After Effects tutorials

Learn After Effects basics, or upgrade your existing skills with our bite-size tutorials recorded by one of our own Adobe certified After Effects instructors designed to inspire.

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How can I link an After Effects effect into Premiere Pro?

How can I link an After Effects effect into Premiere Pro?

We show how you can save an After Effects project and then directly link onto the Premiere Pro timeline. Any updates to…

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How can I add realistic text into a scene?

How can I add realistic text into a scene?

Adding text into existing footage can be quite tricky since unless performed professionally, the effect will look fake.…

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How do I place a video clip into a specific area?

How do I place a video clip into a specific area?

We demonstrate how two separate elements (a picture and a video clip) and be incorporated together to create video…

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How can I correct some shaky camera footage?

How can I correct some shaky camera footage?

When using a hand-held camera and taking footage - it can be difficult to keep the video completely still. Our video…

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How can I create a freeze frame effect?

How can I create a freeze frame effect?

There can be many times when you wish to incorporate a freeze-frame effect to promote a focus effect in your…

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What’s the best way to add sound?

What’s the best way to add sound?

Adding a new audio track to a project is a common requirement. We will show the most effective way to import and apply…

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What’s the best way to add effects to text?

What’s the best way to add effects to text?

After Effects provides all the functions to create both simple and block-buster effects for animations. We show how to…

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How can I change the speed of objects?

How can I change the speed of objects?

We show how you can change the animation speeds of three cars which initially seemed unrealistic. The ease-in and…

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How do I add simple text in an animation?

How do I add simple text in an animation?

An After Effects project can really benefit from informational and/or instructional text. We show how to add text to…

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How do I create a simple After Effects composition?

How do I create a simple After Effects composition?

You can add many effects to a composition in After Effects by dragging to the timeline. These default effects include…

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What are the different workspace panels?

What are the different workspace panels?

Its important to understand the basics of After Effects before undertaking any project. We show how to create a new…

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How do I start building an After Effects project?

How do I start building an After Effects project?

Starting any After Effects project means you will be importing assets (videos, sounds, images etc) etc. You will…

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How can I animate type and also scale?

How can I animate type and also scale?

Adding animations such as transparency fade-in and scaling of text can be easily achieved with key frames in After…

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How do I animate text in After Effects?

How do I animate text in After Effects?

Once you have added text to the timeline, it appears in the animations panel. The opacity setting can be added so the…

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How can I work with layers and animations on the timeline?

How can I work with layers and animations on the timeline?

Each layer has anchor point, position, scale, rotation and opacity transformations available. If the scale option is…

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How can I animate scaling in After Effects?

How can I animate scaling in After Effects?

After Effects can easily move and scale elements on the timeline by adding a keyframe command. This contains both the…

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How can I animate After Effects layers?

How can I animate After Effects layers?

You can animate any image or media clip by dragging it from the project panel down onto the timeline. From here you can…

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How can I add different animation layers?

How can I add different animation layers?

After Effects supports multiple layers and this makes animating from one layer to another easy. Content on a layer can…

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How do I create a composition for animation?

How do I create a composition for animation?

You can create a new composition based on your own settings - as opposed to following imported media settings. The…

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How can I setup After Effects correctly?

How can I setup After Effects correctly?

When starting a new After Effects project its important to understand how to both save your project and also import…

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