At the heart of every project in After Effects is the creation of A New Solid layer. With each New Solid, there are limitless possibilities for the direction of the artist. You can use it to hold Effects, Masks, Adjustment layer or even Paint on it - Countless possibilities of endless combinations. This training will attempt to show you many routes you can take with such Solids, among with clever use of effects, expressions and live video footage. Lots of easy to follow examples and techniques plus many ideas how to create great motion graphics.
After watching these tutorials you'll get new ideas which will drive your imagination to create a better After Effects compositions
This training is packed with over 7 hours of After Effects tips and tricks. Expressions, Motion Tracking, Particles, Time Warps, integration with Adobe® Photoshop and Illustrator, advanced title animation — it's all here, presented in uniquely entertaining style.
In addition to full-size versions of the world's most popular AE podcast, you'll find almost 2 hours of never before seen advanced training — nearly 8 hours in all! And all of these lessons include the project and footage files.
Sample clips are streamed at lower quality for demo purposes, DVD quality is at full screen and High Resolution
Reviews & Quotes:
"What strikes you immediately with Eran Stern's After Effects training is how well-prepared and to the point it is. It's a relief to watch some proper training that's intelligent, keeps you engaged, and gives you a TON of tips and ideas. Eran Stern truly is a master teacher, and has earned every bit of his spectacular reputation." Per Holmes | Hollywood Camera Work
"....The DVD is full of great techniques and tips. But of course that’s what I expected from Eran. In general, his tutorials are always educationally sound and good fun - that’s why he was one of very few people I asked to contribute to the AE podcast back when I was a part of it..." Aharon Rabinowitz | All Bets Are Off "... A solid investment that will broaden your After Effects skills... As an advanced user I’ve found the tutorials worthwhile; I’m about half way through the 8 hours of lessons and have already used some techniques in my own projects..." John Dickinson | Motionworks
Price: $15 Instant Download [2.37GB]
• Adobe After Effects CS4 or higher.
• Quicktime 7 or higher.
• Windows and Mac compatible.
A quick and easy way to make a smoky title effect.
Use Photoshop Extended to create different images for a 3D watch, animate the hands, and create transitions between images.
Bend and Bend Time
Create the illusion of bending time with a focus on using CC Time Blend FX.
A cool technique for filling an image with running numbers using the Text tool.
A simple method to create the invisible look inspired by the movie "Predator.”
Design a text title for a Telenovela soap opera opener using Illustrator Open Type, then animate the shapes and finesse the design using After Effects.
Create a 3D ribbon text animation using the Text tool, then add a ripple effect to the floor, plus a flock of fireflies that dance around the scene.
Tracking & Expressions
Track objects that are moving out of frame using expressions.
Crime and Chaos
Build a 3D scene using Photoshop Vanishing Point, and re-light it inside After Effects. After that, project text on the floor using the light transmission feature.
By popular demand! Behind the scenes of my first DVD Promo using 3D Stroke and Shine plug-ins, as well as the Invigorator Pro plug-in, with a few compositing tricks.
More Of The Same Thing
This set of 5 tutorials includes a variety of tools for duplicating elements in your After Effects animations: the Shape Tool's Repeater function, the Puppet Tool, the CC RepeTile Effect, the Clone Stamp Tool, and the Echospace plug-in.
Digits Man Revisited
A different technique to create the running numbers effect, using the Form plug-in.
Create a fiery iris animation which has laser beams shooting from a girl's eyes.
A simple morph effect using time-remapping and pixel motion.
RG Warp Reflection
Build a reflection using built-in filters versus RG Warp Reflection plug-in.
Create a 3D shadow using built-in filters and compare it to RG shadow plug-in.
RG Corner Pin
Enhance your tracking results by using Mocha AE and RG Warp Corner Pin plug-in.
Bonus 1 • Some Pixie Dust
Reveal text on a screen using particles.
Bonus 2 • Wormhole Jumper
Open a portal for time travel with a few simple effects.
Bonus 3 • BLAST! Create 3D text with Invigorator Pro plug-in, just to blast it using particles effect.
Bonus 4 • 3D Text Projection
Warp 2D text on a 3D curved path on skyscrapers.