In this tutorial series, we will be introduced to working with After Effects, Adobe’s powerful motion design software. We’ll start with a quick tour around the interface and then we’ll dive in to a simple animation.
There are so many great After Effects tutorials online that its a real challenge to edit them down to just a short list. The following are just a few of my favourites.
One the best websites and youtube channels for learning motion design.
The grand-daddy of motion graphics and visual effects tutorials, Video Copilot has written the book on how do things with After Effects.
Their beginner tutorial series is a great place to start.
For the novice to intermediate After Effects user. These guys have been around for a long time. High quality video instruction makes these tutorials easy to follow.
Mt. Mograph is a Youtube channel that covers some big concepts. It is also the source of one of the best AE plugins, Motion2. Here is a tutorial about how to use the Motion2.
This Youtube channel includes a 4 part series that shows how to use easing to create dynamic and expressive kinetic typography.
Skillshare has many After Effects tutorials series that go into some detail about how to achieve many different effects. This is a paid site, however I think it’s worth every penny.
This is Adobe’s Character Animator tutorial Youtube channel.
I will be adding to this list. As well please send me your suggestions for great tutorials.
The students in Illustration I were asked to adapt a classic story or fairytale to tell an original and contemporary visual story. Here is the brief for this project.
The students in GD 216 were asked to created an illustration set inspired by the classical elements. Here is the brief for this project.
Here are the great everyday monsters created by the students in IDES 237 – Digital Illustration at Capilano University. Read the creative brief here.
Below are a some video tutorials about taking your shot transitions to a new level.
Direction Blur Effect
Tail End Flicker