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After Effects Basics 51 – Paint 5 – Playing With Paths

There is a lot you can do with a path once it’s been created.

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After Effects Basics 27 – Shape Layers Pt 10 – Twist and Wiggle Paths

Twist is getting more powerful. Since this tutorial you can now change the centre of a twist making it even more interesting to use in creative ways. Wiggle Paths is an auto-animating tool which wiggles the paths of you shape … Continue reading

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After Effects Basics 26 – Shape Layers Pt 9 – Trim Paths

Love this tool – easy to use, with a few powerful options this tool allows you to ‘write on’ and ‘write off’ any shape you have created be that simple shapes, text outlines which have been turned into shapes or … Continue reading

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After Effects Basics 22 – Shape Layers Pt 5 – Offset Paths

A simple tool to uniformly change the path of a shape.

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After Effects Basics 21 – Shape Layers Pt 4 – Merge Paths

This is similar to the pathfinder tool in Illustrator and gives you the ability to combine different shapes on the same shape layer to create more complex shapes.

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After Effects Basics 16 – Motion Paths Pt 3

Motion paths don’t have to be created inside of AE, they can be copied and pasted into AE from other places such as Illustrator. However, when you do that they perform in a set manner. In this tutorial Andrew shows … Continue reading

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After Effects Basics 15 – Motion Paths Pt 2

This tutorial looks at the Motion Sketch panel in AE which allows you to draw a motion path in real time and records keyframes as you do it. It also has some helpful options to make the whole process easier … Continue reading

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After Effects Basics 14 – Motion Paths Pt 1

This tutorial shows how to create a motion path in AE with a few different but simple methods.

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After Effects Basics – Tutorials to get you started with Adobe After Effects

If you want to learn Adobe After Effects this is a great place to start. While some of the tutorials may use older versions of After Effects (AE) the lessons cover material that is still relevant and helpful for new … Continue reading

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