A Beginner’s Guide to Keyframing in After Effects

Of all the tools available in the Adobe After Effects suite, few are more useful than the keyframe. This beginner’s guide to keyframing will get you up to speed on this crucial skill, which even applies to working in royalty-free After Effects templates. Created at the dawn of animation, keyframes once referred to the first and last frames in an animated sequence or transition. In the world of modern visual effects, however, they can be used to create elaborate motion graphics, realistic walk cycles, impactful titles sequences and just about … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Keyframing in After Effects

Beginner’s Guide to 3D Animation in After Effects

Animation isn’t just for cartoons any more. The proliferation of software like Adobe After Effects has made it possible for anyone to learn how to incorporate 3D animation into their workflow, whether you’re personalizing preset AE templates or creating custom text animations from scratch. That’s why we’ve collected some of the best online tutorials to help you get started on your animated adventure. In today’s media industry, 3D motion graphics have become the standard for enhancing the quality of a video project. While most people probably … Read more about Beginner’s Guide to 3D Animation in After Effects

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating After Effects Templates: 5 Key Factors for Profitable AE Designs

By Ryan Nau Adobe After Effects (AE) is a top program in today’s video and animation production industry. It does take some technical depth to learn how to use the program, which is why royalty-free AE templates have burst on the scene with such high demand. However, AE has tons of built-in features that allow you to create studio-quality work right out of the box, as this beginner’s guide to creating best-selling After Effects templates explains. Let’s face it—people are busy, and if they can save days of animating, sequencing, color … Read more about A Beginner’s Guide to Creating After Effects Templates: 5 Key Factors for Profitable AE Designs

Intro to Title Animation in After Effects: Making a Dynamic Title Intro in AE

First impressions are always the most important, especially in video projects and presentations. Title animation intros created in After Effects can help you make an impact, and while there are many high-quality and royalty-free After Effects templates available for download, sometimes you may want to tailor a title sequence to your project’s needs. Even if you’re new to the program, this streamlined and easy-to-follow tutorial breaks down the basic steps to creating dynamic, animated text that will be sure to wow. Whether you’re working on … Read more about Intro to Title Animation in After Effects: Making a Dynamic Title Intro in AE

After Effects Tutorial: Creating a Text Card Wipe Transition

The native plug-ins provided by Adobe After Effects allow for simple yet impactful text animations, such as the Card Wipe effect. Although there are a multitude of royalty-free After Effects transitions templates ready for use, you might want to create your own typography effect to spruce up your business promo, wedding highlight reel, or any other personalized project. Using one of the numerous AE animation tools offered, this brief tutorial demonstrates how to add oomph to your text layers—making the overall experience of your video extra … Read more about After Effects Tutorial: Creating a Text Card Wipe Transition

Basic Text Animation in After Effects: Creating a Smooth Text Effect Intro in AE

You have one chance to make an introduction, so why not make it interesting? After Effects can help you create your own eye-catching and smooth text animation for intros, guaranteeing a memorable video. Even amongst the royalty-free After Effects templates available for download, sometimes you need to add a little personal flare. If you’re new to the program, there’s no need to stress—this step-by-step tutorial lays out the fundamentals for creating a noteworthy text effect. Text animations are a simple solution if you’re looking to enhance … Read more about Basic Text Animation in After Effects: Creating a Smooth Text Effect Intro in AE

How To Create Project Folders

Have multiple people collaborating on a video project? Working on a few different projects at a time? Just need organization in your life? Project Folders are exactly what you need! Creating Project Folders for a specific project or theme is the easiest way to share your curated content with anyone, keep tabs on multiple projects, or organize your clips before you download them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY7DpBu5Qwo Instructions 1. Adding a project folder Once you find a clip you like, simply hover over it and click the "+ Folder" … Read more about How To Create Project Folders

Free Tutorial Series: How To Edit With Sony Vegas Pro

Free Tutorial Series: How To Edit With Sony Vegas Pro Sony Vegas Pro is a type of video editing software for non-linear editing systems. A Sony Vegas Pro project can be as simple or complex as you would like. Whether you’re new to digital video editing or just new to Sony Vegas Pro, this tutorial takes you through the basics for creating a project in Sony Vegas Pro using Video Blocks. VideoBlocks.com provides members with unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, After Effects … Read more about Free Tutorial Series: How To Edit With Sony Vegas Pro