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Top 3 free After Effects templates websites

Are you searching for "free after effects templates"? In this post we will provide a list of the top 3 free After Effects template creator websites. We must mention that this top includes only businesses that create their own AE templates. If you search on Google, you will find many results and websites that offer free AE templates, but they don't actually create them. 1.Our top starts with Rocketstock. We like the variety of free AE templates they offer. You can choose from: Logo Read More...

How to make true 3D text with gold-plated look in After Effects

Have you ever wondered how to get the gold-plated look on your text in After Effects? Today's post will bring answers to your question, so let's start! Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial Jeff, our Adobe certified expert and instructor, prepared for you. 1. Let's create an environment. So I need to make a new layer, a new comp. You just have to right-click ➨ New comp ➨ OK. Then, you can add fractal noise or turbulent noise, in this case, we will use fractal Read More...

Smoothing out camera movements in After Effects

In today's post, Jeff Sengstack, our Adobe certified expert and instructor, will show you how to smooth out camera movements in After Effects. More particularly, he'll show you how to fix the sudden motion. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial on how to smooth camera movements that Jeff recorded for you. So let's start! ⬇ The way you do that is by going to the so-called graph editor. 1.So we’ll click on the graph editor. 2. Click on the second button. 3. Choose Edit Value Read More...

CC Particle World : Motion Paths Around an Object in After Effects

Today's blog post is an excerpt from our After Effects Academy Live Class on CC Particle World and it shows you how to create motion paths around an object. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial, Jeff explains the process step-by-step. Let's start! This is the rotation thing. And I just have a background so you can get a sense of when it’s rotating around there like that.     Right now since this thing rotates around like that—but if you do the exact same kind Read More...

CC Environment and Spherical Maps in After Effects

Have you worked with Spherical Maps in After Effects? If not, it's a good place to learn how to. If you have, then just let us remind you how it's done. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial in which Jeff, our Adobe certified instructor, explains the process. Lets' start! When you’re working with environment you need to get a special kind of images. They’re called: -  Spherical Map, -  Light Probe (which is angular map) -  and Vertical Cross Images. Notice that ⬇ they’re all large, large Read More...

How to position a text in a 3D tracked scene in After Effects [Video Tutorial]

Our motion series comes to its end with this final blog post about how to position a text in a 3D tracked scene. Just a quick reminder on what we have already learned so far: how to create simple motion tracking in After Effects how to create 3D tracking with Shadow Catcher how to make an advanced perspective corner pin tracking So let's talk about today's topic. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial, Jeff guides you step-by-step through the process of text positioning in Read More...

Advanced perspective corner pin tracking in After Effects

Today we continue our tracking motion series with a blog post that will show you how to make advanced perspective corner pin tracking in After Effects. The first two posts treated subjects like how to track simple motion in After Effects and 3D tracking with Shadow Catcher. Remember to watch the video tutorial and see how Jeff, our Adobe certified instructor, creates this corner pin tracking.   Now let's start.⬇ You should open up the tracker. Click on the track motion button. And from track Read More...

3D Tracking with Shadow Catcher in After Effects [video tutorial]

3D Tracking? Shadow Catcher? Seems interesting, right? Welcome to the second blog post of our tracking motion series. We have already figured out how to create simple motion tracking in After Effects. So let's start talking about 3D Tracking with Shadow Catcher. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial, you will understand easier what Jeff does. We will go to the last one here, this is a little bit different because we’re going to use a shadow catcher on this one. Because I Read More...

How to create simple motion tracking in After Effects [video tutorial]

Today's post is the first one in a series of blog posts about tracking motion in After Effects. In our future blog posts,  we'll also talk about : 3D Tracking With Shadow Catcher Advanced Perspective Corner Pin Tracking Position a Text in a 3D Tracked Scene So let's start and see how you can create simple motion tracking in After Effects. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial, so that you could practice in real time what Jeff is teaching you. If you go to Read More...

After Effects shortcuts for changing layer properties

Have you ever wondered what are the shortcuts you could use to display layered transform properties? You'll find in today's post the solution and much more. Jeff Sengstack, our Adobe certified instructor, will talk about: the 5 transform properties and their shortcuts the shortcuts you should use when working with multiple properties the shortcuts you should use when working in multiple layers at the same time Note: As usually, there's a video tutorial you can watch to make sure you've understood Jeff's tips & tricks. So Read More...