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Adobe After Effects (657 Tutorials)

What in the heck is bokeh?

In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

July 18, 2019

Bokeh is a type of defocus or lens blur where the blur takes on the shape of the lens diaphram. We explain how to pronounce the word, how it is created, and show lots of cool examples. Also, a few plug-ins to create a bokeh in post-production.

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Topograph for After Effects Overview #gettingstarted

July 11, 2019

In this tutorial overview, learn how Topograph for After Effects works to create the topography and how to manipulate the settings to get the look you want.

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After Effects: Stranger Things-Inspired “Upside Down” Look + Free Project files

July 9, 2019

In this tutorial from Rocketstock, you will learn how to create a Stranger Things-inspired “Upside Down” look in After Effects. Plus, you can easily follow along with the free project files.

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Creating Fog in AE with Sapphire + Create Z Depth Pass for DOF & Fog

July 2, 2019

Jonathan Winbush explains how to make fog with Boris FX Sapphire using your depth map in After Effects. Bonus tutorial: Create Z Depth pass for DOF and Fog.

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In Depth: Fireworks

June 25, 2019

Yes, the U.S. Independence Day is upon us once again! Whatever your country or holiday, here are some methods of creating some beautiful explosions in the sky with After Effects, CINEMA 4D, and other hosts. There are some great plug-ins out there for making fireworks too.

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Burning Question: How Do I Fix Rolling Shutter?

June 24, 2019

In this article, we’ll talk about What Rolling Shutter is, or RS, which we’ll sometimes refer to it. We’ll go over what the types are, with lots of examples, so you’ll recognize it when you see it. Then, we’ll talk about how you can avoid, reduce, or fix RS problems both when shooting and in…

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Red Giant VFX Reflection Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 20, 2019

Get started with Shadow – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite! Tutorial created by Brian Behm.

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Red Giant VFX Chromatic Displacement Tutorial

June 20, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for Chromatic Displacement – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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Red Giant VFX Optical Glow Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 20, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for Optical Glow – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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Red Giant VFX Spot Clone Tracker Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 20, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for Spot Clone Tracker – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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Red Giant VFX King Pin Tracker Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 20, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for King Pin Tracker – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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Getting Started with Red Giant Shadow #gettingstarted

June 19, 2019

Get started with Shadow, one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite with this tutorial created by Brian Behm.

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Getting Started with Primatte Keyer 6 #gettingstarted

June 19, 2019

Get started with Primatte Keyer 6, part of the new Red Giant VFX Suite with this tutorial created by Simon Walker.

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Red Giant VFX Supercomp Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 19, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for Supercomp – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

In Depth: 8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

June 4, 2019

This is a question that I get quite a bit. It’s usually someone who is just out of college and getting started in the biz. They often use the phrase “the best bang for the buck”. Nobody wants to spend money on tools they will never use either. Because this field has some diversity, I’m breaking this into a multi-part feature for motion graphics in After Effects, visual effects in After Effects, editing, and more. Here are my picks must-have plug-ins for motion graphic artists using After Effects.

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