Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software. Its main purpose is for film and video post-production. With Adobe After Effects it’s possible to create so great looking visual effects as in “Hollywood style” movies. Adobe After Effects is mainly used to create visual effects for commercials and movies but you can also create image slide-shows, some small videos, transition effects for websites and stuff like that.
It is not difficult to learn by your own. You only need to find some good tutorials and you are ready to start. There are a lot of good tutorials these days, just try to search for them on the Internet. Here is a massive collection of Adobe After Effects tutorials which, in our opinion, are very useful for learning After Effects. They are categorized in these following section for your learning convenience: Beginners, Intermediate users and Advanced users. Enjoy the beauty of Adobe After Effects!
Introduction to Adobe After Effects | Andrew Kramer
Basic effects | Andrew KramerLearn to create some basic effects using After Effects.
Animation | Andrew KramerNow you can learn how to create an animation.
Trim Paths | Aharon RabinowitzLearn how to create simple trim paths.
Simple Reflection Techniques | Aharon RabinowitzVery simple but cool technique creating reflections.
Web 2.0 Glossy Text | Matt EvansLearn to create a glossy text.
How to track motion in Adobe After Effects CS3 | cgsutra.comThis useful tutorial explains how to track motion in After Effects.
Boharg II Breakdown | David MadryLearn to set different speed for your footage and also learn how to set a color correction.
Starting with After Effects | Pascal VerstegenGreat tutorial explaining how to transform work from Photoshop to simple animation using After Effects.
Rendering | Shoaib KhanLearn about rendering your video.
For Intermediate Users
Creating 3D Cloud Motion From a Still Image | Aharon RabinowitzVery useful effect for cloud motion. It gives much more realistic feeling than just a moving image.
Heart Rate Monitor | Shoaib KhanLearn how to create a cool heart rate monitor.
Car Light Trails | Shoaib KhanShows how to create car light trails in After Effects.
Light Sabers | Andrew KramerLearn how to create Star Wars style Jedi.
Create a Split-Flap Type Display | Mattias PeresiniVery cool looking animation.
Creating Fire | Steve HolmesLearn how to create a fire effect.
Adjustment Lights | Eran SternOne way how to create adjustment lights.
Create an Elegantly Handwritten Text Reveal | Jurrien BoogertGood looking effect for intro or outro.
Animating Spray Paint and Stencil Effect | HaleyAmazing soray paint effect.
Ink Bleeding Effect | Barton DamerLearn how to create an interesint ink bleeding effect.
The Dark Knight | John DickinsonShows how to create a cool dark knight effect as on the poster.
Keep Your Eye on the Ball | Steve HolmesCreate a 3D looking ball animation using After Effects.
Creating a Force Field Effect | Aharon RabinowitzUseful effect if you are creating futuristic videos.
Color Grade and Enhance a Horror Shot | James TwymanUseful tutorial to get a horror film feeling.
Growing 3D Vines | Jerzy Drozda JrCreate 3D vines using After Effects only, no other 3D programs.
Create a TV bumper | Harry FrankVery simple but cool animation.
Create an Animated Homage to Bruce Lee | Markus GustafssonBrilliant video including very cool text and image transitions. This tutorial also teaches how to use an audio for your video.
How to Create Glowing Elegant Lines | Haley SanerLearn how to create an animation with elegant lines.
Smokey Type Effect | Steve HolmesBasic smoke effect for a text.
Flaming Chrome Text | J. SchuhCreate an animation of flaming text.
Jumbotron Column | John DickinsonCreating a jumbotron column for your video.
Learn How to Create an Advanced Jumper Effect | Tim BabbCreate a "Jumper" style effect.
Shine Some Light On The Situation | Marc R LeonardGreat looking effect with beautiful lighting and sky.
Creating a Tracked Head Wound | Mathias MohlLearn to create a head wound which is tracked in constant position on the face.
Bessie Potter | Michael ParkCreate a movie title just like in "Harry Potter".
For Advanced Users
“Private Ryan” Style Movie Shot | Michal JagielloBrilliant tutorial, showing how to create a war movie style scene.
Create a Stormy, Electric Type Reveal | Markus GustafssonBeautifully made effect. Could be useful for intro text.
The Dancing Can | John DickinsonLearn how to create a can which dances following music beats.
Forging Fire | Jorrit SchulteCreate a forging fire in the background of the text.
Light Rays Custom Effect from Scratch | Michal JagielloThis technique can be useful for your own effects.
Create Whispy Spirit-like Text | Adam Everett MillerAwesome looking text effect.
Learn to Make a Custom 3D Wall Text Reveal | Roman KomurkaAwesome looking 3D text effect.
Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle | Naim AlwanStunning effect using After Effects and Boujou.
Create a 3D DNA Strain | Jerzy Drozda JrCool animation of 3D DNA strain.
Cinematic Opening Title Redux | LloydVery interesting animation using a lot of texts.
Animate Your Logo Into Characters | Chaithanya YCool transformation from characters to logo.
Explosive TV promo graphics | John DickinsonLearn to create "Fast and furious" style text animations.
Create a Sci-Fi Movie Title Sequence | Michael ParkVery cool tutorial for a movie intro.
The Birth Of A Logo | Stefan SurmabojovBrilliant looking animation with cool lighting.