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How To : Simulate a flickering light using After Effects

This After Effects tutorial will show you how to create a flickering light effect. Hopefully you can take these ideas and apply them a little bit better than our teacher did. Simulate a flickering light using After Effects. Click through to watch this video on ivfilms.net

How To : Animate scale in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Import images with transparency into After Effects

In this software tutorial you will learn how to manipulate images in Photoshop to remove the background and then bring that transparent background image into After Effects without loosing the transparency. The Photoshop section covers the use of the Magnetic Lasso tool and Qui ...more

How To : Create a swarm of flies in After Effects

See how to create a swarm of flies using CC ParticleWorld in After Effects. Our teacher recommends using fly swarms over spoiled food or dead bodies. We're sure you'll find your own creative uses for flies. Create a swarm of flies in After Effects. Click through to watch this ...more

How To : Make lightsaber effects using after effects

Did you ever want to know how to create Star Wars style lightsaber effects for your own home videos? Youtube user Comphelper225 has a way make this little bit of movie magic come to life using Adobe After Effects. Once you have a video of yourself or a friend swinging a base f ...more

How To : Use the Adobe After Effects shattering effect

Using After Effects’ Shatter Effect to simulate a baseball going through a glass pane. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acroba ...more

How To : Loop fractal noise in After Effects

In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz show you how to create seamlessly looping fractal background animations by using After Effect's Fractal Noise effect. Loop fractal noise in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Animate rotation in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Duplicate elements in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern shows you how to duplicate elements in After Effects using the Shape Tool's Repeater function. Part two shows you a neat way to duplicate elements in After Effects using the Puppet Tool. Part three shows you h ...more

How To : Turn A Flat 2D Image into 3D

In this short tutorial i will show you how you can turn a flat 2D image of a room or hallway into a 3D Room using Vanishing points in Photoshop and After Effects. Video: .

How To : Create fog and clouds in After Effects CS4 or CS5

This clip covers an easy method for creating semi-realistic fog inside of After Effects with nothing but a Photoshop document! Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourse ...more

How To : Create an RGB split effect in After Effects

In case the name didn't give it away, After Effects has all kinds of... effects... that can be applied to your video... after... you've shot it. This video will teach you how to create and use an RGB split in a video. The RGB split causes the colors in the video to separate an ...more

How To : Change the language to English in After Effects

Have you got a copy of After Effects installed with the language set to another language? Check out this helpful video to learn how to set the language English, whatever the current language is. Maybe your film is in French, but that doesn't mean your visual effects software h ...more

How To : Expand the boundaries of footage in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a an often-missed tool in After Effects (Grow Bounds) that can help you out in a pinch, by expanding the boundaries of your footage. Expand the boundaries of footage in After Effects. Click through to watc ...more

How To : Make a CCTV monitor effect in After Effects

CCTV's (closed-circuit televisions) are more common than ever before, and have become more and more popular to depict in films and in video games like Manhunt. This video will teach you how to create a CCTV monitor effect akin to what a security guard would see on their camera ...more

How To : Enhance footage in After Effects

This instructional video will teach you how to enhance your footage [remove grain, bring out more color] with after effects. So enjoy this tutorial, and you don't need any additional plug ins, just the built in tools of after effects.

How To : Track a simple object in After Effects

Learn the fundamentals of position tracking in After Effects in this informative 5 minute tutorial from Patrick Carter. This video lesson involves attaching a text object to a moving cowboy on screen to demonstrate the basic transform tracking function.

How To : Build a 360 degree cube world with After Effects

In this four part video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Carl Larsen shows you how to create a 360 degree camera-aware environment in After Effects without the use of third-party plug-ins. In part two, build a title sequence within the 360 degree environment created in part one o ...more

How To : Create a pond ripple effect in After Effects

An After Effects tutorial on creating a pond surface effect and simulating an underwater video. Start with footage of a person looking down at the camera and then "touching" the water, then follow along with this tutorial and you'll have rippling water in no time. Part 1 of 2 ...more

How To : Create an old age 8mm film look in After Effects

Using the Digi Effects plugin "Aged Film" in After Effects, learn how to take your digital footage and turn it into a Super 8mm looking reel. Author Oliver Mellan, shows step-by-step how to create that faux grainy look to make your 21st century film look as deep & rich as any ...more

How To : Use the echo effect in After Effects CS3

Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares some tips and tricks for working with the Echo effect and animated layers in After Effects. Use the echo effect in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Get rid of edge seams in Adobe After Effects

Interested in getting rid of edge seams within Adobe After Effects? This video guide will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular compositing editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit fr ...more

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