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Visual Effects (972 Tutorials)

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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Making Ken Burns Obey in FCP X

February 11, 2014

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer talk about the Ken Burns Effect to do a move on a still image in FCP X… and improve upon the effect.

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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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Adobe After Effects Tilt Shift Tutorial

Adobe After Effects Tilt Shift Tutorial

February 11, 2014

Tilt shift makes your video and images look miniature, like toys. In this project, they use Posterize time, Camera Lens Blur, CC Light Sweep and Fast Blur to create the effect.

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Puppet Tool Tips from Video Copilot

Puppet Tool Tips from Video Copilot

February 11, 2014

Andrew Kramer animates the Twitter logo with the Puppet Tool in Adobe After Effects.

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Driving Plates Composite in Premiere Pro

Driving Plates Composite in Premiere Pro

February 11, 2014

Artbeats and Eran Stern bring you a tutorial showing how to key and composite greenscreen driving plates with scenery in Premiere Pro using Ultra Key and a Track Matte Key.

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AE & C4D – AE & C4D –  Abstract Particles Using Trapcode Form and OBJs

AE & C4D – AE & C4D –  Abstract Particles Using Trapcode Form and OBJs

February 11, 2014

VinhSon Nguyen shows a cool, basic technique that you can use to create unique and interesting forms for titles, background elements and more.

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Imagineer mocha Tips #mochatips

February 11, 2014

Martin Brennand shares some of the daily tips that are posted to Twitter and Facebook by Imagineer Systems.

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Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

February 4, 2014

In this tutorial, Iain Anderson shows you how to add steam to a moving coffee cup, add sparkles to a magic wand and track flares to a moving eye.

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CoreMelt TrackX for FCPX – Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

CoreMelt TrackX for FCPX – Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

February 4, 2014

Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X – CoreMelt TrackX powered by Mocha is a powerful tool to enable FCP X editors to easily track and insert graphics and layers. Just draw a shape around the object you want to track and the Academy Award winning Mocha tracking engine will lock on and allow you to track text, do screen replacements, replace signs and more.

In this tutorial we show you how to add steam to a moving coffee cup, add sparkles to a magic wand and track flares to a moving eye.

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In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

February 4, 2014

Keying is part technical skill, part patience, and part sorcery. This series will take you through different areas of keying, not so much to teach you step by step, but to talk about some of the problems you’ll run into and how to fix them.

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Apple FCP X 10.1, Plug-in Compatibility and Resources

Apple FCP X 10.1, Plug-in Compatibility and Resources

February 4, 2014

FxPlug 3 is new with this release, and it allows custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support. We will let you know if we learn of any incompatibility issues with plug-ins. We are requesting that you let us know if you encounter any problems with plug-in incompatiblity with the new version of FCP X 10.1 or Motion too. We can put together a nifty list if it's needed.Thanks!

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Stylized Lava Lamp in After Effects

Stylized Lava Lamp in After Effects

February 4, 2014

Let’s start Tutorial Tuesday with a groovy 1970’s throwback, the lava lamp! The tutorial is from Mikey Borup at Premium Beat. This tutorial is for beginners and covers things like fast blur and levels. They also go over Motion Sketch and the Light Sweep plug-in.

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Crumpled Paper in After Effects

Crumpled Paper in After Effects

February 4, 2014

You know the open for the sitcom “Community”, with the crumpled paper? Trevor Penner explains how to do this effect.

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Track and Replace a Mobile Phone Screen in mocha!

Track and Replace a Mobile Phone Screen in mocha!

February 4, 2014

Imagineer has a new tutorial up that covers tracking an iPhone screen. Mary Poplin gives detailed instructions on the process both in video form and in words, so you can go at your own pace.

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