The 8 Best After Effects YouTube Channels to Follow

With frequent updates and lots of hidden tricks, Adobe After Effects CC keeps even elite Hollywood editors on their toes. Whether your primary use of the program is editing royalty-free After Effects templates or creating advanced special FX, these top YouTube channels will keep you in the loop on all new functionalities and best practices. We’ve handpicked this list of eight influencers that every AE user should follow—and with the help of these YouTube experts, you’ll be creating amazing title sequences, graphics, or a full world of … Read more about The 8 Best After Effects YouTube Channels to Follow

The 12 Top Selling After Effects Templates

Adobe After Effects templates are sweeping the video and animation production industry, and with good reason. Their built-in features allow you to skip the years of training and create professional media projects almost instantly, without expensive designers or equipment. Add in the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the template you choose is royalty-free and entirely yours to use, and you can understand why our top-selling After Effects templates are among the most powerful products available in the industry. With thousands of … Read more about The 12 Top Selling After Effects Templates

47 After Effects Tutorials for Filmmakers

by Simon Brough Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular tools for filmmakers looking to add polish to their video projects. From intro titles to credit rolls and everything in between—including color correction, chroma key or green screening, and specialized visual effects—we’ve pulled together 47 of the most useful After Effects tutorials for auteurs. Whether you’re working within royalty-free After Effects templates or looking to brush up on your AE design skills, these video lessons will teach you program essentials, time-saving … Read more about 47 After Effects Tutorials for Filmmakers

How a Dreamworks Dad Uses After Effects to Turn His Son into an Epic Superhero

If you want to win a Parent of the Year Award, you might have to get creative. Dreamworks animator, Daniel Hashimoto, did just that. Using Adobe After Effects, Hashimoto transformed his imaginative three-year-old into a powerful (and extremely destructive) superhero. Hashimoto calls his action-packed and hilarious YouTube series “Action Movie Kid.” In the series’ second episode, Hashimoto demonstrates how certain After Effects chops can allow you to turn your child’s fantasy into an epic reality. Watch Episode One: Watch Episode … Read more about How a Dreamworks Dad Uses After Effects to Turn His Son into an Epic Superhero

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 Color Grade in After Effects: 10 Pro Tutorials for Color Correction

Adobe After Effects is a powerful tool used for animations, title sequences, slideshows, and yes, even color grading. If your previous experience with the program is limited to changing settings in royalty-free After Effects templates, here is a great way to learn a few new tips and tricks. From recreating iconic cinematic styles to adding a vintage color palette, these are some of the best tutorials for color grading with AE.   The Cinematic Look Since the rise of digital video cameras, indie filmmakers have long sought ways to … Read more about How to Color Grade in After Effects: 10 Pro Tutorials for Color Correction

A Quick Start Guide to Adobe After Effects: 10 Tutorials for Beginners

From beginners to early-career editors, every filmmaker needs to learn a few basic After Effects quick tips to take advantage of this powerful (but complicated) software. With practically endless creative possibilities, Adobe After Effects can truly enhance the production value of video projects. Unfortunately, the program’s interface can appear quite intimidating at first glance—even if you’re using royalty-free After Effects templates—which is why we’ve curated 10 tutorials into this useful and easy-to-understand After Effects quick start … Read more about A Quick Start Guide to Adobe After Effects: 10 Tutorials for Beginners

The Ultimate Guide to Adobe After Effects Shortcuts

It’s okay to take shortcuts when it comes to post-production, like using royalty-free After Effects templates. In After Effects, keyboard shortcuts are also your best friend—allowing you to maximize efficiency and hit tight project deadlines. Sure, there’s some memorization involved, but this visual guide to every After Effects shortcut you’ll ever need will have you zipping through special effects projects in no time. This downloadable infographic (created by Jamie Spencer over at SetUpABlogToday) can be printed out and taped to your desk … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Adobe After Effects Shortcuts