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How to create confetti animations in After Effects

How to Create Confetti Animations in After Effects

Want to make confetti cannon video effects? Wondering how to add confetti explosion overlays onto video? Well, if you have Adobe After Effects look no further! We’ve got three simple video tutorials which will have you emitting colorful particles in minutes. These short video guides explain how to create amazing confetti particles using both the built-in CC Particle World effect, and the additional (but highly recommended) Trapcode Particular plugin from Maxon. So, if you need to add a celebration effect to your event promotion, product launch or milestone achievement video, fire up After Effects and follow these handy tips. How to make a confetti cannon – no plugins In this short video tutorial Joe, from Goatman Arts, explains how to create a confetti cannon in After Effects using the built-in CC Particle World effect. Joe adjusts the Particle World physics and emitter settings to produce a confetti explosion with falling…    read more 

15 Essential After Effects Tutorials for Beginners

Learn After Effects Today, For Free! 15 Essential After Effects Tutorials for Beginners Want to pick up Adobe After Effects basics quickly? There’s no better way of learning a new piece of software than by sitting back and watching some video tutorials from pro users revealing their secrets! So, grab a coffee and a notepad and get ready to learn something new with our list of the best basic After Effects tutorials! Try After Effects for Free Use the link below to access a trial version of Adobe’s incredible motion graphics software. What is Adobe After Effects? Want to know what After Effects is? Brian Maffet from Total Training gives us a short intro, explaining why it’s an essential software tool for video creators. He touches on its flexibility to offer simple-to-use non-destructive color correction, video compositing and motion graphics whilst maintaining the high level of fine-tuning required by broadcast…    read more 

How to Use Video Blending Modes

Using Video Blending Modes to Remove Black Backgrounds

8th February 2022 |

Need to remove black background from your VFX footage? Often with overlay video effects such as snow, fog, glitch and flash fx the files will have black backgrounds. This is due to pre-keyed video formats (which include transparency) having incredibly large file sizes and issues with software compatibility. Sometimes you might have green screen backgrounds, where you would need to use keying effects to create transparency, but in cases where you want to remove a black background the simplest way to achieve this is to use blending modes. Blending modes change the way your effect layer displays over the footage beneath by, in short, only showing the bright or the dark areas depending on the setting. Add or Screen modes will only display the light areas, effectively keying out the blacks. This is useful for VFX overlays which are generally bright elements on dark backgrounds. Conversely, Multiply or Darken blending…    read more 

This Is My NFT

21st May 2021 |

Introducing “This Is My NFT” OpenSea collection. “This is My NFT” is a collection of animated letterforms which represent the character and personality traits of their owner. Which NFT are you? Find your NFT at the OpenSea collection. Find your NFT at the OpenSea collection. Find your NFT at the OpenSea collection. Find your NFT at the OpenSea collection.

25 Free Animated Backgrounds for PowerPoint Feature

25 Free Animated Backgrounds for PowerPoint

Need some awesome animated loop backgrounds to use in your next corporate PowerPoint presentation? Here’s 25 of our finest loopable animations, all HD definition and totally free to use. These are perfect for adding instant color and motion to title and logo slides. They’re also ideal for powerful quotation slides – when you really need your message to stand out. TIP: As loop ready video files you’ll need to know how to set up video looping in PowerPoint. Luckily we have a blog post which takes you through this process here. Well, onto the freebies! Loops 1-10 Abstract Background Loops – Pack of 10 This is a fantastic set of video loops – full of variety! From technical looking data to elegant twisting gold bands there’s something for every occasion in this free pack of 10 animations. From the Download link below, click Add to Basket Loops 11-16 World Map…    read more 

Adding Video to Powerpoint Title

How to add video to PowerPoint slides

Ever needed to spice up a dull slide presentation? Microsoft’s PowerPoint has long been the go-to app for quick and effective slideshow creation, but are you doing enough to keep the attention of your audience? What’s the quickest way to turn your tedious AGM data presentation into an engaging production for the whole office to enjoy? Video is the answer and, thankfully, it’s a breeze to include. Why use video in PowerPoint? Making sure the facts are right, the spellings are correct, the slides are in the right order – these are the things crucial to a successful presentation. But slideshows can be a bore, let’s face it. And most slides are cobbled together at the last minute. This is where the right graphics, and the inclusion of video can do wonders to elevate your creation. It’s important to think of video as an enhancement to the on-screen information, and…    read more