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Movie Trailer GFX in After Effects!

In this tutorial, we'll check out a surprisingly simple setup in After Effects to create cinematic typography effects, complete with studio-style dramatic lighting! With the help of an effect that's more versatile than it sounds - CC Plastic, we'll create a professional looking graphic in a single comp with just a few layers.

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Unreal Effects in AE with CC Time Blend FX

In this tutorial, we'll unleash an effect so out-of-the-box, Adobe decided to leave it out of the effects menu - CC Time Blend FX. Using a very simple premise (the ability to loop other effects), we'll quickly turn effects like Turbulent Displace and Offset into unpredictable swirling transitions and organic smoke effects.

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Hand Illustrated Effect - After Effects Tutorial

In this After Effects tutorial, we’ll check out a technique for giving typography, shapes, and artwork a unique hand-illustrated look. Using adjustment layers, this effect is highly customizable can be applied quickly to multiple elements.

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Grungy Chrome in Photoshop OR After Effects

In this tutorial, we’ll check out a grungy chrome text effect, side by side in both Photoshop and After Effects! Along the way, we'll create a high end effect while highlighting some interesting similarities, differences, and unique features of both programs. Written project descriptions below…

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Burn Transition | After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, we’ll check out an After effects setup for a high quality burning transition effect. Using only native effects in the program, we’ll generate glowing embers, trailing smoke, heat distortion, and more.

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Animated Spiral Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial, we'll check out a clever technique for creating a perfect spiral in Photoshop. Then we'll apply it as a retro-style optical illusion and create a looping animated graphic! This project makes a nice introduction animation - in fact, the "Video Timeline" in Photoshop uses many of the same principles as Adobe After Effects.

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