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After Effects (759 Tutorials)

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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The Grid from Video Copilot

March 20, 2014

Andrew and the gang bring us another fantastic tutorial. This one goes through the process of making a techy looking grid title animation inside of After Effects.

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Working with OBJ Sequences in Element 3D

Working with OBJ Sequences in Element 3D

March 18, 2014

Charles Yeager leads you along in this tutorial on how to do some key things when using OBJ files exported from 3ds Max and used in Video Copilot Element 3D. He also uses ReelSmart Motion Blur from RE:Vision Effects.

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Audio Post Production – Mixing Basics for Dialog

Audio Post Production – Mixing Basics for Dialog

March 18, 2014

In this tutorial George Parker will give you a quick rundown on how to mix audio for film! There is some good stuff in here, people!

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Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 1

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 1

March 18, 2014

Ran Ben Avraham walks you through turning a human man into a Lizard Man with After Effects and Mettle FreeForm Pro. He motion tracks his footage and wraps the serpentine texture around the actors head with FreeForm Pro.

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Create a 3D animation of folding paper in After Effects

March 11, 2014

Angie Taylor shares this fun AE tutorial, inspired by a paper trick from her grandpa.

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Create Water with Trapcode Particular

Create Water with Trapcode Particular

March 5, 2014

Dino Muhic creates a beautiful fluid looking water effect, inspired by a Beck’s commercial in Germany. Dino used a lime from Video Copilot 3D Model Pack – Fresh Food.

First, he builds it from scratch and then explains how to composite it. He also created a preparation video to show how the water looks on its own.

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EPS Vector Graphic Import with Titler Pro

EPS Vector Graphic Import with Titler Pro

March 5, 2014

NewBlueFX allows users to create stunning and chic professional 2D and 3D video titles in the timeline with speed and efficiency. Here’s a tutorial to show you how to use some of the features in the plug-in!

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Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

March 5, 2014

Ryan Boyle of Sketchy Pictures explains the full process from character design, expressions for animating movement, lip-sync, lighting and camera and lots more!

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Create a Smoke Man with 3ds Max Using FumeFX & Krakatoa

March 5, 2014

Post by Vikrant Dalal at CGtuts+ – Create an smoky ghostlike character or object using Sitni Sati FumeFX for 3ds Max and Krakatoa. He finishes in After Effects. Project file with a sample character is included.

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Create an 8-Bit Style in After Effects

Create an 8-Bit Style in After Effects

March 5, 2014

Here are several tutorials that give After Effects users that chunky, retro, 8-bit, posterized look, with or without plug-ins.

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Text Animators in After Effects

February 11, 2014

Trent Armstrong explains his secret formula for getting started with the Text Animation tools in After Effects. It’s short and sweet and you’ll learn a lot!

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3D Light Rays

Tutorial: Advanced 3D Light Rays in After Effects by Andrew Kramer

February 11, 2014

Video Copilot has a new tutorial up today showing a cool volumetric light effect that Andrew used on his Star Trek: Into Darkness title sequence. No third-party plug-ins required.

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