How to Use After Effects: Animate Simple Fireworks

How to Use After Effects: Animate Simple Fireworks

Happy 4th of July! It’s the time of year when fireworks are on everyone’s mind. Several clients at my job requested animated ecards and social media post graphics of—you guessed it—fireworks. I used After Effects to animate simple fireworks, like those shown here. These are “shaped-based.” Indeed, I drew these triangles in After Effects itself….

How to Use After Effects: Animate a Line

Animation. A Golden Grid overlays the proportions of the Open Heart Parrot Rescue logo design.

A super popular but surprisingly easy motion graphic to make in After Effects is animating a line. Use After Effects to animate a line to “draw” an illustration before the viewer’s eyes. Follow along with this tutorial of how I used After Effects to animate lines overlaying the Golden Ratio on my Open Heart Parrot…

How to Use After Effects: Animate a 3D Card Flip

How to Animate a 3D Card Flip in After Effects, end result animation..

The motion graphics tutorials continue! Learn how to animate a 3D card flip in After Effects with this quick tutorial. The 3D card flip is another popular animation effect that’s surprisingly easy, just like animating along a path. This illustration tactic allows designers to incorporate additional messaging via slides. Furthermore, the 3D card flip might…

How to Use After Effects: Animate Along a Path

Preview of how to animate along a path at the end of the tutorial

It’s surprisingly easy to create a path animation in After Effects. This is a simple tutorial for the complete and utter beginner of how to animate along a path in After Effects. I also chose to build my graphics in Illustrator first, and then convert the After Effects movie to an animated GIF with Photoshop…