After Effects Premiere Pro

Red Giant Complete Now Available + Special Upgrade Pricing

Red Giant Complete gives you the complete set of tools from Red Giant at an affordable price. With an annual subscription to Red Giant Complete you’ll have access to all of our most up-to-date tools while saving thousands of dollars over traditional perpetual licensing.

Red Giant Complete includes:

Trapcode Suite (reg. $999): The industry’s most essential tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe® After Effects®, now with the Dynamic Fluids™ physics engine.

Magic Bullet Suite (reg. $899): Widely-used for color correction, finishing and film looks, Magic Bullet Suite 13 gives editors and filmmakers everything needed to make footage look great, right on editing timelines.

Universe (reg. $199/year): Red Giant’s collection of over 80 GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.

VFX Suite (reg. $999): The all-new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe After Effects.

Shooter Suite (reg. $399): Shooter Suite 13.0 is a set of purpose-built applications, including the industry-leading PluralEyes, that give directors of photography, videographers, shooters and filmmakers the ability to bring footage from set to post.

Total if purchased separately: $3,495

Red Giant Complete: $599/YEAR

Upgrade Now for 50% Off Red Giant Complete – Limited Time Only

For those with current Red Giant licenses for any product suite, or an active subscription to Universe, Red Giant is offering a special upgrade to Red Giant Complete for just $299 – that’s 50% off the first year of Red Giant Complete*.

Students and teachers who own any Red Giant Suite or have an active subscription to Universe, Red Giant is offering a special upgrade to Red Giant Complete for just $149.

Upgrade Offer Ends February 2, 2020

* The offer of 50% off Red Giant Complete for individuals, students and teachers is valid for only the first year of an annual subscription.

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After Effects

After Effects CC 16.1 and Character Animator CC 2.1 Available

Content-Aware Fill in After Effects CC 16.1

After Effects CC 16.1 has plenty of great new features, but the biggest news in this release is the new Content-Aware Fill. Until now, this tool was only available in Photoshop. To explain, it removes unwanted objects from a video, using Adobe Sensei technology. In other words, you can remove gear, people, cars, and more with this tool, without rotoscoping or painting.

Content-Aware Fill for video in After Effects April 2019 | Adobe Creative Cloud

Expressions Editor in After Effects April 2019 | Adobe Creative Cloud| Adobe Creative Cloud

Remove objects from your video with Content-Aware Fill in After Effects CC 16.1

Using Mask Tracking and Reference Frames with Content-Aware Fill

New features in After Effects CC 16.1

Since we have yet to update and try it for ourselves, here it is, straight from Adobe:

Content-Aware Fill for video

Easily and cleanly remove unwanted objects, including boom mics, signs, and even people, from your clip. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Content-Aware Fill automatically fills the space throughout your clip, saving you hours of painstaking erasing or replacing objects frame by frame.

Expressions Editor

A new Expressions Editor makes writing expressions easier with line numbers, matching brace highlighting, and code folding. Customize your coding environment with syntax highlighting themes. Identify and fix problems quickly with in-line error messages.

Performance improvements

More GPU-accelerated effects include Roughen Edges and Change Color. Both now support 16- and 32-bpc color. Work faster than ever in Team Projects when using multiple assets between team members.

Save guides to share with Premiere Pro editors

Load and save guide setups to reuse in new projects and share with Premiere Pro editors to set parameters for their sequence.

Automatic font syncing

As you move from machine to machine or project to project, any missing fonts will automatically sync from Adobe Fonts, if available.

Expanded format support

RED debayering is now functional for Mercury GPU Acceleration (Metal) on macOS. Now you can import Sony VENICE X-OCN footage.

And more

Automatically enable frame blending and motion blur, and easily update legacy expressions to the new JavaScript expressions engine with a new script.

Read more from other websites

Adobe releases After Effects CC 16.1 – from CG Channel

Adobe Releases New Content Aware Fill Tool for After Effects – from Premium Beat

Get Adobe After Effects CC Get Adobe Creative Cloud CC 

You may also be interested in How to Make After Effects Run Faster.

What’s new in Character Animator CC 2.1

Better Puppet Rigging in Adobe Character Animator April 2019 | Adobe Creative Cloud

Better puppet rigging

Apply behaviors, handles, and mesh independence to single layers. Find behaviors fast with a new search filter. Apply tags in context, switch left and right tags, and cut and paste handles from one layer to another.

New jaw movements

Now a character’s jaw can move with lip-synched, editable mouth visemes. Nutcracker Jaw is also improved.

New example puppets

Two new in-app puppets can be used as-is or as a foundation for your own designs. New puppets are released regularly here:

Character Trigger extension for Twitch

Set up actions for live-streamed characters that Twitch viewers can trigger, such as a costume change, dance, or high-five. Get the extension here

Improved lip sync

Thanks to Adobe Sensei, lip-sync quality is better than ever, reducing the impact of audio noise. See Setting up Mouth Shapes Using Auto Lip-Sync

Improvements to Characterizer

Faster UI, three new styles, and better-looking results.

Critically Awkward Show How to Use the New Ch Trigger Extension for Twitch


Premiere Pro Tutorial

How to Make a Cool Camera Rotation Effects in Premiere

Jordy Vandeput of has a couple of tutorials that show you how to create some super fun Camera Rotation Effects. These Camera Rotation Effects are well suited for music videos or tv show opens or trailers. In fact, these tutorials are inspired by just that. I love Jordy’s Copycat Friday tutorials. You should subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Rotation Reveal In Premiere Pro

This effect is seen in Maroon 5’s Girls Like You ft. Cardi B video. In it, Adam Levine has a girl dancing behind him and as the camera pans across him, the girl behind him changes to another girl. This is all done with editing tricks and is surprisingly not technical. It’s very entertaining how they go through some trial and errors.

First, watch the Maroon 5 video so that you know what we’re talking about.

Rotation Reveal In Premiere Pro

Camera Rotation Transition In Premiere Pro (Atlanta Series)

This trailer features Donald Glover standing in the center of the screen and the whole background spins 180° as he sort of falls as it spins. I love how they break down these videos. They shot the footage with a spinning motion. In addition, they used a green screen behind the actor. They have some nice tips for lighting as the scenes change. In fact, the editing process is fairly simple but there are speed effects, masks, shadows, and more.

Here’s the Atlanta Season 2 Trailer (2018).

And here is the tutorial from

After Effects Premiere Pro

PQ Grit Kit + Mo•Bits are Now Available

PQ Grit Kit

PQ Grit Kit is loaded with 115 real, animated, royalty-free high resolution textures, designed for blending

Use Grit Kit’s animated textures as interesting luma mattes for type, shape layers or graphics, add real noise or grunge to footage or get crazy with displacement or bump maps in Cinema 4D. PQ Grit Kit is a fastidiously curated library of super useable everyday moving textures like paper or card, ink or paint, concrete, woods, scribbles or sand from different parts of California, and so much more.

Grit Kit works with After Effects & Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Cinema 4D, and Nuke & NukeX.

Learn More | Purchase PQ Grit Kit at Toolfarm


pq mobitsPQ Mo•Bits

PQ Mo•Bits is a big fat library of obvious everyday icons that a motion designer needs to keep handy.

They’re all pre-animated and customizable. Just search or browse the dockable inside After Effects and pop them into your project, use the controllers to tweak lots of parameters and BOOM: Massive time save.

Mo•Bits works with Adobe After Effects CS6 – CC 2017.

Learn More | Purchase PQ Mo•Bits at Toolfarm