Adobe After Effects is full of endless possibilities, and it can be overwhelming for beginners and experienced editors alike–one of the many reasons that ready-made, customizable After Effects templates are so popular. When it comes to learning how to keyframe or figuring out the best way to work with chroma key and green screen in AE, seasoned After Effects experts often provide the best answers. To help you with your questions, we have carefully selected 12 gurus for you to follow. With their help and advice, you’ll be perfecting your projects and developing your own templates and animations in no time.

Mark Christiansen

If you are looking for tutorials and reading material from someone with years of experience, then Mark Christiansen is your guy. Not only is he the author of the After Effects Studio Techniques books, but he also has a series available on Lynda. Get a sneak peak of his Lynda series to start you on your journey to become the next AE master.

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Ignace Aleya

When it comes to After Effects influencers, many of them showcase their talents on YouTube and Vimeo. Ignace Aleya is no exception, and over 65,000 subscribers are already using his videos to develop their skills.


Evan Abrams

Evan Abrams has an impressive portfolio and a number of useful tutorials. After Effects users can spend hours watching the detailed tutorials on his site. Use our stock footage to practice the glass pane slideshow technique demonstrated by Evan.


AE With Mikey

If you are looking for a large number of After Effects tutorials all in one place, then subscribe to After Effects With Mikey. Mikey has been putting up a new video almost every Friday for almost five years.


Creative Bloq

Creative Bloq is a one stop shop for information for the creative community, including a wealth of resources for After Effects. Visit their site for everything from tutorials to holiday gift guides for designers and artists.

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Lone Archer Films is another influential YouTube personality with more than 150 videos to help you learn about film and video editing. He has a number of great tutorials including how to use AE templates.


John Dickinson

Among the tutorials on John Dickinson’s site, you will find information about updates to the After Effects software as Adobe continues to roll out new features. Check his videos out to stay “in the know” for all things Adobe.


Raunak Chhabra

Raunak shares information on everything from his favorite AE templates for the holidays to the best tools for improving your skills as a motion graphics artist. Chhabra is the perfect resource for someone looking to up their After Effects game or add a new skill to their repertoire.



Tobias provides beginners with essential information about the best production resources in the industry, including software, cameras, and reading material. If you aren’t in the mood to read, that’s okay! He also has entertaining videos about anything and everything Adobe After Effects. Check out his video below on After Effects versus Premiere Pro.


Video Copilot

Our list of AE influencers wouldn’t be complete without Video Copilot. This powerhouse has a comprehensive collection of AE tutorials for users of all experience levels. If you’re looking for an extensive library of After Effect how-tos, Video Copilot is the perfect place to start.



Creatrix Visuals has been uploading videos for four years with a playlist dedicated to VFX tutorials. Make sure to check out their great video on using AE Templates to promote your brand.


Creative COW

Read reviews about new products, learn about new After Effects features, and find industry-related information about jobs on this community-driven website. You will also find a lot of great tutorials from some of the influencers on this list on the “tutorials” page of the website.

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After you’ve mastered some new skills using these experts’ tutorials, practice using our royalty-free AE templates.


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