In this video tutorial we look at how to create 5 different shadow effects in AE: Drop Shadow, 3D Shadow, Light Shadow, Shape Shadow, Blur Shadow. Learn how to apply each of them and you'll have several options when you need to give your text or design elements shadows in After Effects!
Corresponding blog post and more info here: http://bit.ly/18pxRX8
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Create a news ticker like you see on popular broadcast stations like ESPN, BBC and CNN.
In this tutorial we'll go through the process of creating a realistic news ticker using the tools within After Effects - no third party plugins required. Use shape layers and After Effects expressions to create this cool effect.
See the corresponding blog post and video transcription here: http://bit.ly/ae-ticker
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In this video tutorial we explore how to add a mask to your After Effects project. Highlights of this quick tutorial include:
• Adding a mask to your video footage
• Feathering mask edges
• Adding multiple points on your mask
• Using shortcuts for creating and working with masks
• Adding beziers to your mask
• Using masks to create a quick vignette
See the corresponding blog post on Working with Masks in AE: http://bit.ly/13lJ4me