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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 

Using Adobe Fresco for 2D Animation

How to create traditional 2D animations using Adobe Fresco

Have You Tried 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…    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…    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