Learn how to combine stock footage with default Adobe After Effects tools to create a realistic frosty window.
Element 3D Titles
Video Copilot Element 3D comes in extremely handy for quick titles and full frame supers. Check out ...
Learn tricks for creating a clean plate using Photoshop's Smart Object settings, then use that plate with ...
The Brainstorm Tool
Rediscover the power of brainstorming and how you can use it to accelerate experimentation in After Effects.
Cell Pattern is handy for background creation and with a little experimentation you'll be surprised what ...
Experimenting in After Effects
The importance of experimentation to a motion designer can't be over emphasised. Experimentation ...
The After Effects Brush Strokes effect could easily be written off as a cheesy oil painting-style effect.
Blur Effects Comparison
Learn the key differences between Box Blur, Fast Blur and Gaussian Blur and which one is the better choice
Depth Of Field Quick Reference
Cinema 4D camera depth of field settings and how they relate to what is and isn't blurred can be confusing.
Grungy Sports Look
Learn how I recreated the look of Kick Ass, with a sports theme, almost entirely from stock footage.
Automatic Animation Features
In this 2 part recorded webinar, we explore some of the automatic animation features in After Effects.
What is Motion Graphics?
For me motion graphics is the satisfaction of executing an idea that moves people. What about you?
Learn how I used stock footage and some free grunge textures to recreate the blood splatter style used in ...
Creating Magic From Presets
Learn how to take basic Adobe After Effects presets and customise them to create your own unique looks.
A simple red silk-style banner created in After Effects using Trapcode Form.
Simplified Text Workflow
Design skills are important but good workflow is also critical when working with Adobe After Effects.
Explosive TV Graphics 1
Learn how Illustrator and Cinema 4D were used, along with stock footage to create explosive TV promo graphics.
Learn how to set up your After Effects composition to rotoscope footage imported with fields.
Trapcode Form Transitions
For this promo I turned to the ultra-useful After Effects plug-in – Trapcode Form.
In just a few short years Video Copilot has skyrocketed to become the dominant force in visual fx and ...
CC Time Blend FX
This retro CC Time Blend FX tutorial by industry legend Brian Maffitt is still surprisingly useful.
Working with Duplicate Text
Learn how to work faster and smarter when using duplicated text layers in After Effects.
In this 3 tutorial series we'll look at how to build a glass shatter effect in Cinema 4D.
The Dark Knight
Learn After Effects and Illustrator techniques used to create the bat shattering effect.
Spline Wrap Ribbons
Recently I was asked to come up with an idea for a show and as seems to be the case lately, had very ...
Quick Supers with Trapcode Form
I had to whip up some quick supers last week and turned to Trapcode Form, used to create the gaseous elements.
Photoshop & Illustrator Techniques
Learn some basic and little-known techniques plus handy workflow tips for using Photoshop and Illustrator ...
The Dancing Can
Learn various After Effects techniques for creating a dancing can animation.
Lighting Using Link Active Object
Learn how you can use the Cinema 4D Link Active Object command to take control of lights.
The Trapcode Particular snowflake background is based on a confetti background created by Peder Norrby ...
Often when creating grungy styles I resort to stock imagery, as is the case with this weathered metal look.
As a broadcast designer there are many terms one must understand in order to know what the hell a client ...
Chiseled Gold Bevel
Here’s an Adobe Photoshop file containing a handy chiseled, gold bevel layer style.
This starry background was created using a combination of Fractal Noise and Trapcode Particular.
Here’s a handy Electrocardiogram created in After Effects using the Vegas effect.
This light rays background, used in a boxing promo, was created using Fractal Noise, Directional blur and ...
A while back Motionworks ran a challenge to see who could create the best explosion using After Effects ...
The Compositing Tag
Learn how to use the Compositing Tag and Exclusion option inside Cinema 4D to control the reflections in ...
Copying Masks To Shape Layers
The simple act of copying and pasting an existing mask onto a Shape Layer in After Effects can be tricky ...
Looping a Precomp
While looping a footage layer is easy, looping an unrendered comp takes a little more work.
Grungy Metal Type
This grungy, metallic look was created using a combination of After Effects Roughen Edges and Fractal Noise.
This background was created using Trapcode Particular. The basic straight bars can also be modified using ...
This seamlessly looping After Effects background is based on the Cell Pattern effect and includes a ...
This seamlessly looping mirror ball uses CC Sphere, Fractal Noise, Grid, 4-Color Gradient and Trapcode Shine.
Curves Quick Reference
This quick reference guide shows you how to use Curves similarly to the way you use Levels.
Levels Quick Reference
The Levels effect is a standard tool for adjusting contrast and colour values, but it can be confusing to use.
This After Effects background is based on Trapcode Particular and CC Vector Blur.