Adobe After Effects is well-known for transitions and logo reveal animations, which many filmmakers download in customizable royalty-free AE templates. Recent trends on social media reveal that people are looking for even more ways to take their video editing to the next level, even beyond the capabilities of a downloaded template or customizable animation. That’s why we’ve gathered six of the most shared After Effects tutorials from Facebook to help you learn how to get the most out of this versatile program.


1. Create a Tilt Shift Effect

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Did you know you can create this trending focus effect without an expensive lens? This Digital Arts tutorial will show you how to use After Effects to create a miniature look in video or still photos.


2. Illuminate Skin and Veins


Nothing says “action movie mutant” like fiery, glowing skin. Add a villainous look to any character by adding layers of skin and veins.


3. Take Your Audience to Another Planet


Establishing shots are critical to “showing, not telling” your viewers the details of your story’s narrative. This tutorial from VideoCopilot will teach you how to use matte painting to go from suburban housing development to a star system across the universe.


4. Basic Introduction to Motion Graphics


Just getting started with using After Effects for animations? This introduction by KriscoartProductions will teach you how to use keyframes and animations to create basic motion graphics.


5. Create 3D Animations

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Take any icon to the next level with a 3D animation with AE’s Graph Editor–no Cinema 3D or Maya plugins required.


6. Particle Text Effects


Even if you’re a beginner, you can create your own polygon particle effect for text with this simple tutorial.

Looking for more AE tips and tricks? Check out our Quick Start Guide to Adobe After Effects and the Ultimate Guide to Adobe After Effects Shortcuts. You can also get started with one of the thousands of AE templates in our Unlimited Library, including hundreds of recently added templates.

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