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Adobe After Effects Energy Ball

Adobe After Effects Energy Ball

In his latest high-energy Adobe After Effects tutorial, VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio combines a variety of effects to create the pulsating energy ball, composited with motion tracking, optical flares, and more.

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Tobias Gleissenberger
Adobe After Effects
Creating A Flame on Your Finger with After Effects

Creating A Flame on Your Finger with After Effects

It is easy to do some motion tracking and attach a basic stock footage element of fire onto your hands, but there is a little bit of work involved if you actually want to make it look good. In this intermediate tutorial by After Effects expert Tobias, you'll see how to use a fire stock footage element to set your thumb on fire! There are lots of useful tricks for null objects, expressions, and more in this tutorial that will help you create all sorts of other cool visual effects -- or set even more things on fire!

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Tobias Gleissenberger
Adobe After Effects
Introducing Rotoscoping With mocha for Adobe After Effects

Introducing Rotoscoping With mocha for Adobe After Effects

Imagineer's mocha is Academy Award-winning technology for rotoscoping and motion tracking that's ideal for use with Adobe After Effects. Visual effects artist and editor Ruan Lotter shows some of the keys to unlocking this exceptionally powerful tool.

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Ruan Lotter
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 54: Motion Tracking Part 2

AE Basics 54: Motion Tracking Part 2
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 54: In this second part tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to demonstrate how to use the point tracker in Adobe After Effects. Andrew completes a slightly difficult track and shows how to adjust the track point and how to use the various tools to make sure your track is successful. Andrew finishes by showing how to link a text object to the track point to give a good organic end result.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Separating Elements using Mocha 2 Tracking

Separating Elements using Mocha 2 Tracking
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In this video tutorial Andrew Devis will show you how to separate out different elements in your footage to layers so that you can apply color correction or effects in completely different ways on each layer for that unique look you're looking for. Firstly, Andrew will show you how hard it is to separate elements natively using AE native tracker and then how easy it is to do using Mocha 2 tracking for AE.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Reverse Stabilization

Reverse Stabilization

Recently, CreativeCOW's Roland R. Kahlenberg reviewed Pete O'Connell's latest training DVD, Motion Tracking and Stabilization in Adobe After Effects and while Pete covered a lot of ground, Roland thought he'd add a short tutorial on Reverse Stabilization.

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Adobe After Effects
File Management in After Effects

File Management in After Effects
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to archive a project with shared assets using the consolidate footage and collect Files commands.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
AE Quicktips #8: Camera Raw Sequences

AE Quicktips #8: Camera Raw Sequences
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to import a .jpeg or .tiff sequence into Adobe After Effects with Adobe Camera Raw development settings applied.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Simulating Whip Pans

Simulating Whip Pans
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to create a whip pan (swish pan) effect using Adobe After Effects built in tools.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Child Tracking Part 2

Child Tracking Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to use the track a child expression to create an interesting title sequence in Adobe After Effects.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Child Tracking Part 1

Child Tracking Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to track the position of a parented layer using expressions in Adobe After Effects.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Creating Masks with Find Edges and Auto-trace

Creating Masks with Find Edges and Auto-trace
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In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW contributing editor, Nelson Fernandes demonstrates a method to obtain a quick and dirty mask using the find edges effect combined with the auto-trace feature.

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Nelson Fernandes
Adobe After Effects
Removing Chromatic Aberration in Adobe After Effects

Removing Chromatic Aberration in Adobe After Effects
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to remove chromatic aberration from your footage using Adobe After Effects. If you are wondering what chromatic aberration is, don't worry he explains that too.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Basic 2.5D Rig Removal

Basic 2.5D Rig Removal
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to approach a 2.5D rig removal shot using Photoshop, After Effects and the Mocha AE tracker.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
The Vehicle RigThe Vehicle Rig
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to build an expression-based vehicle rig that automatically calculates the rotation of its wheels based on the movement of the vehicle chassis.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
The Droste Effect

The Droste Effect
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to use the Pixel Bender Toolkit to create a recursive image set in Adobe After Effects CS4.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Analyzing MotionAnalyzing Motion
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Carl Larsen will show you how to use offset tracking to analyze the motion of an object over time.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Building a Cube World: Part 4Building a Cube World: Part 4
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Carl Larsen shows you how to track a lens flare onto a 360 degree camera-aware environment using Trapcode Horizon.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Building a Cube World: Part 3Building a Cube World: Part 3
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Carl Larsen shows you how to track a lens flare onto the surface of a 360 degree camera-aware environment without the use of a third-party plug-in.

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Carl Larsen
Adobe After Effects
Motion StabilizingMotion Stabilizing
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Grant Swanson will explain how to use the After Effects Motion Tracker to remove unwanted jitter and movement while still retaining the original motion of the sequence through the use of an expression or manual keyframes in After Effects.

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Grant Swanson
Adobe After Effects
Mystic TextMystic Text
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Grant Swanson will take you through an effective way of tracking Mystic Text onto a wall or screen. This technique can be used in horror films, commercials, or promos. He will cover the basics of the After Effects paint tools, some basic 2.5D motion tracking, and some simple yet effective compositing techniques.

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Grant Swanson
Adobe After Effects
Set Extensions

Set Extensions
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In this video tutorial from Creative COW you will learn how to extend a virtual set with custom Matte Painting and how to link several Motion Trackers into one null object.

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Andrew Kramer
Adobe After Effects
Demon Face Warp

Demon Face Warp
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In this After Effects video tutorial from Creative COW you will how to create a Demon Face Warp effect using a real actor.

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Andrew Kramer
Adobe After Effects
Text Blur

Text Blur
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Andrew Kramer shows you how to use the Per-Character Text Blur effect, a new feature in After Effects 7.

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Andrew Kramer
Adobe After Effects
Blemish Removal

Blemish Removal
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They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Recently Andrew Kramer explained this technique in answer to a question in the AE forum at Creativecow, but then felt he could better show the technique in a video tutorial. So, heres CreativeCOWs Andrew Kramer demonstrating blemish removal in After Effects 7.

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Andrew Kramer
Adobe After Effects
Sky Replacement

Sky Replacement
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In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW.net you will learn a basic sky replacement using a linear wipe and motion tracking in Adobe After Effects. The tutorial project will finish with a simple color correction using an adjustment layer and curves.

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Andrew Kramer
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