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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! 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 you’ll be using them a lot! 1. Trim Comp to Work Area How can I quickly trim my comp’s duration?…    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. How to Create Glitchy Text in After Effects | Video Tutorial Learn how to create glitch text animation in minutes! This short video tutorial for After Effects…    read more 

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Free Christmas Animations from Enchanted Media

10th November 2017 |

Let’s get all Festive! Get a head-start with your corporate Christmas campaign video or personal festive messaging with these two free animations from Enchanted Media! Christmas Tree Lights Message – Free Animation This animation is perfect if you want an instant Christmas greetings video message for your friends or customers. The Christmas tree particle effects are simply stunning and the choice of colors and lighting effects are about as festive as you can get! Download the un-watermarked file for free from the Enchanted Media website here. There’s also an editable version of this for After Effects – Christmas Tree Lights Intro Template for After Effects Christmas Glass Snowflakes Loop – Free Animation If you’re unsure what your festive greetings message is going to be why not use this Christmas snowflake background to inspire you! It’s loop-ready which means you can place it back-to-back for seamless looping of any duration. Great…    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 

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