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

Top 47 After Effects Tutorials for Marketers

By Simon Brough   Video marketing offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with clients and customers in a direct and evocative way. Strong, polished video editing is absolutely essential for the savvy communicator, which is why we’ve rounded up the top 49 most essential After Effects tutorials for marketers. Every day, hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people might have the opportunity to interface with your brand—and these are the lessons you’ll need to showcase your company at its best. If you’re not familiar … Read more about Top 47 After Effects Tutorials for Marketers

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

How to Make After Effects Text Transitions with a Card Wipe Effect

The animation plug-ins offered by Adobe After Effects make it easy to create eye-catching text transitions like the Card Wipe effect. While there are plenty of royalty-free After Effects transitions templates out there, you may want to design your own dynamic typography to meet the specific needs of your video project. This quick tutorial will show you how to bring text layers to life using one of the many AE animation tools available. When transitioning between still images and footage, the Card Wipe effect helps create a cohesive … Read more about How to Make After Effects Text Transitions with a Card Wipe Effect

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

Leading Lines: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Composition

Leading lines are just one of the composition strategies cinematographers use to create dynamic film scenes. When framed strategically, these existing contours such as roads, structures, and tree lines act as arrows to guide our eyes toward a subject. The result is a greater sense of movement, a more defined subject, and a crystal clear hierarchy for the eyes to follow. Go behind the scenes in this video as we highlight the leading lines hidden in some of our most popular stock footage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpdQFUDZ8UA … Read more about Leading Lines: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Composition