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28 04, 2014

After Effects Quick Tip – No Plug-In Embers

By |April 28th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

So after doing a recent tutorial on how to create a fire/flame effect without using any plug-ins, and then posting the animation preset for it for free download, I still […]

19 04, 2014

AE Quick Tip – Improving Your Green Screen

By |April 19th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

I’m no stranger to fixing poorly-lit green screen footage for chroma keying. But before I get down to the nitty-gritty of masking, edging and stacking, there’s a little trick that I like […]

2 04, 2012

After Effects Quick Tip – Creating custom animation presets

By |April 2nd, 2012|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

If you’ve spent ages tweaking that huge stack of effects and plug-ins to get exactly the look you’re after, it’s a good idea to save it for future use. Here’s […]

8 12, 2011

After Effects Tip – How to loop a precomp

By |December 8th, 2011|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

One of the questions I’m asked the most is ‘why don’t I have insert CC effect name here in my copy of After Effects?’ To which the short answers are […]

5 12, 2011

After Effects Tip – Lens Blur cheat

By |December 5th, 2011|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

If you’ve ever used the Lens Blur effect in AE, you’ll know that it’s an unwieldy beast at the best of times, and tends to be one of those things […]

16 03, 2011

After Effects Tip – Missing animation presets

By |March 16th, 2011|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

I’ve had a couple of people ask me why they don’t seem to have any of the animation presets that I often used in my tutorials. At first, I thought […]

14 11, 2010

Ten really useful After Effects shortcut keys

By |November 14th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Here's a video with some of my favourite of the more obscure AE keyboard shortcuts - I'm not talking U, PG Down etc - and how they can be used to speed up your workflow.
6 07, 2010

After Effects Tip – Giving yourself more room

By |July 6th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

If you have a project with a too many layers in it, you can use this quick shortcut to give yourself more room (really handy if you're working on a notebook PC).
5 07, 2010

After Effects Tip – Easy radial rays

By |July 5th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

I used to use a stupidly complex method to create radial rays (grid+polar coordinates), but there's actually a much easier way to do it!
5 07, 2010

After Effects Tip – Cycling blending modes

By |July 5th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

There are 38 blending modes in After Effects - here's a quick tip to finding the one you need quickly and easily.