35+ Best Adobe After Effects Tutorials

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Last modified: May 5, 2014


Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software. It is main purpose is for film and video post production. If you want to know how to do something in After Effects, this post is for you. In here, we collected the Best Adobe After Effects Tutorials and feature for beginners and intermediate.

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Showcase some of the best tutorials on After Effects Tutorials which help you create image slide shows, some small videos, transition effects for websites. If you we are mising some After Effects tutorials, let us know what topics we are missing in the comments below!

3D Light Casting

3D Light Casting

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an energy-ball that re-lights the road surface. Throughout this tutorial, you will use reverse-tracking and build a volumetric point light.

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Disintegration

Disintegration

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Flat Corporate Slideshow

Flat Corporate Slideshow

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Remove moving objects from video

Remove moving objects from video

How to seamlessly remove a multitude of moving objects from a piece of footage with camera movement.

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How to Make The AT&T End Tag Logo in After Effects

How to Make The AT&T End Tag Logo in After Effects

In this tutorial we finish animating and composite the scene in After Effects using Lens Care, Curves, and Knoll Light Factory. We also do some basic parenting to try and fix a wonky camera move. Find out why it didn’t quite work and the reason I couldn’t fix it in time.

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Scene Re-Lighting

Scene Re-Lighting

In this tutorial, you will use normal-map to relight 3d scenes in After Effects. throughout this tutorial you will apply more advanced lighting, reflection & Refraction.

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Energetic Titles

Energetic Titles

Learn advanced tips and create “3d-looking” titles. In this tutorial, you will use Sure Target preset to achieve advanced 3d moves.

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Create a Sci-Fi Movie Title Sequence

Create a Sci-Fi Movie Title Sequence

This tutorial covers the creation of a space-like si-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.

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Papercut animation techniques revealed

Papercut animation techniques revealed

How to produce a 2.5D scene that appears to be made out of paper, creating elements in Illustrator and then animating them in After Effects.

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Master puppet animation

Master puppet animation

Learn the process of designing a shadow puppet that looks as though it’s made of paper.

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The Birth Of A Logo

The Birth Of A Logo

There was an explosion of characters and thus the Logo was born. In this tutorial we’ll be using some of the new options of Trapcode Particular 2 as well as some techniques with Trapcode Form to create an epic depiction of the first logo in history.

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Fracture Design

Fracture Design

This this tutorial you will use expressions, scripts and create a distressed title.

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Animate Your Logo Into Characters

Animate Your Logo Into Characters

In this tutorial, you will learn some of the cool new features introduced in Trapcode Particular v2.0. Inspiration for this tutorial is from the logo reveal of the Digital Domain Animation Company.

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3D Motion and Position of Text Characters with After Effects

3D Motion and Position of Text Characters with After Effects

Typography is one of the qualities upon which we base most of our design work, and the type animation engine in After Effects offers a gamut of ways to express typographic flair. One of my favorites is the ability to control the 3D motion and position of text characters. When combined with simple camera moves, depth of field, and some real-world studio tricks we use every day, the results can be—literally—powerful. Let’s get started.

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Photo Gallery on a Sunny Afternoon

Photo Gallery on a Sunny Afternoon

A beautiful display of your images gently swaying on branches of a birch tree on a sunny afternoon. Suitable for any occasion, it includes 3 versions depending on how many images you wish to display.

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Advanced Camera Tips

Advanced Camera Tips

An After Effect tutorial where you will learn how to create a Unique custom Particle System with Particular. In this tutorial, you will use Null objects to create advanced camera movements.

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Animating Spray Paint and Stencil Effect in After Effects

Animating Spray Paint and Stencil Effect in After Effects

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to create a spray paint effect using After Effects. It’s a fairly simple process but we have got a few tricks that you may not have thought of. Here is a sample video of what you’ll be creating.

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Keep Your Eye on the Ball … 3D in After Effects

Keep Your Eye on the Ball … 3D in After Effects

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.

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Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle

Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle

In this After Effects tutorial, you will create a stunning Urban Jungle effect where vector graphics are perfectly tracked to some city footage.

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Colorful Universe

Colorful Universe

In this tutorial, you will create a dynamic space world with light streams using After Effects. you will also use an expression to create a 3D orbit.

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Reader Tutorial: Starting with After Effects

Reader Tutorial- Starting with After Effects

In this tutorial we are going to explain how easy it is for any photoshop users out there that create a lot of effects-added branding to transform their work into a great and simple animation using After Effects, presumably to spice up your client presentation or intro to your website.

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3D Stroke Effect

3D Stroke Effect

In this tutorial, you will learn how to animate a thin particle system in 3D space. Thoughout this tutorial, you will use expressions to enhance particle control.

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Animated Swirls in Adobe After Effects

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!

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Color Grade and Enhance a Horror Shot

Color Grade and Enhance a Horror Shot

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a horror scene using After Effects

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Shine Some Light On The Situation

Shine Some Light On The Situation

When working on VFX, you can often measure your success by how invisible you are. If the audience doesn’t know there was an effect created, then you did a good job. In this tutorial we will show you all how to make turn a plain dolly shot into a dynamic room with light rays and a sky replacement.

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Energy

Energy

This this tutorial, you will learn how to create a complex energy scene with CC particle world. Learn how to animate particles in 3D with multiple instances.

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Bessie Potter

Bessie Potter

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Michael Park demonstrates how to make a dark, cloudy title reveal similar to the one seen in the “Movie Which Must Not Be Named.” All textures and fonts are available in the project download as well as the final CS4 project file.

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Light Streaks 2

Light Streaks 2

In this After Effects tutorial, you will use light streaks with live action footage.

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Make explosive animated titles in After Effects

Make explosive animated titles in After Effects

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make explosive animated titles in After Effects.

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Creating Fire in After Effects CS3

Creating Fire in After Effects CS3

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!

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Energy Wipe

Energy Wipe

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fluid energy wipe with built-in particles.

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3D Compositing

3D Compositing

In this tutorial we will learn how to Move layers in 3D space with depth of field and how to animate camera and Add Effects.

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Create a TV bumper in After Effects

Create a TV bumper in After Effects

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.

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