Effects-cs3

How To : Create realistic animated smoke in After Effects

This video editing software tutorial shows you how to create animated smoke in After Effects. You will learn how to create authentic smoke for any special effects purpose such as fires and action sequences. See how you can use After Effects CS3 filters to create animated smoke ...more

How To : Create cartoon blood effects in After Effects

This software tutorial shows you how to create cartoony blood effects in After Effects CS3. This isn't going to be realistic looking blood, but if you want to learn how to create a blood or fluid effect using standard After Effects tools and the CC Mr Mercury filter.

How To : Use the puppet tool in After Effects CS3

This tutorial shows you how to use the Puppet Tool in Adobe After Effects CS3. The Puppet Tool can be used when compositing in 2D or 3D space to manipulate and animate layers. If you are new to After Effects or have never used the Puppet tool, this tutorial will get you starte ...more

How To : Create tornado text in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern shows you a very cool way to create 3D ribbon text animation using After Effects CS3 Text tool. Part two enhances the 3D ribbon text composition by adding a ripple effect to the floor plus a flock of fireflies ...more

How To : Use the echo effect in After Effects CS3

Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares some tips and tricks for working with the Echo effect and animated layers in After Effects. Use the echo effect in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Create a flaming face of fire in After Effects

In order to be taken seriously in the world of motion graphics tutorials, one needs to teach something that everyone will remember… some kind of face distortion technique. Jerzy Drozda Jr has his "Form Face" and Andrew Kramer has his "Demon Face Warp," so the only thing that c ...more

How To : Simulate air flow over an object in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to simulate airflow over an object by using the After Effects CS3 puppet tools with a particle system. Simulate air flow over an object in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativeco ...more

How To : Animate highlights in After Effects

Sometimes you don't always get perfect lighting when shooting an object or scene. If you need more highlights to define your objects, this After Effects tutorial can help. Learn how to create animated highlights to position over an image, logo, or entire video clip in After Ef ...more

How To : Create a sci-fi hologram look in After Effects CS3

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz returns to one of his earliest tutorials, "Creating TV Look," and shows how it can be used to create the look of a Hologram as seen in science fiction movies. Create a sci-fi hologram look in After Effects CS3. Clic ...more

How To : Chromakey in After Effects

This video editing software tutorial shows you how to remove green screen backgrounds using the chromakey tool in After Effects. Removing backgrounds from footage is a common function in After Effects. It allows you to put your subjects in new scenes, movies, effects and backg ...more

How To : Control velocity in After Effects

This quick After Effects software tutorial shows you how to control velocity when animating. You will learn velocity keyframing and how to use the graph editor in After Effects CS3.

How To : Create healing effects in After Effects CS3

This After Effects tutorial shows you how to create a healing effect that happens over time as seen by many super heroes. It covers advanced motion tracking tips and compositing. Create healing effects in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this video on videocopilot.net

How To : Simulate handwriting in After Effects

Learn to animate text in Adobe After Effects CS3 with this video tutorial so that it looks like it is being handwritten. This video tutorial from Matthew Butler shows three different methods of animating in After Effects CS3, the techniques can also be used in CS4 and CS5.

How To : Create a fancy title plate in After Effects CS3

This After Effects tutorial from Andrew Kramer shows you how to create a 3D title plate with growing elements. You'll be using Evolution to enhance this simple design and control the growth effects. Create a fancy title plate in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this v ...more

How To : Create frosty breath in After Effects CS3

This After Effects tutorial shows you how to create the illusion of cold breath on a warm day, or really frosty breath on a really cold day! You will be using color correction to cool the mood of the scene and Trapcode's Particular plug-in for the frost particles. Create frost ...more

How To : Create per-character 3D text in After Effects CS3

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to the Per-Character 3D Text animation feature in After Effects CS3. Previously, you could only animate characters individually in x and y, but with this new tool you can do it in z as well. Create pe ...more

How To : Render in After Effects CS3

If you are new to After Effects and just finished your first project, you may need some help figuring out how to render it. This video gives you a basic guide to rendering.

How To : Create a 3D watch animation in After Effects CS3

In the first part of this video tutorial on creating a 3D watch animation, Creative Cow member Eran Stern shows you how to use Photoshop CS3 Extended to create different images of a 3D watch. In part two you learn how to use After Effects CS3 to create animated hands for the 3 ...more

How To : Create a digits man in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern will show you a cool technique for filling an image of a human head with animated numbers using After Effects CS3's Text tool. The second video will continue to finesse the design of the Digits Man promo. Lear ...more

How To : Make a lightsaber in After Effects CS3

Does a fishing rod seem like a boring thing to hold to you? Would you rather it be a lightsaber? Well now it can be, at least for the WoW characters that you are making a machinima with in After Effects. This video will teach you how to create a lightsaber in After Effects and ...more

How To : Use the shape tools in After Effects CS3

Learn how to use the Shape Tools to create dynamic motion graphics elements in After Effects. This tutorial was recorded as part of a session at the 2007 NY Post Production Conference. Watch and learn how to effectively use the shape tools in After Effects CS3 for your motion ...more

How To : Use shape layers in After Effects

Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to Shape Layers, one of the most powerful features in Adobe After Effects CS3. Use shape layers in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Use Brainstorm in After Effects CS3

Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how get the most out of Brainstorm, a new feature in AE CS3 that lets you visualize randomized layer properties and effects. Use Brainstorm in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

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