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Using Adobe Fresco for 2D Animation

How to create traditional 2D animations using Adobe Fresco

Used Adobe Fresco yet? Fresco is a digital painting app from Adobe, specifically for tablets. It includes both pixel-based painting as well as vector drawing tools. We especially like the new Live Brushes which behave like real watercolor and oil, mixing and blending together as they would in the real world. In this short video workflow tutorial, Sydney-based motion designer and illustrator Ben Marriott shows us how he animates simple, painted elements created in Fresco using an onion-skinning technique. To start with he sketches the outline of his frames using the pencil tool, then creates each painted animation frame on a separate layer, exporting the layered file as a PSD, from Adobe Fresco. Use After Effects to quickly sequence animation frames After importing the layers into After Effects he then trims them to one frame each and sequences the layers across the Timeline. To complete the hand-drawn look he adds…    read more 

50 Essential AE Tips and Expressions from Enchanted Media

50 Essential After Effects Tips, Expressions and Shortcuts

Creating cool animations in After Effects is often really quite straightforward, but to make things even easier you’ll want to be using these handy tips and expressions. We’ve spent years creating motion graphics and animated sequences, so we thought we’d share our go-to, time-saving pointers – the shortcuts we use all the time! Included in this list : Handy Tips for After Effects – general hints, tips and pointers for making life easier! Useful After Effects Expressions – exciting code snippets to automate and elevate your animations! Essential AE Keyboard Shortcuts – memorize these simple keystrokes to speed up your workflow! Try After Effects for Free Use the link below to access a trial version of Adobe’s incredible motion graphics software. Handy Tips for After Effects Let’s start with some general After Effects hints and tips, from project organization to quick effects. These pointers should become natural over time, as…    read more 

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How to make a YouTube intro for free

A beginner’s guide to making YouTube intros without spending any money! Making your YouTube channel look fantastic starts with the branding. Let’s look at YouTube intro templates. You’ve just got a groovy new YouTube channel up and running, or could do with some new awesome branding on an existing channel – how about a cool, animated logo intro to top and tail your videos? A professional looking video intro does wonders for your channel’s credibility. Often because people often make snap judgements on your content within the first few seconds of a video. A poorly made intro sequence can cause viewers to assume the rest of the video will be second-rate, even if your video production is first-class. So, how do you create professional looking YouTube intros with little, to no experience with animation software? And, also, how can you do this for free? Contents: Creating intro sequences using Adobe…    read more 

Top 10 free After Effects templates

10 Totally FREE After Effects Templates

Grab these awesome free video templates for After Effects We’ve picked out a variety of amazing free projects including simple logo reveals, beautiful photo slideshows, corporate promotions and kinetic text – all in glorious high definition. So, if you’re in a pinch and need a bespoke video sequence, pronto! – save our list of 10 totally free After Effects templates. For personal and commercial use these projects work like magic, without needing any extra plugins, and will even open in older versions of After Effects (CS5 or later). Got After Effects? You can download a free trial version of Adobe After Effects from the link below. 1. High Voltage Logo Reveals We kick off our list of free After Effects templates with not one, but a pack of three high-tech logo reveals. Easy to use and of professional quality this template pack is sure to give your brand some power….    read more 

How To Animate Text in After Effects

How to Animate Text – After Effects Tutorials

Let’s Create some animated text in Adobe After Effects! After Effects is universally accepted as the best software for motion graphics, and absolutely excels at animating text, though for the After Effects beginner its interface and multiple panels and settings can seem a little daunting. Fear not, help is at hand! With these handy, step-by-step After Effect tutorials you’ll learn how to add unique animation to your text in a matter of minutes! These short video tutorials are especially for beginners and utilize only the built-in After effects tools – explaining each process in detail. They cover glitch effects, wiggling text and hand drawn text techniques. Recorded in AE CC2018 these methods will work in all previous (or later) versions of After Effects. Try After Effects for Free Use the link below to access a trial version of Adobe’s incredible motion graphics software. How to Create Glitchy Text in After…    read more 

What are Motion Graphics Template for Premiere Pro?

Motion Graphics Templates – Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about Motion Graphics templates for Premiere Pro Ever wanted to add awesome animated graphics into your Premiere Pro video sequence, fast and easy? Well now you can, with Motion Graphics templates. Watch our short video introduction (below) to the exciting new world of Motion Graphics templates for Premiere Pro and scroll down for our comprehensive FAQ guide to get yourself up to speed. WHAT ARE MOTION GRAPHICS TEMPLATES? You may have been hearing a lot about Motion Graphics templates for Premiere Pro, but what exactly is a Motion Graphics template? Motion Graphics templates (.mogrt) are files that include text animations and video effects which you can edit and then add to your video sequences. They can be overlayed on top of your footage or used as standalone sections of animated video content. You can use your own text and often adjust the position, scale and…    read more 

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What’s all the buzz about Motion Graphics Templates?

Editable animations inside Premiere Pro – get excited about Motion Graphics Templates! Have you heard of Motion Graphics Templates (MOGRTS)? Well, if you’re a video editor then things have just got very exciting inside Premiere Pro! Finally you can edit animations, created in Adobe After Effects, directly inside Premiere Pro – and you don’t even need to have After Effects installed on your machine! Perhaps you’re a devoted Premiere user and After Effects seems a little daunting, even with the profusion of easy-to-edit templates out there. Or, you’re simply fed up of switching between the two applications when creating your graphics-laden video productions. This is where the new Motion Graphics Templates (.mogrt) come into play. What are the benefits of Motion Graphics Templates? MOGRTS simplify the graphics workflow for Premiere Pro users. Apart from the fact you can edit amazing animations directly inside Premiere, another huge benefit of Motion Graphics…    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 software quickly? There’s no better way of learning a new piece of software than by sitting back and watching the pro’s reveal their secrets in video tutorials! So, grab a coffee and a notepad and get ready to learn something new, with our list of the best After Effects video tutorials for beginners! Try After Effects for Free Use the link below to access a trial version of Adobe’s incredible motion graphics software. So, What is Adobe After Effects? from Brian Maffet Want to know what exactly After Effects is? Brian Maffet from Total Training gives us a short introduction, explaining why it’s the 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…    read more 

What are After Effects templates?

What are After Effects templates?

Image Source : Parallax Corporate Promo Perfect for beginners, handy for professionals Whether you’re a seasoned motion graphics designer or just starting out in video production After Effects templates are enormously helpful in getting the job done quickly. Purchasing an After Effects template will cut out hours, if not days, of legwork for the price of dinner! After Effects’ professionals can utilize these time-saving projects to speed up their work rate, or perhaps explore some new techniques. As ‘source’ files, these projects can often be totally deconstructed, revealing magical expressions and keyframe trickery. Handy, also, for those with an beginner’s interest in motion graphics and video production. If time is of the essence or you need some inspirational motion graphics techniques take a moment to see what ready-made After Effects templates have to offer and read our 5 Steps to After Effects templates. Try After Effects for Free Use the…    read more 

What are After Effects templates?

Why Adobe After Effects?

Image Source : Adobe What’s so good about After Effects anyway? When I first encountered After Effects, as part of Adobe’s Creative Suite (around 2004) I was staggered by how much you could create inside the program itself. The name ‘After Effects’ suggested it would only be useful for applying effects on top of (after) video video footage had been produced. Though, with a little exploration I found it housed some of the best text/object animation tools, plus a totally intuitive non-linear Timeline (the simplicity of the Timeline was a revelation to me as I was, at the time, struggling with Flash’s finicky animation techniques!). A joy to create simple animations in mere minutes! After Effects has at its core a very instinctive animation system, the basics of which which can be picked up in just a few hours. Keyframing of position, scale, rotation and transparency (opacity) values comes naturally…    read more 

How to create Simple_Lower_Thirds in After Effects

Quick Lower Thirds in After Effects

Image Source : Simple Lower Thirds Pack Here’s a great tutorial for speedy lower third elements Simple lower third After Effects templates are all the rage right now and you can see packs of these elements becoming popular on template sites such as Enchanted Media. But how easy is it to create this sort of thing from scratch? Matt Jylkka shows how you can use After Effects to create some simple animated lower thirds in minutes. Tutorial : 5 Minute Lower Thirds in After Effects Video Source : Mt. Mograph Don’t even have five minutes? If you’re still stuck for time why not just download our Simple Lower Thirds Pack right away! Try After Effects for Free Use the link below to access a trial version of Adobe’s incredible motion graphics software. Share with someone!

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