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Adding footage to a sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro

In today's post, Jeff Sengstack, our certified Adobe expert and instructor, will show you how to add footage to a sequence in Premiere Pro, how to set it to frame size and how to position it. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial we have prepared for you. Alright, the first thing I want to do is put something inside this empty sequence, like putting something inside an empty cup. This image here, Number 3, is the only one that is Read More...

The Bluefx Business Explainer Features

In today's post, Jeff Sengstack, our Adobe certified expert, will show you some features of the Bluefx Business Explainer template. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial we have prepared for you. Let me show you how this works. Let me go to the first one here and give you a sense of how these things work. I’m going to open this up so you can see it. So, the first scene, I’ll scroll down so you can see it. We built Read More...

How to mask out objects seamlessly in After Effects

Today's post is about masking out objects seamlessly in Adobe After Effects. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial Jeff, our Adobe certified instructor, has prepared for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFjvs53GgQA Summer Sale Week - Special $1 Offer & Amazing Bonuses Ends soon: Click here http://bluefx.net/op/Learn-After-Effects-Step-By-Step-%241Trial-Jeff Now let's start our blog post! Drag it down to the new comp. Now I want to get rid of that image there.   So I want to cover it with this area down here and that will then get rid of it. Read More...

How To Animate Your Logo With After Effects In Under 5 Minutes -[FREE TEMPLATE included].

Here’s how you can animate your logo with After Effects in under 5 minutes (even if you’re a complete beginner).   Download The Free Template <<CLICK HERE >>     Hi I’m Jeff Sengstack an Adobe Certified Expert and the lead Instructor here at bluefx.net. In this quick video you will learn how to animate your logo in After Effects so it looks just like this one… and at the end of this video you will receive this logo animation After Effects template for free, so make sure you watch this Read More...

Codecs and video containers in Adobe Media Encoder

Today's post will help you understand codecs and video containers in Adobe Media Encoder. Note: remember to watch the video tutorial Jeff, our Adobe certified instructor has prepared for you. So let's start! Let’s look at the workflow here. You’ve got three things left to right. The workflow seems to be like we’re going to go left to right. The first thing if I click the drop down list here, I choose essentially a file format which makes sense. What kind of a file do I Read More...

Converting Illustrator files to shapes in After Effects

Today's post is about how to convert Adobe Illustrator files to shapes in After Effects. Note: remember to watch the video tutorial Jeff, our Adobe certified instructor has prepared for you. Another way to make a shape is to use an Illustrator file. Here's an Illustrator file - the fish file. Drag it down here to the comp It is a little bit large. Let me go get the Selection Tool here and move it around a little bit since it's still large. There we Read More...

Creating a realistic window frost in After Effects

Today's post is about creating a realistic frosty window in After Effects, an excerpt from an After Effects Academy live class. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial we have prepared for you, it will help you understand better the whole process. Right now, if I put the Frost over it, it won't look all that great because it's going to be in focus. I'll show you what I mean. I'll take the Frost-white-new and put that on top. Again, it acts like Read More...

Capture invisible keyframes of a Motion Path or Shape Layer in AE

Today's post is about capturing invisible keyframes of a motion path or shape layer. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial Jeff, our Adobe certified expert and instructor, prepared for you. You can use the Mask Path or these points as keyframes which is really a remarkable little thing that you can do. So we’re going to do that to create the path for our animation. Now I want to create a null object layer, then the object layer will follow this Read More...

How to duplicate compositions in After Effects correctly

Today we'll take a look at duplicating compositions in After Effects correctly. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial as Remus guides you step-by-step through this process. So let's take a look at this example, I'll be using the Bluefx Mini Explainer animation template. You can download this template for free if you want to follow along, just click here. Now let's go back to our project ⬇ So here we are in the main composition and let's go ahead and add a new Read More...

Extending the number of placeholders in an After Effects Project

Usually, extending the number of placeholders in an After Effects project can be time consuming and tedious. We've a got a little trick to make it faster and easier. Keep reading and see how Remus managed to do it in just 3 steps. Note: Don't forget to watch the video tutorial, it's only 5 minutes long and takes you step-by-step to the whole process of extending the number of placeholders in an AE project. So let's jump right into it and head Read More...