode objects in contact in after effects.
Learn how to add facial distortion and handy expressions to create energy particle system in After Effects.
In this AE tutorial you can learn how to create a car racing scene by go through the process of making a stylized scene of cars racing down a road towards camera
Create heart rate monitor in After Effects with particular and learn how to control the postion of particles with separate xyz.
Using some stock smoke elements (possibly the one provided for the last tutorial) and some basic pictures cut out in Photoshop, you can create a create a cool simple title screen with minimal work.
In this very entertaining tutorial, Eran Stern takes you through the steps to recreate the transporter effects seen in the new Star Trek movie. This tutorial uses Trapcode Particular, Knoll Light Factory, MBLooks, and Key Correct Pro. You can get all these plugins as trials at the RGTV website.
A quick technique of creating a cool futuristic tunnel in After Effects using effects like CC Cylinder, CC Vector Blurr, Fractal Noise etc.
You don’t have to be Steven Spielberg, you don’t need millions of dollars, you don’t even need more than one actor to make your own war movie (well, one shot anyway). In this two day tutorial series, Michal Jagiello will show you how to create a realistic war movie shot using only one actor and a camera man.
Once in a while a new (or in this case very rarely used) technique appears on the scene and suddenly you start seeing it everywhere. Well we have a feeling that this is going to be one of those. In this tutorial Satya Meka shows us how to use the built-in radio waves plugin to create an incredibly beautiful and ethereal animation of morphing letters.
Learn advanced techniques about how to stabilizing footage in AE while dealing with composite realistic smoke behind vehicle with paticular.
You cannot find many tutorials on using the puppet tool, so a lot of us forget how versatile the tool really can be. In this last one from Dave, he show us how he make a worm inch across the floor, with its antennas moving and some clever lighting to make everything really pop.
This effect is loosely based off the traditional method of shooting still photographs with a slow exposure to capture the motion path of a light. This tutorial is filled with many small tips and tricks for Adobe After Effects to enhance the average user’s knowledge and speed up their workflow.
This tutorial gives a different twist on how to use the powerful form plugin. Learn how to use it to create a mysterious and electric type reveal.
In this tutorial you will learn some good fundamentals on how to create a type reveal with an interesting background and environment. You will learn how to use all built-in tools and plugins to create a faux underwater scene complete with a bubbly type reveal. Simple.
In this new tutorial Nick takes you through the steps of creating an energy ball with the Particle Filter in Adobe After Effects.
Using a layer of smoke, blurs, color correction and some masking techniques, Nick shows you how to create the energy ball, give it a burning hot spot, animate it to fly towards the camera and reflect off the nearby fence.
Learn how to use displacement mapping and color correction to simulate the look of bugs crawling under the skin.
In this 2 part tutorial we revisit the Cinematic Opening concept with an homage to all of you, our readers, by enshrining all of the comments left on the site in a “ready for Hollywood” delivery. It features a clever use of freely available scripts and expressions to create what would normally be a very complicated and time-consuming animation. The tutorial will be split into 2 days with a total of over 80 minutes of training.
In this new video tutorial on After Effects, we show how to use the famous plugin Trapcode particular issue for hundreds of typographical letters in 3D space, and play with layers of shapes and patterns to tweak with colors and effects create an atmosphere.
This tutorial shows you how to animate a camera around a text, the floating in a world of colored particles, all in sync with your music.
Learn How to use simple expressions to CC sphere plug-in to add 3D control to earth inside After Effects.
In this tutorial Markus walks us through the creation of a video accompaniment to Bruce Lee’s ‘Be Water’ philosophy. It features vibrant motion typographic sub-titles, animated illustrations and clever camera techniques. The training will be split over 3 days for a total of 71 minutes of tutorial video.
In this free video tutorial on After Effects, we will learn to create 3D cylinders consist of multiple videos. This technique is also valid for a cylinder of photo.
This tutorial will show you how to make a futuristic floating hologram over a cellphone. The techniques included here will help you understand how to track one object to another. The final result is something that may make your indie science-fiction film look better or it may just inspire you to create something new.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create animated typography synchronized with musical events (lyrics). You’ll learn how to fit your typography to a rhythm, add dynamic animations and use the camera and motion blur to create a high-end final effect. This tutorial showcases a technique that is highly sought after in motion graphics today.
In this tutorial you’ll be creating elegant glowing lines using shape layers within After Effects. We’ll create a few basic arc layers and then stylize them by using the find edges effect, glows, and blending modes. I enjoy this technique and you can easily adapt this concept to many different shapes to create some stunning looks.
While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that we missed some other great tutorials. Feel free to share it with us.