45+ Tremendous Tutorials Of Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is primarily used for creating motion graphics and visual effects. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins, as well as individual attention to variables like parallax  and user-adjustable angle of observation.

There are certain Adobe After Effects Tutorials updated in today’s post which could be very helpful for the designers. These tutorials guide you through a video and help you to learn some of the most advanced and the challenging tasks of after effects application. This application creates extremely effectual graphical illustrations that impress the viewers at first sight. So have a sight on our today’s post “45+ Tremendous Tutorials Of Adobe After Effects” and give a boom to your skills. which, in our opinion, are very useful for learning After Effects.  Enjoy the beauty of Adobe After Effects!

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Tremendous Adobe After Effect Tutorials

Create a Split-Flap Type Display

Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. Today we’ll look at a post that was published 2 years ago in June 2009. “Split-Flap-What?” You may ask… 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.

Leap Into Hancock-Style Super Jump Effect

You may have to get up and stretch out a little before starting this tutorial. It’s got some pretty ground breaking techniques and covers quite a lot leaving very little up in the air. In honor of this being a leap year and all, here you go… jump in.

Graffiti Writing on a Wall in 3D

Simulate graffiti writing on a wall in 3D & Add some paint splatter elements

Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle

In this tutorial Naim Alwan ventures outside of After Effects for a little bit of 3D Matchmoving 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 matchmoving software will work for this) and then import and apply that information in After Effects successfully.

DVD authoring tools

This Tutorial covers the authoring basics for Encore but the same principles will work when using other DVD authoring tools like DVD studio Pro.

Evolution Preview

This tutorial is from the Evolution DVD out on Nov 12th &  Check out the cool Twister Preset and the possibilities

Adobe After Effects: 3D Stroke Effect

Animate a thin particle system in 3D space & Use expressions to enhance particle control

Realistic Gun Blow Back

In this tutorial we will guide you how to Simulate a blow back action from a small firearm and Recreate the barrel and add motion blur to slide

The Healer

In this tut we are going to explain how-to Create a healing effect as seen by many super heroes & Cover advanced motion tracking tips and compositing

Particle Explosion

Build a complex particle system using CC Particle World & Synchronize the particle blast to shatter a title

Skin Displacement

This tuts explains how-to Simulate the look of bugs crawling under the skin and Use displacement mapping and color correction

Missile Smoke Trails

How to Create realistic smoke trails with Particular particles & Randomize the look of a cloud texture with 3d turbulence

3D Light Casting

Create an energy-ball that re-lights the road surface  & Use reverse-tracking and build a volumetric point light

Animated 3d Complex Energy Scene

Create a complex energy scene with CC particle world & Animate particles in 3D with multiple instances

Fracture Design

Fracture layers and manipulate in 3D space with ease & Use expressions, scripts and create a distressed title


Build a furious procedural Disintegration effect in AE & Use displacement, turbulence and particle world

Advanced vehicle collision with body damage

Create a realistic vehicle collision with body damage & Discover Keying tips, the puppet tool and much more

Create a Palmticular Tree

Vincent introduces a few of the new features in Particular 2 with the creation of a growing palm tree. Put on some sun screen and enjoy!

Creating a Force Field Effect in Adobe After Effects

In this tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create a awesome force field effect in Adobe After Effects – with no 3rd-party plug-ins. He’ll also cover some basic color correction techniques.

3D camera movement from footage

Use Boujou to solve 3d camera movement from footage & Export camera data for After Effects and 3D Max

Energetic Titles

Use Sure Target preset to achieve advanced 3d moves & Learn advanced tips and create “3d-looking” titles

3D Debris Meteor Crash smoke trail

Composite 3D Debris and create meteor smoke trail & Add dust atmosphere and street cracking

Create A Realistic Glass Reflection

Transparency is an important element to reflect in one’s relationships and if we can help you in that area it’d be our pleasure! In this tutorial you’ll find out how to create a realistic glass reflection on a 3D object, created within After Effects. We’ll then simulate a normal pass and have it reflect the environment with the “normality” free plug-in.

EarthQuake expression with controller 32bpc

Create an easy earthquake expression with controller & Generate 32bpc motion blur from 8bit footage

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!

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…

Make Form Cinematic

Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. Today we’ll look at an amazing post from Simon Bronson. This tutorial was first published in May 2009 and dives into some simple principles that are sure to enhance your graphics-based projects! Let’s take a look…

Magic Glass Breaking Time Freeze

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a cool looking glass/window break. I’ll be talking through some basic compositing with Action Movie Essentials 2 and cover a little time remapping. There are a handful of other Harry Potter-themed tutorials here on Aetuts+. Check them out below the tutorial.

After Effects: Jumbotron Column

In this extended tutorial learn how to identify the field order of footage and interpret it collectly; create a realistic Jumbotron-style look using CC Ball Action, Glow, Levels and Curves; turn the jumbotron into a 3D column mounted on grungy wire mesh using Zaxwerks 3D Layer Warps; and fine tune the look by adding animated arrows plus a touch of Trapcode Shine and Magic Bullet Looks. (Use the code “motionworks10” for a 10% discount at Red Giant Software)

Discover How To Recreate the Sherlock Holmes End Credits Effect

After Effects, my dear Watson! This tutorial uses hand drawn elements, textures, and pre-matted motion elements to recreate a look that is similar to the Sherlock Holmes credits. It gives you basics to build on. The great thing about this effect is that it is made to look organic and not 3D and effects heavy, but it still turns out looking really professional. It does not require very much expertise in free hand drawing seeing that all you have to do is trace a still image. Take this tutorial and build upon it to create something awesome.

Animating Spray Paint and Stencil Effect in After Effects

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

2D To 3D Stereo Conversion With Mocha Pro & FreeForm Pro

In this tutorial, Martin Brennand, the senior product specialist from Imagineer Systems shows how to convert 2D film to stereoscopic 3D. Mocha Pro is used for the roto and clean plating, Freeform Pro is used for the extrusion and a useful script breaks down the masks into luminance depth graded by layer order.

Earth Zoom

Create a cosmic Earth zoom in AE &  Use masking and parenting to link imagery

Stylistic 3D City

Create a stylistic 3D city with 2D images in AE & Built advanced structures and simulate lighting

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After Effects: 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. For a 10% discount on these and other Red Giant Software products use the code Motionworks10.  Thanks to Ko Maruyama and Jonas Hummelstrand for creative input.   Watch Tutorial

Create Whispy Spirit-like Text

Adam keeps digging through the good ol’ built in CC plugins and continues to come up with very clever and visually awesome solutions. In this tutorial Adam uses CC Smear as the basis to create text that appears in as if a spirit whisped into it.

Frozen world aound you

Simulate a frozen world around one person &  This simple effect uses masks to create illusion

Ink Bleeding Effect in After Effects (Like Gnarls)

In this tutorial I’ll recreate a similar look from an older Gnarls Barkley video. The principles I’ll cover are foundational and can be used for some incredible animations other than simply imitating a great music video. Some of what I covered in the Photoshop Bling tutorial is being used here directly in AE.

Creating The Dancing Can – Part 1

In 2008 I did a series of roadshows for Adobe where I presented a neat little animation of a dancing can. In this series of tutorials I’ll walk you 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.  Watch tutorial

Puppet Animation in After Effects

how to rig a still image using the Puppet Pin tool and animate it using only After Effects…

How To Create And Rig A Realistic Puppet Overview

This is a quick overview of Aetuts+’s “How To Create And Rig A Realistic Puppet” Series. We will be posting a new chapter every day or so for the entire month of October. There are 17 parts total so check it regularly!

Create an Elegantly Handwritten Text Reveal

In this tutorial you will learn how to animate a handwritten text sequence with ink bleeding through the paper to create an elegant old-world style title reveal.


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