2D Long Flat Shadows in After Effects Premium class

Andrzej Pach, Passionate After Effects & PowerPoint teacher

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7 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • Your Assignment & How to finish the Class Project

    • Technique 1 - Radial Blur

    • Super Useful AE Hint (SUAH) - Growing bounds

    • Technique 2 - Repeater

    • Technique 3 - Drop Shadow

    • Thank You!


About This Class

Learn 3 different techniques to create 2D long flat shadows and add them to your motion graphic compositions. We will take a look and create those popular long shadows which are very popular amongst the designers creating on the current flat design trend. You don't even need to have a project to work on - I have created a few sample animations which you can work on by downloading the attached project file.

The shadows will be dynamic, which means they will react to any movement that will be going on in your composition. I will show you how to save them as a preset for future use, how to link the shadow itself to a null object and much more handy quick tips like that.

A few benefits of this class:

  • Get started with After Effects the right way, learn essential tools & a proper workflow
  • I will touch on topics like precomposing, growing bounds, effects, simple expressions and more
  • We will use the repeater, work on shape layers, create shapes, duplicate layers etc.
  • We will be using only build-in effects
  • You will learn 3 different techniques to use
  • We will save animation presets for future use
  • Modernize your compositions - use it for any project
  • Learn to have fun inside of After Effects with a new technique

...What are you waiting for? Enroll now and let us start applying modern flat shadows to our animations!

18 of 18 students recommendSee All

Easy to follow AND covers a lot of material in a short amount of time. 3 ways to make 2D shadows including creating presets that you can save for later.
Great class, thanks
This class was very easy to follow and teachers you three different techniques so you can work with many different types of projects and designs. Very useful, very helpful, and very fast! Thanks for the class. I learned a lot!





Andrzej Pach

Passionate After Effects & PowerPoint teacher

Hi! My name is Andrzej Pach, more known as 'Nigel'. I am an After Effects / PowerPoint / video / graphic design junkie eager to teach people how to utilize their yet uncovered raw design talent! Here on skillshare I would like to share interesting, project-based classes which will make your design workflow a greater experience.