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50+ Most Amazing Adobe After Effects Tutorials You Need to Learn

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Adobe After Effects is commonly used for creating visual effects and motion graphics. It allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2d and 3d space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins. This software is really amazing and powerful. It’s even more interesting if you have some tutorials to start learning. In this post, we collected the best Adobe After Effects tutorials and feature it in here.

Here is 50+ Most Amazing Adobe After Effects Tutorials You Need to Learn. Most of these tutorials are for advance users but some of them are for beginners and intermediate.

Adobe After Effects Tutorials

3D Light Casting

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an energy-ball that re-lights the road surface. Throughout this tutorial, you will use reverse-tracking and build a volumetric point light.

Particle Explosion

After Effects Tutorial

An after effect tutorial where you will build a complex particle system using CC Particle World. Also you will synchronize the particle blast to shatter a title.

Scene Re-Lighting

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will use normal-map to relight 3d scenes in After Effects. throughout this tutorial you will apply more advanced lighting, reflection & Refraction.

Energetic Titles

After Effects Tutorial

Learn advanced tips and create “3d-looking” titles. In this tutorial, you will use Sure Target preset to achieve advanced 3d moves.

Fracture Design

After Effects Tutorial

This this tutorial you will use expressions, scripts and create a distressed title.

Animate Your Logo Into Characters

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn some of the cool new features introduced in Trapcode Particular v2.0. Inspiration for this tutorial is from the logo reveal of the Digital Domain Animation Company.

Advanced Camera Tips

After Effects Tutorial

An After Effect tutorial where you will learn how to create a Unique custom Particle System with Particular. In this tutorial, you will use Null objects to create advanced camera movements.

Graffiti Writing

After Effects Tutorial

Learn how to simulate graffiti writing on a wall in 3D and add some paint splatter elements using After Effects.

Growing 3D Vines

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a growing 3D vines and animate it using After Effects.

Evolution

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial you will create a custom unique designs using of the design that comes from Evolution Preset.

Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle

After Effects Tutorial

In this After Effects tutorial, you will create a stunning Urban Jungle effect where vector graphics are perfectly tracked to some city footage.

Colorful Universe

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will create a dynamic space world with light streams using After Effects. you will also use an expression to create a 3D orbit.

3D Stroke Effect

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to animate a thin particle system in 3D space. Thoughout this tutorial, you will use expressions to enhance particle control.

Color Grade and Enhance a Horror Shot

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a horror scene using After Effects

Ink Bleeding Effect in After Effects

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will create a similar look from an older Gnarls Barkley video. This technique can be used for some incredible animations other than simply imitating a great music video.

Energy

After Effects Tutorial

This this tutorial, you will learn how to create a complex energy scene with CC particle world. Learn how to animate particles in 3D with multiple instances.

Light Streaks 2

After Effects Tutorial

In this After Effects tutorial, you will use light streaks with live action footage.

Form Face

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Trapcode Form along with regular footage to create a slick, eye-popping 3d push pin toy.

Trim Paths

After Effects Tutorial

An After Effects tutorial that will show you how to use shape layers to easily create that Old-School look where a red dashed line animates over a map to indicate travel destinations.

Make explosive animated titles in After Effects

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make explosive animated titles in After Effects.

Energy Wipe

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fluid energy wipe with built-in particles.

Animated Swirls in Adobe After Effects

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will  create swirl on Adobe Illustrator then animate it using Adobe After Effects.

Ancient Titles

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will create an ancient title in After Effects. You will bevel the title and create a realistic soft shadow.

Create a TV bumper in After Effects

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will allow you to develop a deeper understanding about mattes, and how they can be used to apply texture and transparency to your layers in After Effects, by putting together a five-second television bumper in Adobe After Effects.

Disintegration

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will build a furious procedural Disintegration effect in After Effects. You will use displacement, turbulence and particle world.

The Dancing Can

After Effects Tutorial

An after effect tutorial where you will learn how to create a Dancing Can. This tutorial deals with Puppet Pin tool basics and how to use the cool motion sketch feature to animate and blend it on the  music.

Animating Spray Paint and Stencil Effect in After Effects

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to create a spray paint effect using After Effects.

Popping Animation Effect in Adobe After Effects

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Popping Animation Effect combining vector art and shapes inside After Effects.

3D City

After Effects Tutorial

Learn how to create a stylistic 3D city with 2D images in Adobe After Effects. Throughout this tutorial, you will learn how to built advanced structures and simulate lighting.

Create a 3D DNA Strain

After Effects Tutorial

An After Effects tutorial where you will learn how to create a 3D DNA Strain. You will use Trapcode’s Form plugin throughout this tutorial.

The Ring

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a silver ring in After Effects with a particle wipe

Create a Title Sequence in Adobe After Effects

After Effects Tutorial

An After Effects tutorial where you will learn how to create a Title Sequence in Adobe After Effects.

Demon Face Warp

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will add a face warp using reverse motion tracking also using liquify & texture skin with shadows.

The Tunnel

After Effects Tutorial

A quick technique of creating a cool futuristic tunnel in After Effects. (by maxafter.com)

Futuristic HUD

After Effects Tutorial

A tutorial where you will learn how to create 3D interface display as seen in Iron Man’s helmet a build a self-animating components and artificial lighting.

3D Crater p1

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial you will export camera data for After Effects and 3D Max. Using Boujou to solve 3d camera movement from footage.

Blowing Flowers

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to create flower trails using Trapcode Particular in this special holiday episode. You’ll also work with the light emitter and use 3D layer to obscure particles.

Soul Removal

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to create a soul removal effect. Throughout this tutorial, you will learn making Energy particle system in After Effects.

3D Offset

After Effects Tutorial

In this Adobe After Effects tutorial, you will animate a cellphone in 3D space and custom space.

Skin Displacement

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to simulate the look of bugs crawling under the skin. this tutorial use displacement mapping and color correction.

Speed Particles

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to create sandy like particles that fly off of text using expressions to drive particles based on speed.

Watch Zoom

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will design rusty watch machinery in photoshop to export into After Effects. You will also learn how to zoom into a real watch. (by maxafter.com)

Shutter Streak

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to create a Shutter Streak effect in adobe After Effects.

Smoke Screen

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will create a custom particle map and write new expressions. You will composite and animate smoke elements in 3D space.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial you will animate the ball in After Effects.

Cinematic Opening Title Redux

After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will create a Cinematic Opening Title using adobe after effects.

Bending Flash Video in After Effects

After Effects Tutorial

A tutorial where you will learn to match your video to the geometry of an object by using a warp effect in After Effects.

Dead Planet

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to create a dying planet with visible lava and cracks.

The Dark Knight

After Effects Tutorial

you’ll learn techniques and workflow used in Adobe After Effects and Illustrator to create the dramatic effect of the Batman icon shattering apart revealing a bright light source behind. Plug-ins used include Knoll Light Factory, Trapcode Particular and Shine.

Create a Futuristic Floating Hologram Effect

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to make a futuristic floating hologram over a cellphone. The techniques included here will help you understand how to track one object to another.

Fancy Title Plate

After Effects Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to create a 3D title plate with growing elements. You’ll be using Evolution to enhance this simple design.

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  • Rev65

    OK…over half of these are from Andrew Kramer’s VideoCopilot.net. What does that tell you?

    • Heather

      it tells me that it’s boring and I shouldn’t waste my time ;-)

  • Ronald Bien

    @Rev65

    Thanks for the feedback :)Most of Andrew Kramer’s tuts are amazing no wonder some of his tuts are included :)

  • http://www.jmdesignco.com JMDesign

    The Lexus commercial tutorial has been pretty popular the past couple of days:

    http://jmdesignco.com/pro/tutorials/after-effects-lexus-tutorial-by-barbecue

  • http://flashjourney.com j000

    These are cool stuff I have bookmarked and retweeted Aftereffect is my next tool to learn

  • http://www.idearted.blogspot.com Edwin De la Cruz

    Gracias, realmente me servirán de mucho, saludos

  • http://www.orphicpixel.com Mars

    let me try one of these, can my rig handle the process?

  • http://www.smejemesenainternetu.cz Zábavná videa

    Ouu, this is extremly nice list of tutorials!!! Thanks

  • http://www.josefsamuel.com Joe

    thanks for posting this! Talk about inspiring, I spent all night watching Andrew’s tut’s and can’t wait to try some of those ideas out.

  • http://twitter.com/lucast182 Lucas Tadeu

    Awsome list. I loved the Urban Jungle one. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://nikhilmisal.com Nikhil

    Great tuts….

    Every tutorial is excellent… I ave even tried some them…
    they are really great…
    Thanks Ronald…

  • http://www.digitalhitchhiker.com Brad Chmielewski

    Lots of video copilot there. But a solid list!

  • http://www.bcandullo.com Brad

    Very cool!

  • http://www.webdesignmash.com/links Gabriella Sky

    Oh Wow! These tutorials are excellent :) Thanks for sharing these

  • bill

    very cool, shame about the overload of AK tuts

  • http://qtrworld.com qatar world

    how awesome thanks dude

  • http://www.logobliss.com Logo Bliss

    Those are some awsome effetcs.

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  • http://www.tutoriallounge.com Tutorial Lounge

    really nice collection some of these i had done on my blog as well.

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  • http://www.anistock.com anistock

    cool collection and effects

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  • http://cogworksgraphics.com/ Michael Hoskins

    Wow, these are really cool effects, I must remember to try these all out.

  • http://letlove.be love

    just let love be

  • http://www.bioxnet.com jorge gomez

    great post! thanks for the tutorials..specially number 2

  • Dave Haycock

    You should check this one out, not on the list

    http://rhys-works.com/vfx-tutorials/rain-over-water-tutorial

  • Nasck

    very good these tuts, with the AE pro can run them

  • amitsoni

    amazing , gorgeous ,beautiful tutorials for after effects . i m going to learn of these tutorials.
    thanks a lot .

  • Karim

    great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aphiezt

    Mantap.!!!anything else?

  • Number 10

    is this site getting copyright issues? most of the tutorials here are ripped from other sites…
    …and people are actually telling the guy is great…

  • Ronald Bien

    @ Number 10.
    These are featured tutorials from other sites. I didn’t say that these tutorials are mine. This collection is a resource and people will be direct to the main source after they click the image or title. thanks for dropping by anyways.

    • soheil

      I agree,
      Thanx dear Roland for your effort :D

  • http://No SBL

    what all of this is your idea?

    I think all of these take from other web, so what is your real Tutorial?

  • http://No SBL

    oh oh, forget about this, so M sorry about my first post, Thank for your idea share all web to designers.

    u have an nice idea Ranald Bien.

  • sapito

    Man obviously Andrew Kramer is the best…

  • http://www.sabrinasabino.com sas

    Interesting compilation of tutorials. Thanks a lot! I’m going to try one of these today for a project, fingers crossed I’m able to execute it.

  • http://www.modny73.com/ kelly Justin

    great compilation of tutorials…loved them all

  • http://play.x8smile.net Kevin

    Thanks for these great tutorials !

  • http://none jay

    ansungit naman nung clone ni spielberg?

    anyway, great tutorials parekoy! thanks for the effort ang kindness in sharing these stuffs.

    sa next movie project ko, ilalagay kita sa credits. :D

  • Richald

    Andrew Kramer vs Aaron Rabinowitz!!

    That would be a nice fight!

    Thanks for the compilation, rally nice tuts!

  • http://www.htx.ro Kay Fall

    Great collection! I want more explosion tutorials though. A mushroom cloud effect would be nice!

  • http://www.weblogo.it sara

    nice tutorial collections

  • despair

    really awesome

  • http://www.louisvuittonhouse.com/ lv

    I want more explosion tutorials though. A mushroom cloud effect would be nice!~~~

  • Evan

    can’t you get in trouble from andrew kramer for copy wright? Over half of these turorials belong to him. You should have named it “video copilot tutorials to learn” even if you did andrew kramer does better fx. You can prove me wrong by building your own tutorial and you’re even making a bad rep for yourself by advertising his tutorials, just thought you should know, and i’m not trying to be mean i’m just trying to help you.

  • Ronald Bien

    @Evan – please don’t get me wrong but this list of tutorials is a resources for AE tutorials around the web. ;) I never said it was mine nor own it but thanks anyways for the concern I really appreciate it :)

  • http://brigettemora.deviantart.com BrigetteMora

    It makes me laugh how people think you’re claiming these tuts as your own. Just goes to show that no good deed (such as sharing this compilation with us) goes unpunished. Thanks for putting this list together, I see a couple I can use in my Digital Compositing class.

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/Paintball Rick Anthes

    Great post! I wholely agree. Well said!

  • beefy weefy

    Great list!!

    To those who are raising issues about copyright: get a grip!

    This guy has made a fantastic list which will only increase the visits to, for example Andrew Kramer’s own site since it redirects you to the authors own website.

    Give this guy a break! He has done all the running around for us. It saves you from spending hours trying to find these yourself does it not?

    Once again great list dude!!

    Dont be put off from doing more from these so called “concerned folks” who dont even know you so would hardly care for your legal welfare!

  • http://www.juegosdemariobros.org Juegos

    Great post. Greetings from Argentina my Friend

  • jay

    thanks these tut realy hepld me

  • http://cgnewsupdate.blogspot.com/ aswin

    very cool tutorial

  • http://www.jugend-treff.net/ Peter Hansen

    Wow! Thanks a lot :D

  • Psiloman3

    Great post…
    We Filipino graphics designers will post soon.. :)

  • http://updatetoo.com updatetoo

    Very interesting post I enjoy your website keep up the amazing posts.

  • Joshuason

    wow. I have to learn to do all of this. Just got into after effects and all of this looks amazing!

  • hann

    awesome….

  • http://www.SeoMarketingServicesOnline.com Michel Dexheimer

    Finally a blog that didnt contradict it self, amazing writing. :)

  • trolz

    Andrew Kramer ftw it looks like most ownage tuts are made by him

  • shahbaz

    great tutorials

  • http://www.traderscreener.com/ Donnie Croswell

    I learned all my adobe skills by those online tutorials ,you provided a very good list for me to learn.They are awesome.

  • http://www.cheapmattressesonline.co.uk Matt

    These tuts are awesome. particularly love #6

  • Jake Pucan

    Sir, you are from Philippines? Glad to meet you here. Thanks for posting it by the way.

    • Ronald Bien

      Yes I am =) thanks for the visit Jake :)

  • deepak

    hey boss please go & get ur own stuff…thanks to Andrew Krmr

  • http://www.livcon.com.tr Holman

    amazing , gorgeous ,beautiful tutorials for after effects . i m going to learn of these tutorials.
    thanks a lot .

  • http://thedietsolutionprogram.terapad.com/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.woeovwliyqhhvaka&pageId=2565122 isabel de los rios

    I am confident that these superb AE tutorials will guide you in creating some amazing motion

  • baadshawazeem

    Hey dude great work!!
    i was just wondering if someone could provide me a link for tutorial on volcano in after effects.
    thanks in advance

  • AZRAN

    superb!!!!!!!!!!

  • zawar

    hahahahahaha nice

  • http://skulluniverse.com Skull Universe

    Very cool, I will try some of these out!

  • persianDirector

    veryy coolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Thxxx :X

  • http://www.youtube.com/snoopadaz K

    Thank you very much!
    this site is and will be very very helpful!
    Bless

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  • Dorjin

    bring some more…

  • http://liwanpc.blogspot.com liwan

    Nice….. Thanks for tutor.. Like!

  • http://www.istockplus.com hadi

    Great post, the best tutorial for after effects

  • adka

    tanxxxxxxxx

  • yogesh

    It’s truly great work.

  • http://Nil Rajveer Namdev

    Everery tutorial is Much Easy To Be Known And very Helpful to complete our assigments…

  • JOGINDER

    Thank you very much!
    this site is and will be very very helpful!
    Bless

  • RIZIKI LUPATU

    DIS IZ fantastic

  • http://filmnoir.blogfa.com ali

    helo.
    help me in the particle after effect.

  • http://www.maximo-design.com/ marko

    excellent very good tutorials thanks