In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant starts with an old photo and splits it into three layers – foreground, middle, and background. He takes these layers into After Effects and animates camera movement and focus distance to create a moving picture with dimension that wasn’t there in the original. Check it out.
Learn how to create a bokeh background in After Effects. Starting with shape objects and their wiggle transform options, Daniel Bryant adds color and adjust depth of field on the camera option to create a bokeh design. Add to that a gradient ramp, a text layer, and a lens flare and you create a very creative, beautiful effect.
Using After Effects to edit a video clip, Tom Green prepares a clip for use as a background video for a webpage. In part one, he uses black and white, blur, and compression to reduce the file size and data rate. The final step is outputting the video from After Effects and preparing mp4, webm, and ogg versions of that video for the web.
Learn how to take advantage of After Effects 3D features by following along with this video and creating a 3D animated title effect. Learn how to animate text, create lighting, animate light movement, and utilize adjustment layers. This videos shows some of the incredible things After Effects is capable of doing.
This video offers some tips on getting the best results from After Effects motion tracking feature. Motion tracker creates memory markers of the movement of your video subject, which can then be used to align an adjustment or insert inside the video. Learn how to use the tracking window and how to set and adjust tracking points.
In this tutorial, Daniel goes over some simple ways for adding texture to your text and then adds animation for this 3D movie title sequence. Learn how to align test to the center of the project window, how to use a guide layer, how to create an alpha track matte. This animation uses motion blur, spotlight, and a lens flare.. Also, create a reflection for the text with gaussian blur applied to it.