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The Paper Cutout Look in After Effects

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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13 Videos (56m)
    • Course Trailer

      0:23
    • Getting Started

      6:44
    • Applying Textures

      5:19
    • Customizing Colors

      5:32
    • Precomposing Layers

      1:52
    • Working In 3D Space

      7:08
    • Adding Some Details

      7:33
    • Working With 3D Lights And Shadows

      6:22
    • A Little Bit of Motion

      4:00
    • Polishing The Look

      3:33
    • Little Details

      4:13
    • Adding Some Flicker

      2:29
    • Thanks!

      0:37

About This Class

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In this course I'm going to show you how to create a shadowbox-style paper cutout effect inside After Effects. In each quick video we'll cover things like:

  • Adding textures using track mattes
  • Customizing colors
  • Working with 3D cameras, layers, lights, and shadows
  • Precomposing layers
  • Parenting layers
  • Controlling expressions with sliders
  • Blending modes

And much, much more. As always, I'll be showing you how I use keyboard shortcuts constantly for a more efficient workflow.

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Watch this for a handful of tips and trick you can use on any AE project!
Very cool effect! The class is very easy to follow and makes me want to play around with the effect.
This was great! I only wish I had seen this before I had done my last animation. :)

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