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Adobe After Effects (734 Tutorials)

After Effects Shape Layers

June 3, 2014

This tutorial will step you through shape layers like nobody else’s business. if you are just getting started in shape layers for after effects, this will be the video you need to watch, also, you can make a cool final piece. Also we will cover a bit about expressions.

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Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapon!

Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapon!

May 27, 2014

Andrew Kramer stars in his own video showing how he took a Nerf gun and converted it into a dangerous intergalactic weapon, then added effects in post.

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3D Textures in After Effects

May 27, 2014

It’s easy to create a video texture inside of 3D text within Adobe After Effects CC.

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Inside the After Effects Camera by ChrisZwar

Inside the After Effects Camera by ChrisZwar

May 20, 2014

Pro Video Coalition has a great article up written by ChrisZwar. Its an overview on the power of the ability to create 3D layers and work with them using After Effects’ Virtual Camera tool.

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Accurate Green Screen Shadows and Camera Moves

Accurate Green Screen Shadows and Camera Moves

May 13, 2014

In this tutorial, Matthew Perks will show you how compose a green screen shot with a moving camera. He will also show you how to make an accurate 3D shadow of the subject, which really helps to sell the shot.

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Import 3D OBJ Models into After Effects in 3 Steps

May 6, 2014

Alex over at Zaxwerks hosted a recent tutorial thats getting a lot of attention. In it he uses ProAnimator to move 3D OBJ models into Adobe After Effects in a few simple steps!

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adventures in maps tutorial

Adventures in Map Animation with QGIS, After Effects, C4D & Illustrator

April 29, 2014

Victoria Nece explains the open source software GIS, Geographic Information Systems, to make mapping jobs easier.

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Animating 2D Cartoon Faces in After Effects

April 29, 2014

Lee Daniels gives a general overview of animating a face from a layered Photoshop file in After Effects.

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video copilot heat distortion tutorial

Video Copilot Heat Distortion Tutorial

April 28, 2014

If you have used Video Copilot’s Flight Kit or JetStrike you might be familiar with the Heat Distortion tool. Now you can purchase it on its own… ya know, if you have a fear of heights or flying and are trying to stay away from the planes.

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Guitar Strings with Rowbyte Plexus

Guitar Strings with Rowbyte Plexus

April 22, 2014

Gardner Raymond of Consequence Video Designs has a new After Effects tutorial, in which he creates animated guitar strings using Rowbyte Plexus with the help of Trapcode Sound Keys.

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Digital Wipes in After Effects with Ben Watts

Digital Wipes in After Effects with Ben Watts

April 15, 2014

In this tutorial Ben Watts will teach you how to create a basic digital wipe effect using Adobe After Effects. 

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in depth color correction vs color grading

In Depth: Color Correction vs Color Grading

April 1, 2014

I’ve heard the terms Color Correction and Color Grading used interchangeably but they are not the same things. I’ll explain the difference, show you some tools to fix and tweak color, point you to a few tutorials, give you some side by side examples and breakdowns. Finally I’ll link you to some free tools you can use for color correction or grading.

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Depth Passes Made Easy + Frischluft Lenscare and Camera Lens Blur

April 1, 2014

Let Joren from The Pixel Lab show you how to properly set up your depth passes so that you can do your DOF in Adobe After Effects!

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Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 2

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 2

March 25, 2014

Ran Ben Avraham shows us how to create a Lizard Man transformation in After Effects with FreeForm Pro. Ran motion tracks a sequence and then he uses FreeForm Pro to wrap the texture of his choice around the actors face in 3D.

In Part 2 you will learn how to 2D track different parts of the face in Mocha. You'll apply that info to the texture that has been created.

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Tutorial / Inspirations: True Detective like Double Exposure

March 25, 2014

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! This is a Tuesday Two-fer… A Tutorial + Inspiration. “After Effects Tutorials with Mikey” creates the double exposure in True Detective. Really nice!

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