Creating a double exposure in Photoshop

  • Simon Brough
  • November 13, 2023
  • 6 min read

What is double exposure? Double exposure is a photographic technique that involves exposing a single frame of film or digital sensor to multiple images. Traditionally achieved by taking two separate photographs on the same frame, this technique results in a merged image where the elements from both exposures coexist in a single frame. This effect […]

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Creating a Glitch Effect Logo Animation in After Effects

  • Simon Brough
  • November 8, 2023
  • 5 min read

If you want to add digital glitch effects to your text or logo then After Effects is the perfect place to do it. As a video manipulation program, creating digital distortions comes easy, and there are plenty of different techniques to choose from – all using After Effects’ built-in effects. Quick Links: Tutorial Text | […]

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How to make a dynamic text box in After Effects

  • Simon Brough
  • November 2, 2023
  • 2 min read

In this After Effects tutorial, we create a responsive box behind text using just the text layer itself. No shape layers are needed. Perfect for quick and easy social media caption overlays. Step 1: Add a Fill effect Add a Generate > Fill effect and choose your box color. Step 2: Add a Shift Channels […]

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Baby sensory videos are a popular tool that parents and caregivers use to help infants develop their eye coordination. In this article, we’ll delve into what baby sensory videos are and how they can be useful for promoting infant eye coordination. Babies are born with an incredible capacity to learn and explore the world around […]

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Creating 3D Text in After Effects

  • Simon Brough
  • October 25, 2023
  • 5 min read

In this article we’ll look at creating 3D text inside After Effects using a variety of techniques and approaches. Text Guide | Video Guides Text Guide Creating real 3D text in After Effects involves using its built-in 3D capabilities and may require some knowledge of the software. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you achieve […]

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How to Replace Sky in After Effects

  • Simon Brough
  • October 25, 2023
  • 4 min read

Replacing a sky in After Effects is a powerful and creative technique that can completely transform the mood and atmosphere of your videos. Whether you want to replace a dull sky with a beautiful sunset or create a fantasy world in your footage, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it: Step 1: Prepare […]

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How to Export Transparent Video from After Effects

  • Simon Brough
  • October 25, 2023
  • 2 min read

A quick After Effects basics video tutorial showing how to export video with a transparent background (alpha channel). Please note that not all video codecs support alpha channels. In this example we are exporting in Quicktime MOV format which is an uncompressed file type. Compressed video formats such as MP4 do not support transparency. Using […]

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How to Crop Footage in After Effects

  • Simon Brough
  • October 25, 2023
  • 1 min read

Sometimes you only want to show part of your footage, revealing the underlying layer or transparency, or to mask off specific areas. Here’s a short After Effects basics video tutorial showing two ways to crop footage (or image) layers. Cropping Footage Using a Layer Mask Cropping Footage Using the Linear Wipe effect For a free […]

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10 Free Snow Video Overlays and Backgrounds

  • Simon Brough
  • October 24, 2023
  • 3 min read

A selection of free winter backgrounds and snow overlay videos from Adobe Stock, many available in 4K resolution. In the realm of digital content creation, the use of free snow videos can be a game-changer, adding a touch of wintry magic to your projects. Whether you’re a video editor, a website designer, or a social […]

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Introduction Adobe After Effects is a powerful software that allows you to create stunning motion graphics, visual effects, and animations. However, for many, harnessing its full potential can be a daunting task. That’s where Adobe After Effects templates come into play. These pre-made project files simplify the creative process, enabling users to produce professional-quality videos […]

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