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
It doesn't matter what type of weather it is outside when you shoot your film footage. Why not? Because you have After Effects! In this After Effects tutorial you will learn how to add precipitation and raindrop effects to your footage. Make it snow, rain and more with this Af ...more
This After Effects tutorial will show you a nice underwater scene, complete with light rays, rising bubbles and cloudy ocean mist. You don't have to be a professional AE user to recreate this great animated scene, either! Laurence Grayson demonstrates all the techniques for th ...more
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.
In this tutorial Chad demonstrates how video sequences can be shortened or lengthened using Time Stretching in Adobe After Effects CS3.
In this Olympic-inspired tutorial, Corey teaches an effect where he extracts areas of an image in Photoshop and then animates them using After effects in order to create a 3D movement effect with the image. Watch and see how to turn a photo of a splash, into an actual animated ...more
This Adobe software tutorial shows you how to create falling snow in Flash with the help of some animation in After Effects. See how to use CS3 integration to create falling snow over an image of cedar trees. Use After Effects to create the falling snow, then export the effect ...more
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
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
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
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
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
If you've seen the films "Name of the Rose" and "Kingdom of Heaven", you're familiar with the medieval period, and if you want to create an animated intro in After Effects with a medieval style to it, follow along with Laurence Grayson in this three-part AE tutorial where he c ...more
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
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
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
Boris Title Toolkit gives Adobe After Effects users advanced titling capabilities for maximum quality, speed, and creativity. Using Title Toolkit, graphic artists can import ASCII or RTF files for fast, easy credit rolls, take advantage of rich text style options such as bevel ...more
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.
Ever wish you could just make someone disappear? With Adobe After effects, it's easy! And this guide will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to b ...more
This After Effects tutorial from Andrew Kramer shows you how to create water droplets on the lens with DOF (Depth of Field). Learn about settings for the MR Mercury filter as well. Create water droplets on the lens in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this video on vid ...more
This tutorial shows you how to create some advanced lightening effects in After Effects CS3.
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.
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
This four-part Adobe After Effects tutorial from Laurence Grayson shows how to take an ordinary photograph of a building (in this case, a cathedral) and turn it into a spooky looking house from hell. The majority of the work done uses the standard toolset in After Effects CS3, ...more
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
See how to easily animate raster images and vector graphics using Adobe After Effects' Puppet tool. This
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
Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use Photoshop CS3's Vanishing Point tool to convert a flat 2D image into a 3D object in After Effects CS3. This may sound pretty basic, but After Effects doesn't always import the Photoshop coordinates correctly and this tutorial shows you ho ...more
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
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.
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
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
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
Interested in overcranking your footage in After Effects for a slow motion effect? Let this video be your guide. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the pr ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use layer styles, blending modes and cell pattern effect to create a fun, glamorous pre-roll sequence in Adobe After Effects CS3, CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video pr ...more
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
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
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