AE Background Design

Creative background design for After Effects

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In this series of tutorials, broadcast designer John Dickinson demonstrates the techniques he uses to create a range of stylish backgrounds in After Effects.

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Think like a designer
Learn how to approach background design like a broadcast designer, starting off with an empty composition, building the background, then experimenting to create variations.
Clear + informative
The lessons are clear and to the point. John breaks down complicated techniques, making it easy to learn and easy to remember the steps.
Learn to build your own

Learn the skills necessary to build your own backgrounds and the workflow for working smarter in After Effects.

Stunning variations

In addition to the base backgrounds, you'll learn John's creative approach to building stunning variations.

ProAnimator titles

Includes all project files plus bonus files with the lesson title animations created using Zaxwerks ProAnimator.

Lesson outline
Basic Fractal Loop
Make a simple, seamlessly looping Fractal Noise background and variations.
Make a realistic theatre curtain background and other variations in After Effects. Learn innovative techniques and several shortcuts that will help your workflow.
Use expressions and real-world techniques to make a multi-layered, tech-style background and stunning variations.
Make an undulating molten lava background. Including tips to improve your workflow with simple expressions and seamless looping techniques.
Create the stylish and useful, evolving fractal background and hi-tech wormhole variation
Make a variety of Persian-style background designs. Learn to combine Fractal Noise, Colorama, Find Edges, Smart Blur as well as CC Kaleida and other CC effects to create this unique, revolving pattern effect.
Create a versatile light rays background. With a unique use of Vector Paint, Colorama, CC Radial Fast Blur and other effects you'll create this gorgeous stock footage-style background. Note: The Vector Paint effect was removed in CS5, although projects from previous releases using Vector Paint will open.
Your trainer
John Dickinson is a cutting-edge motion graphics artist who is in demand. John combines 15 years of industry experience with a proven teaching ability, encouraging and challenging participants to break through to new levels of excellence and impact in their work.
Requirements

  • Adobe After Effects 7 or higher.
  • Quicktime 7 or higher.
  • Windows and Mac compatible.

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John you are great teacher.

Jun 06, 2012 by Omar

I just got your creative background design DVD training. I just love the way you breakdown every thing. It makes it easy to flaw and get on the move fast while I understand what I'm doing.
Thanks John


Motionworks , Australia 5.0 5.0 1 1 I just got your creative background design DVD training. I just love the way you breakdown every thing. It makes it easy to flaw and get on the move fast while I understand wha