Below is a log of 70+ best adobe after effects tutorials every media artist could dreamt of. Very informative and very inspirational which will certainly make a twist in your AE skills.
01. Create Energy Scene
02. Create a Sci-Fi Movie Title Sequence
This tutorial covers the creation of a space-like sci-fi title sequence from scratch. Michael shows us how you can easily create a visually interesting and impressive title animation with some simple title cards and text animation. The tutorial uses the Twitch plugin from Video Copilot, though a similar effect could be obtained by manual keyframing.
03. Motion Typo Act (French Tutorial)
In This tutorial we will learn to give life to our text, animating each word in a rhythmic animation. you going to learn about how to mastering the tools of text in After Effects, Learn the basics of key images to generate a movement, Learn the basics of key images to generate a movement, Create different compositions to better organize and understand the project, and Add lights, creating a 3D scene, playing with reflections, shadows to simulate a 3rd dimension.
04. Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle
n this tutorial Naim Alwan ventures outside of After Effects for a little bit of 3D Match moving to create this stunning Urban Jungle effect where vector graphics are perfectly tracked to some city footage. In day 1 you will learn how to do a track using Boujou (although any match moving software will work for this) and then import and apply that information in After Effects successfully.
05. Shape Colored Layers (French Tutorial)
In this new video tutorial on After Effects, we will discuss Layers of Forms or Shapes Layer, emerged since the version of After Effects CS3.
Very convenient since vector layers have forms of options and effects of specific transformation that we will discover in this tutorial with a practical exercise: achieving a colored background composed of several spheres, all with a single layer shape.
06. The Dark Knight
In this 30 minute tutorial you’ll learn techniques and workflow used in Adobe After Effects and Illustrator to create the dramatic effect of the Batman icon shattering apart revealing a bright light source behind. Plug-ins used include Knoll Light Factory, Trapcode Particular and Shine.
07. Animated Swirls in Adobe After Effects
Animated swirls are all the rage in the motion graphics world, and there are some pretty cool things that can be done with them. But creating and animating such elements is really not as difficult and time-consuming as it would seem, even if the shapes are detailed and intricate. Bring on the swirls!
08. Evolution Preview
09. The Dancing Can
In this series of tutorials you’ll walk step-by-step through various After Effects techniques for creating this spot. This section deals with Puppet Pin tool basics and how to use the cool motion sketch feature to animate to music.
10. Photoshop and Illustrator for After Effects
11. Create Whispy Spirit-like Text
12. Keep Your Eye on the Ball
Animating your After Effects design in 3D space is fun and, for the most part, easy to achieve. However, the camera and objects can have their own agendas in some instances, but a few tricks can change a seemingly uncontrollable camera animation into pure, cool cinematography.
13. Creating Fire
One of the toughest things to achieve in After Effects is a true feeling of space, environment, and temperature even. One way to infuse your scene with reality is to add light—and not simply a spotlight with a feathered edge and a few shadows here and there, but a realistic light cast from the very essential form of illumination: fire!
14. Video Copilot - Ancient Titles
This tutorial teaches you how to create a lighting effect using track mattes, and also how to create an alternative to the same old basic drop shadow. Very cool tutorial chuck full of new techniques for you to try out.
15. Futuristic HUD
16. Creating a Force Field Effect
17. Reverse Shatter Effect
18. Learn How to Create a Light Rays Custom Effect
In this tutorial you can learn how to create the incredibly popular light rays effect and how to package it all into a custom effect.
20. Creating 3D Cloud Motion From a Still Image
21. Creating a Text to Sand Transition
In this episode of Red Giant TV, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use Trapcode Form to create the effect of text (or a logo) dissolving to sand and blowing away. You’ll also learn how to reverse the transition, so that sand forms into text.
22. 3D Stroke Effect
23. Simple Reflection Techniques
In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create simple reflections on the floor for both individual people and crowds, in Adobe After Effects. As a bonus, you’ll pick up a valuable technique for counteracting some of the issues you may encounter when you have collaps transformations turned on.
24. Energetic Titles
25. Create a 3D DNA Strain
This tutorial created by AE legend Maltaanon. He kicks things off with this tutorial that makes very clever use of Trapcode’s Form plugin to create something that would normally require a 3D application, but is accomplished entirely within After Effects.
26. Fracture Design
27. Trim Paths
28. Color Grade and Enhance a Horror Shot
Good horror isn’t about over the top effects. It’s about using effects and color correction to create a constant and un-nerving sense of fear, suspense and terror as part of an imaginative and horrifyingly well directed film. In this first part you will learn how to create 2 scenes. First how to take a shot of a mansion and give it an intense and scary look through sky replacement and color correction. Second we will take a shot of a stone gargoyle face and create a subtle yet creepy effect in which it frowns evilly at an oncoming victim.
29. DVD Authoring
30. Earth Zoom
31. More Techniques for Better Light Wraps
In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz continues his exploration of Light Wraps, focusing on improving Maltaannon’s free light wraping method (ceLightwrap), as well as covering a light wrapping technique for emergency situations.
32. Growing 3D Vines
33. Child Tracking
34. Audio to Animation
35. Ink Bleeding Effect (Like Gnarls)
36. Animating Spray Paint and Stencil Effect
37. The Ring
38. Blowing Flowers
It’s a great video tutorial where you can see how to create flower trails using Trapcode Particular in this special holiday episode. You’ll also work with the light emitter and use 3D layer to obscure particles.
39. Building and animating a CGSnake
40. Create an Elegantly Handwritten Text Reveal
41. Create a TV bumper
This tutorial will allow you to develop a deeper understanding about mattes, and how they can be used to apply texture and transparency to your layers in After Effects, by putting together a five-second television bumper in Adobe After Effects.
42. Create a crafty tilt-and-shift effect
Tilt-and-shift lenses allow the photographer to assign a narrow plane of focus within their image. These lenses focus on a single part of a photo or footage and shift (blur) the surrounding area to create an optical illusion that makes scenes appear as if they’re actually miniature models. In this tutorial you can learn how to fake the tilt-and-shift look using a static image.
43. Car Light Trails
44. Adjustment Lights
In this After Effects tutorial, Eran Stern teaches you how to control the scattering of light in a composition using adjustment light. Eran creates a 3D world of dancing actors with realistic lights and shadows for a fictional show called ‘Born to Dance’.
45. Create a Breathtakingly Awesome Rain Scene
46. Watch Zoom
47. Create a Split-Flap Type Display
Split-Flap-What? It’s the term used for displays that are found in train stations and airports, where they typically display departure and/or arrival information and do that cool flipping of letters to display the new information.
This tutorial does not show how to create the effect from scratch but instead it is a tutorial to explain how to use the project file.
48. Forging Fire
49. Create Lottery Balls with Particular
In this tutorial Tony Agliata demonstrates how simple expressions can generate multiple custom particles in Particular to create an animation of bouncing, floating Ping Pong balls–similar to a those in a lottery drawing.
50. DVD motion menu design
In this tutorial, Angie Taylor shows how to put Adobe After Effects and Photoshop to work to create a DVD menu design. The example she uses here was originally created for a DVD of the pioneering all-girl punk bank The Slits.
51. Advanced Car Hit
52. Flip Style Animation
54. Soul Removal
55. Build a Car Racing scene from Photographs
56. Heart Rate Monitor
57. Adding Smoke Effects
58. Creating a Transporter Effect
In this very entertaining tutorial, Eran Stern takes you through the steps to recreate the transporter effects seen in the new Star Trek movie. This tutorial uses Trapcode Particular, Knoll Light Factory, MBLooks, and Key Correct Pro. You can get all these plugins as trials at the RGTV website.
59. The Tunnel
60. Create Your Own “Private Ryan” Movie Shot
You don’t have to be Steven Spielberg, you don’t need millions of dollars, you don’t even need more than one actor to make your own war movie (well, one shot anyway). In this two day tutorial series, Michal Jagiello will show you how to create a realistic war movie shot using only one actor and a camera man.
61. Create an Ethereal Morphing Letter Canvas
Once in a while a new (or in this case very rarely used) technique appears on the scene and suddenly you start seeing it everywhere. Well we have a feeling that this is going to be one of those. In this tutorial Satya Meka shows us how to use the built-in radio waves plugin to create an incredibly beautiful and ethereal animation of morphing letters.
62. Stabilize Shaky Footage
63. Puppet Animation
You cannot find many tutorials on using the puppet tool, so a lot of us forget how versatile the tool really can be. In this last one from Dave, he show us how he make a worm inch across the floor, with its antennas moving and some clever lighting to make everything really pop.
64. Create an Illuminating “Light Painting” Effect
This effect is loosely based off the traditional method of shooting still photographs with a slow exposure to capture the motion path of a light. This tutorial is filled with many small tips and tricks for Adobe After Effects to enhance the average user’s knowledge and speed up their workflow.
65. Create a Stormy, Electric Type Reveal
66. Create an Underwater Scene
In this tutorial you will learn some good fundamentals on how to create a type reveal with an interesting background and environment. You will learn how to use all built-in tools and plugins to create a faux underwater scene complete with a bubbly type reveal. Simple.
67. Kung Fu Energy Ball
Using a layer of smoke, blurs, color correction and some masking techniques, Nick shows you how to create the energy ball, give it a burning hot spot, animate it to fly towards the camera and reflect off the nearby fence.
68. Skin Displacement
69. Cinematic Opening Title Redux
In this 2 part tutorial we revisit the Cinematic Opening concept with an homage to all of you, our readers, by enshrining all of the comments left on the site in a “ready for Hollywood” delivery. It features a clever use of freely available scripts and expressions to create what would normally be a very complicated and time-consuming animation. The tutorial will be split into 2 days with a total of over 80 minutes of training.
70. Flying Typos to an explosion of letters (French Tutorial)
In this new video tutorial on After Effects, we show how to use the famous plugin Trapcode particular issue for hundreds of typographical letters in 3D space, and play with layers of shapes and patterns to tweak with colors and effects create an atmosphere.
71. Animation of text and particulate (French Tutorial)
72. The Blue Planet in 3D
73. Create an Animated Homage to Bruce Lee
In this tutorial Markus walks us through the creation of a video accompaniment to Bruce Lee’s ‘Be Water’ philosophy. It features vibrant motion typographic sub-titles, animated illustrations and clever camera techniques. The training will be split over 3 days for a total of 71 minutes of tutorial video.
74. 3D cylinders with videos and photos in After Effects (French Tutorial)
75. Create a Futuristic Floating Hologram Effect
This tutorial will show you how to make a futuristic floating hologram over a cellphone. The techniques included here will help you understand how to track one object to another. The final result is something that may make your indie science-fiction film look better or it may just inspire you to create something new.
76. Design Rhythmic Motion Typography in After Effects
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create animated typography synchronized with musical events (lyrics). You’ll learn how to fit your typography to a rhythm, add dynamic animations and use the camera and motion blur to create a high-end final effect. This tutorial showcases a technique that is highly sought after in motion graphics today.
77. How to Create Glowing Elegant Lines
In this tutorial you’ll be creating elegant glowing lines using shape layers within After Effects. We’ll create a few basic arc layers and then stylize them by using the find edges effect, glows, and blending modes. I enjoy this technique and you can easily adapt this concept to many different shapes to create some stunning looks.
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