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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...

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...