After Effects Tutorial

Smooth and Minimal Logo Reveal Tutorial for After Effects

Learn how to create a smooth and minimal logo reveal in After Effects.

Minimal Logo Reveal Tutorial

Dope Motions takes you through the steps, without the need for any third-party plug-ins.

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After Effects Photoshop Premiere Pro

Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 (Fall 2017 Release) Now Available

On October 18, 2017 at Adobe MAX, Adobe announced the release of Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 (Fall 2017 release) loaded with with new applications and significant innovations across their flagship tools.

Adobe brings the next generation of Creative Cloud

Three themes guided Adobe throughout their journey to redefine modern creativity:

  • First, bringing about next-generation experiences that embrace a truly modern approach, so you can work anywhere and any way you want.
  • Second, increasing accessibility to creativity by investing in assets, education and support to make it easier for you to be successful using any platform.
  • Lastly, accelerating creativity with Adobe Sensei by embedding artificial intelligence capabilities into our products, which make great design more accessible for everyone.

So what’s new in CC 2018?

To empower photographers of all levels, we have built the all new Lightroom CC, a cloud-centric photo service for editing, organizing, storing, and sharing photos – from anywhere. For photographers who prefer a more traditional desktop-first workflow, we have also brought performance and editing improvements to Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC, previously known as Photoshop Lightroom CC.


For designers, we’re introducing two new applications that help you expand your skillsets. Previously in beta, Adobe XD CC is the all-in-one cross-platform solution for designing and prototyping mobile apps and websites. Additionally, Dimension CC, previously called Project Felix, enables graphic designers with no 3D experience to quickly create and iterate on photorealistic 3D images.


We also launched Character Animator CC, a 2D animation tool previously in beta, that helps bring still image artwork from Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC to life.

Last but not least, we introduced performance enhancements and new features to Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC.


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What’s new in After Effects?

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What’s new in Premiere Pro?

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What’s new in Photoshop?

adobe CC what's new

Easier Access to Your Photos, Simplified Pen Tool, In-Product Learning and So Much More

This version of Photoshop is much easier to learn for the millions of beginners who try it for the first time every year. Test out the new learn panel and other ease-of-use improvements like the new Curvature Pen Tool. We’ve integrated Lightroom Photos into the start screen and search to save you time when working with mobile and other images you’ve synced via Lightroom CC. We also addressed a number of pro requests like your #1 request of all time – improved brush preset management, and much more.

Significantly expanded support for photographers:

Many of our customers use Photoshop and Lightroom together to create beautiful images. Lightroom has expanded significantly over the past few years, including adding web and mobile versions and connecting all your synced Lightroom photos together via Lightroom Cloud Services. Now we are connecting Photoshop to your Lightroom cloud catalog.  This creates a unified experience for your photos across the full Lightroom and Photoshop portfolio.

Lightroom Photos is now available in the Photoshop start screen and search, so you can search or browse the photos you’ve synced across Lightroom’s desktop, mobile and cloud experiences and import and edit them directly in Photoshop. The search functionality in Lightroom Photos is powered by Sensei so you can search through your photos even if you’ve never tagged them.

This first version of Lightroom Photos in Photoshop will help you save time sending images from place to place, particularly when working with those you’ve captured via the mobile version of Lightroom.

And Much More!

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What’s new in Illustrator?

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What’s new in InDesign?

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After Effects Tutorial

Motion Halftones in After Effects Tutorial

Joseph Francis, a designer, director and visual effects supervisor in Los Angeles, explains how to create motion halftones in AE without using any plug-ins or expressions.  Joseph gives a thorough explanation that’s easy to follow.


Found via Lesterbanks.  Thanks for sharing.

There are also many plug-ins and hosts that can create the halftone look:


After Effects CINEMA 4D Tutorial

Capture Animation with Cappucino & Motion Sketch

Motion Sketch After Effects and Cappucino in Maxon Cinema 4D are similar because they are both methods of capturing motion to speed up animation workflow and add organic movement to your objects. These are both built-in features of their respective hosts, so you don’t need to buy any third party plug-ins to do this. Below is the quick tip/tutorial from Joren at The Pixel Lab that walks users how to use both Cappucino and Motion Sketch.

C4D and AE Tutorial: Cappucino and Motion Sketch for Automated Animation from The Pixel Lab on Vimeo.

After Effects Motion Sketch

Motion Sketch is a cool feature in After Effects that has been there for at least a decade, but some newer users may not even realize that it’s there. With it,  users to sketch a motion path in After Effects by recording the movements of the mouse or stylus. Then, this position keyframe data can be applied it to a layer, mask, or other elements. To learn more, check out Sketch a motion path with Motion Sketch from Adobe After Effects Help, which is about 1/6 of the way down the page.

Here are some other tutorials that use Motion Sketch.

Maxon Cinema 4D Cappucino

To capture your animation in Maxon Cinema 4D, you’ll want to use Cappucino, which is under Character > Manager > Cappucino. By the way, if you don’t own Cinema 4D, you can download a free trial here.

Joren at The Pixel Lab has created a cool hydraulic robot arm, which you can download for free. You’ll first need to register for the Pixel Lab newsletter, which always has something new and fun. They always giving something away, so it’s totally worth it to register.

More tutorials on Cappucino