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After Effects CC: Create Colorful Video Transitions in After Effects CC

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    • 1.

      Introduction: Colorful After Effects Transitions

      1:22

    • 2.

      After Effects Transition - Triangle

      29:20

    • 3.

      Render Transition in After Effects

      14:39

    • 4.

      After Effects Transition - Stripes

      18:17

    • 5.

      After Effects Transition - Curtain

      20:11

    • 6.

      After Effects Transition - Circles

      19:20

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Learn How to Create Professional Colorful Video Transitions in After Effects CC

Join This Class Now: https://skl.sh/3FGHyEO

Video Transitions are a post-production technique used in film or video editing to connect one shot to another.

In this class, you'll learn how to create Colorful Video Transitions in After Effects CC and then you will learn how to export and use them in your Video Editing programs such as Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut, ...

You don't need any previous knowledge of Adobe After Effects, You will learn all the essential techniques you need to create your first Colorful & Shape Transition. In this class, you will learn Motion Graphics in After Effects so you can create stunning and professional video transitions quickly.

Why you should use Video Transitions?

While working on putting together great video work, you will come across breaks in scenes where they need to come back together. In most cases, a video transition effect is used to merge the scenes together instead of having one stops completely and the next one begins. A great video transition can improve and enhance the production value of your video.

What will you learn in this class?

  • How to create Professional Video Transitions step-by-step

  • How to export (render) your Video Transitions to use in other Video Editing Software (Example: Premiere Pro CC)

  • How to add Visual Effects in After Effects to enhance your Video Transitions

  • Effective Motion Graphics techniques to create colorful transitions quickly

  • Create several awesome video transitions

  • Improve your videos with better transitions

What do you get in this class?

  • Downloadable resources (After Effects project files)

  • Premium support from instructor to answer all questions

  • Feedback on your video transitions projects

  • All future extra lectures and updates are ALWAYS FREE

If you want to learn how to enhance your business videos stand out from your competitors with these practical After Effects transitions to boost your brand or even if you like to learn how to create beautiful & colorful video transitions for your home-made movies then THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU!

All shape transitions taught in this class are trendy, professional looking and in high demand for video editors, YouTubers, vlogger video editors, designers, etc. Once you watch the first video transition lecture you will love to create more and more colorful shape transitions in After Effects.

So what are you waiting for?!

If you like to learn, Join & Enjoy Now: https://skl.sh/3FGHyEO

I will see you in the first lesson,

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1. Introduction: Colorful After Effects Transitions: Hey everyone, and welcome to another video tutorial. In this video tutorial, we're going to create several amazing transitions together in Adobe After Effects from scratch. And so you don't need any prior knowledge in After Effects to follow along to be at this video tutorial, you will learn great tips, tricks and techniques in Adobe After Effects. I'm going to teach you everything you need to know from creating your first competition in Adobe After Effects to render your final composition for creating your first video transition, you will learn how to create shapes, how to add keyframes and convert them to easy ease to have a smoother animations. Use Graph Editor to tweak your keyframes for grading professional animations. How to export your transitions in video format with the alpha channel and much more. So by the end of this video tutorial, you will be able to create and render any type of transitions using Adobe After Effects. And finally, you will be able to use them in video editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut and so on. I hope you enjoyed watching this video tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating it for you. So if you are ready to have fun and if you're eager to learn how to create amazing professional and colorful video transitions, join me now, and I'll see you in lesson 1. Thanks for watching and see you in the next video. 2. After Effects Transition - Triangle: Hey everyone, I hope you're doing well. In this video, we're going to create a gray triangle transition in Adobe After Effects. So without wasting time, let's get it started. At first, we need to create a composition in After Effects. So from the menu, choose composition, new composition, or press Control N. Let's give it a name. For example, triangle, employee said section, enter 1920 for the height and 1080 for the composition with if you want to change these numbers manually, simply uncheck lock aspect ratio and change them separately. For the pixel aspect ratio, I choose a square pixels. In Frame Rate section. For motion graphics projects, I suggest to use 30 frames per seconds and set the duration to 200 frames. And finally, for the background, Let's choose a black color for now. Okay, as you can see here, we have triangle composition in project window. Okay? Now I want to create a triangle shape. So let's use this polygon tool. Okay, now hold down shift key and click and drag to draw a polygon shape here. Okay, Now in polyester one section in polyester pathway, Let's change points 2, 3 to create a triangle shape. For outer radius, Let's enter 370. And also let's change the stroke width to 150. To change the color, we can use this color option in a stroke one section, or from this top toolbar, click on this Stroke Color button, and let's enter this code. Ff II 4 000, a yellow color. Okay, Let's move it to the center of the composition using the selection tool. Okay, great. Now select the layer, hit the Return key or press the Enter key, and let's change its name to, for example, triangle one. And also let's change the layer color too. For example, yellow. Okay, great. I want to rotate this triangle shape around the center point. And as you can see, the anchor point of this triangle shape is not at the center of the shape and I have to move it. So hold down Control and Alt keys and press the Home button to move the anchor point to the center of the object. Now let's move the shape to the center of the composition by pressing Control and Home buttons. Okay, now I want to rotate this shape. So let's load the rotation property by pressing the RP. Now if I rotated, as you can see, it doesn't rotate correctly. Let me show you why do I say that. So let's create a circle shape using this ellipse tool. Change the stroke color to, for example, blue. Click and then hold the Shift key and drag to create a perfect circle shape. Okay, Now press the V key to switch to the selection tool. Change the stroke value two, for example two and G. Okay. Let's rename the layer to circle. Let's change the size property. Change its value to, for example, this number. Let's move it to the center. And let's change the size to 10, 50. Okay, now as you can see, it's anchor point is here, not at the center of the shape. So hold down the Control and Alt keys and press the Home button. And now press the console and home buttons to move the circle shape to the center of the composition. Okay, move the triangles so that its vertices are in contact with the circumference of the circle. If you need, you can move it by arrow keys on your keyboard. Now, the triangle is completely inside the circle shape. Now if I rotate this triangle shape, you will see that these vertices will not be in contact with the circumference of the circle. Yes, here we can see that this vertex of the triangle is outside of the circle shape now. And here, this vertex is not in contact with the second friends of the circle. So what we can do to solve this problem, Let's reset the rotation to 0. To solve this problem, we have to change the anchor point position of the triangle shape. And that's why we have created this circle. So select the circle shape from the menu, choose Show Rulers option, or press the console are keys. Now drag a vertical line exactly over this anchor point. Let's zoom into seeds better. Okay? And let's add a horizontal ruler as well and put it exactly over the anchor point of the circle shape. Okay, Let's zoom back again. Now to avoid selecting and moving these rulers accidentally from the menu choose View Lock Guides to lock them. Now as you can see, I can select and move these guidelines. Okay, now select the triangle shape and let's use this pan behind tool or press the Vikki. And in composition window, click and drag this anchor point to attach it to the intersection of the two guidelines. If they snap is not working for you simply from the menu choose View and Snap to blinds. Or you can hold the console key while dragging the anchor point, it will snap to the guidelines. Okay, Now if I rotate this triangle shape, as you can see, now, all the vertices of the triangle are constantly in contact with the circumference of the circle. So now we have a character rotation. Okay, great. Let's reset the rotation value to 0. Okay, Now we don't need this circle shape anymore so we can hide or deleted. Also, we don't need these guidelines, so let's hide them as well. Okay, Now let's move the circle shape to the center of the composition. Okay? Now I want to animated this triangle shape. So find the Scale property in Transform section, or while this layer is still selected, press the Esc key to load the scale property, okay, in frame 0, let's change the scale value to 0 and set a keyframe by pressing this stopwatch button. Let's go to frame, for example, 85 and change it to, for example, nine hundreds. Now, if I scrub in timeline, you can see the result. Okay? Now it's like this keyframe and Open Graph Editor. And here you can see that escape property changes with the constant speed and we have a linear shape between these keyframes. Now let's make this animation a little smoother. So select both keyframes and right-click on a keyframe and choose Keyframe Assistant, Easy, Ease or press F9. Now let's switch back to graph editor again, and this is the result. We have a nice curved shape here. We have two modes for the graph editor, speed graph and value graph. If I switch to value graph, you can see another type of the curve. You can use both of them, but I prefer to use a speed graph for this project. Okay, now let's change curve shape even more to have a better result. So select the second keyframe and right-click and choose keyframe velocity. And in incoming velocity, Let's change the influence value to, for example, 55. Now if I go to graph editor again, you can see the results and as you can see, we have a different shape for the curve line. You can change the shape of this curve line by moving this keyframe handle as well, and move it until you find a nice curved shape. Okay, great. Now let's see a RAM preview of this simple animation. So let's go to frame 100 and press the Enter key to move this work area and handled to this frame. Now we will have a RAM preview for this area between these two blue handles. Okay, in preview panel, click on this Play Stop button or you can choose a shortcut key for this button, I have selected space bucky. Now if you press the Spacebar key, you can see a RAM preview for this animation. Okay, now I want to add a rotation to this object. So while this layer is selected, hold down the Shift key and press the archae to load the rotation property as well. Okay, let's go to frame 0 and change the rotation to, for example, negative 150 and set a keyframe here. Now let's go to frame 85 and change the rotation value to, for example, 35. Now if I scrub in timeline, you can see that the triangle rotates nicely. Okay, now let's smooth rotation keyframes. So select them and Keyframe Assistant, Easy Ease. And for the second keyframe, solid keyframe velocity and change incoming velocity to 55 percent. Let's see the rotation curve in Graph Editor. Nice curvy have here. Okay, Great. Okay, now I want to add a background to this transition. So select this triangle layer from the menu, choose Edit, Duplicate, or press Control. D. Rename it to BG, drag it under the triangle layer. And let's change the layer color too. For example, blue. For this layer, we don't need a stroke, so charged a stroke options to none. And now for the fill color, let's enter this code to f 0252. We will change this color later. And as you can see now, we have a nice background that feels inside this triangle. Okay? Now I want to add more triangles to the scene. So duplicate this triangle two times by pressing Control D. Let's change the color for these layers. For example, for the second layer, Let's choose green. And for the third layer, I choose brown. Ok. Now I want to add a null object to console the color of these triangles. So from the menu choose Layer, New Null Object. Let's rename it to control. And now let's add a Carl console to this null object from the menu. Choose Effect, expression control, color control. Now you can see this effect in effect controls panel. If you can't see these panels simply from the menu, choose Effect, Effect Controls, or press F3. Now let's change its name to color one, and duplicate it two times to be able to change the color for these three triangles. And now for each one, and let's choose a color for color one. Change the color code to FF II 4 000. For color to enter b2, 534, the third color enter 731 to be F. Okay, great. Let's reorder the layers, layer 2 and layer 1, and layer three and layer two. Okay, now I want to add offset between these layers. So select layer 2 and 3. And let's add four frames offset, move timeline indicator to frame 4, hold down the Shift key and establish these layers to timeline indicator. Now for the third layer, hold down the Alt key and press the Page Down four times to add four frames offset. Okay, now select all these three layers and press the UK to load all keyframes properties. Now let's go to frame 85 and move the last keyframes of the second, third layers to this frame. Okay, now I want to connect a stroke color of these layers to our console layer. So select console layer and lock this button up here, in Effect, Controls panel to hold this panel open while I'm selecting other layers. Now for triangle 1, press the UK e2 times. Here we have a stroke color property. Hold down the Alt key and click on this stopwatch. Now click on this pick whip icon and drag it over the color one property. Okay, Great. Follow the same process for the second layer and connect a stroke color to color to consider. And finally, let's connect a third extra color to color three controller. Okay, Let's see what we have so far. Okay, great results. Okay, now I want to duplicate these triangles to have more shapes for our transition. So select our triangle layers. Press Control D to duplicate them, and then drag them on their triangle three layer. Okay, move the timeline indicator to the beginning frame of the triangle three layer and move all these layers to this frame. And now hold down the Alt key and press Page Down button five times to add five frames offset to this layer collection. Now again, let's duplicate these new three layers. So press Control D. Drag them down. Move the timeline indicator to the beginning of triangle for layer. A snap of these selected layers to this frame and offset them 45 frames. Okay, great. Now select all of these triangle layers first UP to load all keyframes properties. Now press the Tilde law button to show this panel in full-screen mode. Okay, for these first three layers, our last keyframes should be unframed 85, which is correct. For the second layer collection, Let's move timeline indicator to frame, for example, 90 and solid of these last keyframes and hold down the Shift key to snap them to this frame. Now let's go to frame 1905 and move these last keyframes to frame 95. Okay, awesome. Now I want to change some of these key frames to have better results. So let's go to frame 85 over these keyframes. From here, I want to decrease the scale value by 50 units for each layer. So for the first layer, for a scale value of we have 900%. For the second layer, let's change it to 850%. And for the third layer, I want to change it to 800%. Okay? For the second layer collection, we have keyframes on for a 90. For the first layer, Let's enter 750 percent. For the second layer, less enter 700%, and for the third layer enter 650%. Okay? For the third layer collection, we have keyframes, unframed 95 for the first layer, enter 600%. For the second layer, let's enter 550 percent. And finally for the third layer, enter 500 percent. Great. Now it's time to change the rotation keyframes. From here, I want to decrease the rotation value by 10 units for each layer. For the first layer collection, Let's go to frame 85. So for the triangle one layer, we have 35 degrees rotation for the second layer, Let's decrease it ten units. So enter 25 degrees and for the third layer, enter 15 degrees. Let's go to frame 90 to change keyframes of the second layer collection. For the first layer, enter five degrees. For the second layer, Let's decrease it 10 units. So let's enter negative five degrees. And for the third layer, enter negative 15 degrees. Let's go to frame 95 to change keyframes of the third layer collection. For the first layer enter negative 25 degrees. For the second layer, enter negative 35 degrees. And finally, for the third layer, Let's enter negative 45 degrees. For a still the button again to exit the full screen mode. Let's scrub interpolant to see the results. Okay, it's time to see a RAM preview. Okay, great, nice results. Okay, now I want to create exit keyframes. So let's go to frame for example, maybe 130. Yes. In Timeline panel, select my layer and press Control a to select our layers. Now press the UK to load our keyframe properties. Priscilla button to switch to the full screen mode. Now I want to copy these keyframes from frame 85 to frame 130. So select them, press Control D to copy them into memory. And while your timeline is in frame 130, press Control V to paste the keyframes. Okay, follow the same process for all other layers as well. Okay, Great. Now let's go to frame, for example, 160. Select all these layers. And for the escape property, create a keyframe and change its value to, for example, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0 to 100 percent. As you can see, aftereffects created a key frame in-frame 160, and the scale value is one hundred, ten hundred and two hundred and four, all these layers. And now let's create a keyframe for the rotation in frame 160 as well. And change the rotation value for our layers to 70 degrees. Now they have the same rotation value in frame 116. Let's delete this keyframe for BG layer. We don't need it. Okay? Okay, now I want to edit the rotation keyframes. So select our layers and press the archae to load all rotation properties. Select our third keyframes and right-click keyframe velocity and in outgoing velocity section for influence. And there are 55 percent. Now, while these layers are as the selected, press the Esc key to load the scale properties. Select all scale third keyframes and right-click Keyframe Velocity. And for the influence, enter 55 percent. Okay, now let's switch to graph editor to see the curve shape. You can select each scale property to see the curve shape. And you can select Keyframe handled to change it. Okay, Great. Okay, now I want to add offset to some of these last keyframes. So select all these triangle layers. Press the Yuki. Now select these keyframes, and let's go to frame 165 and add five frames offset. Follow this process for the next keyframes and add five frames offset to our layers. Okay, it seems I have to increase the composition length. So from the menu, choose Composition, composition settings, and change the duration to, for example, 250 frames for now. Okay, increases the length of this BG layer. And move the last keyframe of the triangle seven layer two frame 200 five. So like our layers by pressing Control a. And now press Alt and close bracket to move the right edge of the layers to this frame. And then hold down the Shift key and move this work area end handle to frame 200 five. And maybe it's not that idea to increase the length of this competition to frame to 110. And finally press the Alt and close bracket keys again. Now, right-click on this bar and choose trim comp to work area. Okay, Now I want to add a layer to cut of these layers to rebuild a second footage. So duplicate the first layer, rename it to exit. And let's change the layer color too. For example, purple. Drag it on top of the BG layer. Okay, now let's see what we have so far as scrubbing timeline to see the results. They come into screen from frame 0 to frame 100, and from frame 130, they will go out of the screen. Okay, Let's see a RAM preview. Okay, great. Now I want to modify this exit layer. So let's go to fluorine, for example, a 145, and move the exit layer to this frame. And let's see the results. Okay, Great. Click on this, switches transport consorts button to show these two columns. And for the BG layer in track matte column, choose Alpha Inverted Matte. Okay, for this layer, we need a field color as well. And let's change the stroke color to, for example, white. So by activating these switches, transport consoles button, we have cut the BG layer by these exit layer. If I click on this toggled transparency grid button, you can see that we have cuts the BG layer successfully. Okay, great. Let's scrub in timeline. Okay, I think we need to offset this exit layer a bit. Okay, Now this exit layer cuts the scene after other triangles are out of this screen. So exit layer should start from frame 152. Or maybe 150 is a good frame. Yes. Okay, Great. Okay, now I want to add shadow to our triangle layers. So select the first triangle layer, and let's add a shadow effect to this layer. From the menu choose Effect, perspective, drop shadow. First of all, let's change the shadow color to two, dy 0150 and nice color. Our shadow is here. So let's change some features to make it clearer. Capacity is good, leave it at 50 percent. Let's change the distance to, for example, 10 and increase the softness to, for example 200. Ok, now we have a nice shadow effect here. Now want to add this shadow effect to all other layers. But I want to have a consoler so that I don't have to change all these properties for all layers individually. So select console layer and press F3 or from the menu choose Effect effort controls to enable this control panel. Now, I want to add two controllers to be able to consult shadow effects. So from the menu and choose Effect expression consoles a slider control. And let's change its name to shadow opacity. And we need a color console as well. So let's add it and rename it to shadow color. Live its color to red. For now. Select the first triangle layer. Make sure this lock button is enabled for console layer. Press the E key to load all effects applied to this layer. Now we can see the drop shadow effect here. Okay, Let's copy this shadow color into memory. We need this code soon. Now hold down the Alt key and click on the stopwatch and connect this shadow color property to the shadow color controller. As you can see, our shadow color is red now. Okay, let's connect shadow opacity as well. I'm sure you know how to do that. Shadow opacity is 0, so we can see the shadow effect. Let's increase it to 50. Again. You can add another slider to this controller to be able to change the shadows softness property as well. So let me show you how to do it. At a new slider control. Rename it to shadow softness. And connect these shadows softness effect to the shadows softness slider, and change its value to 200. Let's change the shadow color again. Just paste that code. Now we have a nice shadow color here. Okay, great. Now we have an effect called drop shadow here that all its important properties are connected to our console object. And now I can apply these shadow effect to my other triangle layers. So select this drop shadow effect from the menu. Choose edit, copy. Now select all other triangle layers from the menu, choose Edit, Paste. Now as you can see, we have a nice shadow effect applied to all triangle layers. Okay? Now I want to change the color of this BG layer. Soldiers scrub a few frames forward. And for this layer, Let's change the color to 731 to be F. Okay, great. Okay, now I want to add a few markers to the timeline to have a visual representation to start a start and end of the transition. So let's show turbulent in full screen mode by pressing the Tilde our button. Select all layers and press the UK. Okay, As you can see, our ESOP keyframes are here in frame 95. Ok, click here to deselect our layers. Let's go to frame 0. Here you can hold down the Alt key and press the star key on your numpad or from the menu choose Layer Markers. Addmarker offers the numpad Starkey. Now double-click on this marker and let's type in. Okay, let's go to frame 1905 and press the Alt and numpad snarkiness and type a stop. In frame 130, our art keyframes are here. So let's add another marker here, press Alt Adnan, but as turkeys and type out. And finally, let's add another marker here in frame 205, and let's call it end. Okay, we can move work area and handled to this frame and trim the competition as well. Press the button to switch back to our previous workspace. Now if I scrub in timeline, you can see our objects will come into screen from frame 0. And they stop in-frame 1905. And they remain on the screen from frame 1905 to frame 130. And from frame 130 they start to go out of the screen. And finally in from 205, the transition ends. Okay, great. Let's see a RAM preview for this transition. Awesome. Let's see full-screen mode as well. So put your mouse icon on the composition window and press the Tilda bottom. Okay, awesome. Now you can change some of these properties if you like. For example, you can change shadows softness. You can change the shadow color. Here we have a red color now for the shadow effect, also, you can increase or decrease shadow opacity. Okay, Let's hit Control Z to undo. Okay, now I want to add an adjustment layer to be able to change the color theme for all layers at once. So let's add an adjustment layer. As you may now, adjustment layer is a transparent layer and when you apply an effect to it, it applies the effect to all the layers below it. Okay, Let's rename it to Effects. Now from the Effects and Presets panel, Let's find color balance, HLS, and drag it over the effects layer. Okay, now if I change the hue property, as you can see, we have different color here for our layers. So you can change our layer color simply. For example, let's change it to 45. If you like. You can play with these hue property to find the best color for your layers. And if you don't want to use it, simply turn off this effect here. Okay, well done. We have finished our transition. Okay guys, I hope you enjoyed watching this video tutorial so far. In the next video, we are going to learn how to render this awesome transition and how to export and import transitions in Adobe After Effects. So please don't miss it. Thanks, and see you soon. 3. Render Transition in After Effects: Hey everyone, I hope you're doing well. In this video, we're going to render our triangle transition in Adobe After Effects. Then we will import of this transition into After Effects. You can use your render transition in other video editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut and so on. So with addressing time, Let's get started. First of all, we need to create a new composition. So from the menu, choose composition, new composition, or press Control N. For the name, let's enter triangle render, Live width and height at current values. Set pixel aspect ratio to square pixels for frame rate, Let's choose 30 frames per seconds, live resolution to half. Let's change the duration to, for example, 400 frames. And for the background, I choose a black color and hit the Okay button. Now drag triangle composition into triangle render composition, as you can see, after effects adds a viz triangle competition here with all markers we have made in triangle composition. Okay, Now let's move this competition to the right to have a space for our first footage. So let's go to frame, for example, 100. Press Left or open bracket key to move this layer to this frame. Now it's time to add some footage to our composition. So let's import to image. You can use videos as well. Now we can double-click here in Project Window or right-click and choose Import file or hit Control I. In Import File window, I choose this image and maybe this one is okay. You can hold down control key to select multiple files, okay, make sure this important JPEG Sequence option is off. Otherwise aftereffects impulse all selected files as a single footage and hit OK button, our image imported successfully. Let's make a folder for these images. Always tried to organize your project window by creating folders and giving a nice name to your folders, compositions, and other stuffs. Drag this image over, Create a New Folder button, and let's give it a name. For example, food days. Now drag these two images into triangle render composition under these triangle composition. Now let's move bottom image on the outs marker at frame 226. And now let's cut the top image at this frame, sole selected and press Alt and right or close bracket key. Okay, it seems our image are too large, so let's select them and let's zoom back a bit. For example, 12.5%, yes, they are bigger than our competition science. So let's fix this problem. So from the menu, choose Layer, transform, Fit to Comp with. Now as you can see, our image, our feet inside the composition. Okay, let's fit to competition again. Now, scrub the timeline to see the transition. Okay, it works nicely, great. Now let's see how we can change the timing of this transition. We can make this transition faster or slower using for simple keyframes. So right-click on triangle transition and choose time, enable time remapping or press Control Alt T. After Effects adds two keyframes at the beginning and at the end of this composition. Let's move this end marker to the last keyframe. Hold the Shift key to snap it to the marker position. Okay? Now we need to more keyframes to have full control over the transition timing. So move timeline indicator to stop marker by holding the Shift key. This small diamond button to add a new key frame here. Again, hold down the Shift key to snap the timeline indicator to the outs marker and add a new keyframe at this frame as well. Okay, Now by moving these four keyframes, we can change the speed of this transition, but before that, let's reduce the resolution to, for example, quarter. Now we can move the second keyframe to the left. Two are faster transition. As you can see, we have almost 95 frames between in and stop marker. And it takes notify frames for our transition to fill the composition window, what we can make it faster. So let's move the second key frame to frame, for example, 125. So our transition will cover the screen in 25 frames faster than normal speed as crop in timeline to see the results. Okay, now we have more space between the second and the third key frames. So we have this section for longer time on the screen. And we can move the last keyframe to the left to finish the transition and reveal the second footage faster. So we can use this technique to change the timing of a transition. We will render this transition soon and you can use this technique for video format transitions as well. Okay, Let's undo these changes. So move the keyframes to the original positions. Okay, Now let's add a simple animation to our food trays to have better results with this transition. So let's add keyframes to this footage. Select it and press the Esc key to load the scale property. And in frame 100, let's add a keyframe. Okay, and let's go to frame 195, which we have a start marker here. And let's increase the scale value. For example, 100%. Now if I scrub in timeline, you can see that the image gets bigger from, from 100 to 195. Okay, For the second image, load the escape property. And for the last marker, Let's add a scale keyframe at current value. And let's go back to our smoker in-frame 226. And let's enter a smaller value. So let's enter 50 percent ascribed to see the results. Okay, as you can see, we have a small problem here. If I enable this toggled transparency grid button, you can see here on the left and right of the image we have empty space. To solve this problem, let's add an effect called CC reptiles. So let's find it in Effects and Presets panel. And let's drag it over this bottom image layer. Now we have this effect here, in Effect Controls panel. I want to expand the left and the right side of this image. So let's increase, expands right value. As you can see here, we are adding more pixels to the right using this expanse right option. Let's increase it to, for example, 600. And also let's expand the left side. So set it to 600. And we can expand even down and tap seconds. So let's change the radio to 600 as well. Now as you can see, we have a sharp edge here at the position we have expand the image. To solve this problem, Let's change tiding option. Let's set it to unfold. In fact, on option reverses the image. So we have a nice and smooth blending in pixels without any sharp edge, and it copies pixels from the right to the left. Now let's check it again. Oops, it seems we have to increase the expense option even more to solve this problem again. So let's change all these numbers to a bigger value. For example, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0. Let's check it again. Okay, it seems everything is great. Now it's time to smooth our keyframes. So select all scale keyframes and convert them to easy ease or press F9. Now let's move our animation keyframes even more. So select the first keyframe of the top image and select Keyframe Velocity option unless change outgoing velocity influence to 70 percent. Okay, and for the bottom image, Let's change the velocity for the second keyframe. So for the incoming velocity influence, let's enter 70 percent. Now we have a nice and smooth scale animation for our two images. Let's see curves in Graph Editor for these to scale properties, if you like, you can see them in speed graph mode as well. Yes, for the first image we have a nice curve as well. Okay, great. We have finished this transition successfully. Maybe you like to export this transition as a video to use in other video editing programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut and so on. So let me show you how to do it properly. First of all, in project panel, if I open this transition composition, you can see our layers here in timeline, and the duration of this transition is 200 frames. Now let's create a new competition from this transition composition. So drag it over this, create a new composition button and hit Return key and rename it to, for example, triangle export. Now selected and from the menu choose composition. Here we have two options. Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue and add to render queue. If you have Adobe Media Encoder installed on your system, I suggest you to use this option because you have a great program that will render your aftereffects projects quickly with high-quality. And also, you can use great video compressors, unlike edge point to 64, that can reduce your file size dramatically if you don't have Adobe Media Encoder. So use the second option which is Add to Render Queue or press Control N. Okay, here we can see render queue panel and as you can see, after effects added your triangle export composition here to the render queue. In this panel we are three main sections. Render Settings, output module, and output to. Click on the best settings. Set the quality to best. Set the resolution to full, which means you want to render your transition with the same size as your composition. Therefore, the size of your funnel widow will be the same as your composition size, which is 1920 by 1080 pixels. And in Frame Rate section, we have two options. First one is 29, 0.97 frames per second, which is good, but I prefer to use the second option, which is 30 frames per second. And it is equal to the frame rate you have chosen when creating your composition. And now press the OK button. In output module section, click on lossless option. In Format section, we can choose the video formats. You can choose AVI, JPEG, PNG, Photoshop, QuickTime, and even TGA format. I prefer to use QuickTime format as I want to have a transparent background and our widow must have an unfortunate. So for these channels option, Let's choose RGBA Class Alpha. Now click on Format Options button. Here you can see lots of great video codecs. I prefer to use animation codec, which creates a very high-quality videos. And of course, the final video will have a large size as well. And fortunately it supports alpha channel. If you have h point to 64 compressor in this list, please don't use that codec. Unfortunately, H.264 does not feature alpha channel support. Okay? And finally in output to section here you can select the destination folder, type a name, and the format is gluten veto and funnily press the Save button, okay, before pressing the Render button, open the triangle export composition. Let's make sure that our competition has a transparent background. So move the timeline indicator a few frames forward and click on this toggled transparency grid bottom. And yes, as you can see, we have this transparent checkerboard, which means we have an alpha channel in this composition. Okay, let's go back to render queue panel. Everything is ready. And now let's press the Render button. As a quick tip, you can slightly reduce your rendering time by turning on the Caps Lock button. When you press it, the rendering window will be frozen, which helps your videos render a little faster. Okay, great. The rendering process is over. Now let's close some of these panels. Okay, now let's test our video transition. So in triangle render composition, Let's delete this triangle layer. Okay, now let's import the transition video that we have rendered recently. Here it is, select unimportant project window. Now, drag it on top of these two layers. Let's go to frame, for example, 100. Press the left or open bracket key to move this layer two frame 1, 100. Now if I scrub in the timeline, as you can see, aftereffects performance improved because After Effects only plays a video and there is no need to analyze and calculate anything. You can also use that time remapping technique here, use triangle composition as a reference to know where to place your markers and keyframes. So you can simply add keyframes and move them to change the timing of this video transition. To see a RAM preview in frame 301, press the Enter key to move the work area and handle to this frame. I click on this Play button to play a RAM preview. Okay, in fact, our transition starts from frame 100. So let's go to frame 100 and press the V key to move the work area start handled to this frame. Now after fixed place only from frame one hundred two hundred three hundred one. Press the Spacebar key. Okay, great, nice results. Finally, let's organize our project. So select our lifetimes and create a new folder and rename it to triangle. Okay, We have successfully rendered of this transition and now you can use this video transition in other video editing programs. So go ahead and watch the next videos to learn how to create more amazing and awesome video transitions. Thanks, and see you in the next video. 4. After Effects Transition - Stripes: Hey everyone, I hope you're all doing well. In this video, we are going to create a line transition in Adobe After Effects. So without wasting time, let's get started. Okay, first of all, let's create a composition. Click on this New Composition button for name. Let's enter lines. Leave things as they are. Width is 1920 pixels and the height is 1080 pixels and set the duration to 200s and press the OK button. Okay, here's the lines composition in project panel. Okay, now I want to create a lunch shape for our transition. So let's zoom back a bit, change it to 12.5%. I want to create a vertical line. So click on Pen tool, make sure the fill option is none unless change the stroke to linear gradient and change the stroke width 250. Okay, let's create the line. So click here, hold down the Shift key and click at the bottom of the composition window. Okay, here's the lunch. Great. Let's move it a bit using arrow keys. If you want to change the height of the line, simply select the convert vertex tool and hold down the Control key and click on this vertex and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move it up and down. Ok, to change the color of this line, click on the stroke color box for the left color. Let's use Viscoat FF II 4 000. And for the right color, Let's use this code, eight, ie 000, FFF. Okay. Select the lung shape, press Control, Alt and Home buttons to move the anchor point to the center of the landscape. And then press console and home buttons to move the shape to the center of the composition. Okay, Now press the return key or entropy and rename the layer to line 1. Okay, now I want to animate the stroke of this line shape. So select the lung shape and let's find the stroke width property and gradient stroke section. Okay, here it is. Let's go to frame, for example 15 and change the stroke width to 0. Set a keyframe here. Now let's go to frame, for example 45. And this time let's change the stroke width to, for example, 200s. Okay, now, if I scrub in timeline, as you can see, we're changing the assault with now from frame 15 to 45. Let's go 10 frames forwards. I mean, frame 55. I click on this small diamond button to add a new keyframe at the current time frame width value to 100. And now let's go to frame, for example, 85. And let's change it to 0 again. After Effects created a keyframe here automatically. Okay, Let's see what we have so far. Okay, nice results. Okay, select our keyframes and convert them to easy ease. Press F9. Let's switch to graph editor panel to see the curve shapes. Here you can select keyframes and you can change the handles to have different shape for the curves. Or let's go back to term line again. And here, right-click on the keyframe. And let's change keyframe velocity. And in incoming velocity, change the influence value to 70 persons. And for the third keyframe, Let's change the keyframe velocity. And in outgoing velocity, Let's change the influence value to 70 percent. Now if we switch to graph editor panel, you can see new shape for the curves. We have a nice and smooth transition in our keyframes. Okay, great. Okay, now I want to add an effect to the lunch. So click on this Add button to add an effect called repeater. Let's change Repeater options. But first of all, let's move timeline indicator to around frame, for example, 40 or 41. Now change Copies option to 15 and change the offset value to negative 15. Now as you can see, it filled half of the screen. So I think it's better to increase the copies to cover the entire screen. So let's change it to 30. Okay, great. Now let's rotate the line a little bit. So porous the archae to load the rotation property and change it to, for example, negative 20. If you align is small, Let's zoom back a bit. Yes, If this section of the competition is empty, it means the height of your line is a little small. So press the Esc key to load the scale property and uncheck this chain button to be able to escape the y property separately, and now scale it up to fill the entire composition. As you can see, if your line is too small, this section will be empty, so increase it until your competition fields with these shapes. I leave it at 100%. Okay, now activate selection tool. Here. Let's find the start point in gradient stroke section. Okay? If we select a start point and end point, as you can see, we have two circles here in composition window. Let's zoom in to see it clearly. Yes. Let's increase the quality as well. Here we can see these circles, okay, now just click and drag this circle to align it with the line to have a nice transition for the line color. We can move it down even more to change the gradient color distribution and the composition. Maybe somewhere like here, aligned with the line. Okay, and let's change the top circle position as well. To have a nice and smooth color transition. It's better to align the circles with the line. Okay? Let's see what will happen if our circles are not aligned with the line. As you can see, we don't have a nice transition and instead we will have sharp edge for each copied line shape. So it's better to align these circles to the line shape. Okay, now I want to add an offset effect to online ships. Let me show you why I'm going to do that. So let's create a new composition and rename the composition to map. Leave all the settings as they are and hit OK button. Here it is the map composition. I want to add a gradient effect to this composition, so I need to add a solid layer here, activate the timeline panel and from the menu and choose Layer, New Solid, and press the comp size button and change the color to, for example, white. Okay? Okay, now I want to add a gradient ramp to this solid layer, so select it. And in Effects and Presets panel, Let's find Gradient Ramp effect. Yes, here it is. Double-click to apply it to the solid layer. Here in Effect Controls panel. We have two color bucks, a soft color and end color. Click on this sort of ramp position button. It is here now at the top of the composition. I want it to be here at the right bottom of the composition. So click here. And let's change the position of the end of ramp as well. Let's place it here at the left top of the composition window. Okay, Now what to change this white color? I don't want it to be completely white. So let's change it to, for example, something like 909090. Okay? Here we have a ramp scatter effect that it adds noise to the gradient. So let's zoom in a bit to see the effect clearly. Now if I increase it to, for example, 150, you can see a noise effect on this screen. Okay, we have finished this map composition. So let's go back to lines composition. And now from project window, drag the map composition on top of lines shape layer. We don't want to see the ramp in this composition, so let's hide it. Okay, great. Now I want to add an adjustment layer. As you may now, adjustment layers are transparent layers which will apply effects to the bottom layers. So from the menu choose layer, new adjustment layer. Now in Effects and Presets panel, Let's find an effect called time displacement and apply it to adjustment layer. In effect controls panel in time displacement layer select Map option, which is basemap composition here in timeline, and we have hidden it. Okay? Now you can see the result here in composition window. Let's change the max displacement time to, for example, 0.2 and change time resolution to 240. Okay? And let's turn off this storage map to fit option. Okay, great. Now I want to add a new viewer. So activate composition window and from the menu choose View, new viewer. Okay, let's make these viewers a little bigger. For this view, I opened map composition. Unlock the chain button for this view. And again, like this view to math composition, now, this view is connected to this map composition. Let's open lines composition and luck this view two lines composition. Okay? Now open the map composition, rename the solid layer to map gradient. Okay, now if I change the position of this sort of ramp color handle, please watch the effect in the left window. And now if I change the end of RAM position, you can see the results. Okay, Let's move it to the first position again. And maybe it's better to move starts of RAM to here. Okay? And now let's open lines competition again. And if I turn this adjustment layer on and off, you can see the difference. Yes, and awesome effect. Let's rename the adjustment layer to time. We don't need this map viewer, so let's close it. Okay, great. Now deselect all layers. Let's go to frame 0 and press Alt and the sulci on your numpad. Type in for this marker. Let's go to frame 45 and press Alt Starkey and type a stop for the comment box. Full-frame 55 type out. And finally in frame 100, type end as not work area and 100 to frame 100 using the shift key or press the N key while timeline indicator is in frame 100. Right-click here and trim comp to work area. Okay, let's see a RAM preview. Okay, great. Okay, now I want to add an adjustment layer to apply effects to below layers. So let's create another adjustment layer. Rename it to affect. And in Effects and Presets panel, Let's find an effect called color balance, HLS, and apply it to the adjustment layer. Let's go to frame, for example, 25. And here we can change the hue property to change the color. For example, if I change it to 45, we have another color. In fact, a simple way to change the colors for our shapes. Let's go to frame, for example, 45. And now you can change the hue effect to find the best color facts. Okay? If you don't want to apply this effect, simply hide this effect layer or disable this color balance effect here. Okay, Now I want to show you how to use this transition in After Effects. So let's go back to lines composition. We need to create a new composition, rename it to lines, render. Change the duration to, for example, 300 frames. Now drag lines composition inside the lines render composition. Here you can see the stub out and ends markers. Let's move it a few frames forward. Now I want to import a few images. You can import videos as well. Let's create a new folder here. Rename it to food tastes. Now to import files into After Effects, simply double-click here in project window. Let's select our image. But makes sure this important JPEG sequence is disabled. If this option is enabled, then all of your files will be important as one footage. So disable this option and import the files. Okay, while of these images are still selected, simply drag them inside footage folder. By doing this, we have a nice structure for our aftereffects projects. Don't forget to organize your projects with folders and try to give them a proper name to find them easily instead of using column one, column two, and so on. Okay? Nonetheless, drag image one into timeline under the lines composition and drag the image to under the image one layer. Okay, now drag image to, to start from our marker. Or let's start transition from frame 100. So now moved the beginning of the image to under the outer marker again. And I want to cut this image one from our marker. So hold the Alt key and press the close bracket key. Or you can hold the Shift key and drag the right edge of the layer to this frame. Okay, now we need to resize our image. So select the image one. Let's zoom back at bits. As you can see, our image is too large, so let's decrease the image size from the menu choose Layer transform. Here we have three options. Fit to Comp, Fit to Comp with, and Fit to Comp Height. I choose Fit to Comp with option. Now as you can see, our image fits inside the competition area. And let's follow the same process for the second image. If we select Fit to Comp option after flexibility, scale the image in x and y direction to fit it inside the competition area. This action maybe the sorts your image. So I suggest you to use Fit to Comp with or height, but I selected Fit to Comp option to show you the result and it was only for education purposes. Now let's move work areas thought handle to this end marker. And move timeline indicator to end marker and move the work area end handled through this frame by pressing the enter key. Okay, now let's see ram preview for this section. Okay, Great. Okay, now I want to show you how to change the length of this transition with a few keyframes. Select this transition composition. Right-click and choose time, enable time remapping or press Control Alt T. As you can see, after effects added two keyframes to this composition at the beginning and end. Now hold the Shift key and the step timeline indicator to stop marker. And click on this small diamond to add a keyframe here. Hold the Shift key and step 2 out marker, and again, create a new keyframe here. Now we are four keyframes here. Now, we can change the length of the transition by moving these four keyframes. Let me show you how to do it properly. Let's move the end marker a bit and then move the right edge of the competition to the right to have more time to show the transition on the screen. Now, if we increase the space between these 2 first keyframes, we make this transition place slower. For example, let's move these keyframes to the right to have more frames between the first and the second keyframe. And also let's add more space between the third and the fourth key frame as well. Now, our transition will run for a longer time, and this makes the transition to play a slowly. We can decrease the space between the second and the third keyframe as well to pass this section faster. Now we need to move these ads of the footage under the third keyframe, which in fact is the outer marker. Okay, now let's increase the work area length as well. Okay? Now let's play a RAM preview. Okay, great. Now we have a slower transition. Awesome. Okay, Let's undo a few steps to move the keyframes through their original positions. Great. Now let's organize the project structure. So select all items in project window and drag them over the New Folder button and rename the folder two lines. Okay, great, we have finished this transition successfully. I hope you enjoyed watching this video tutorial so far to learn how to create more engaging transitions. Don't miss out other videos, thanks, and see you soon. 5. After Effects Transition - Curtain: Hey everyone, I hope you're doing well. In this video, we're going to create amazing cutting transition in Adobe After Effects. So without wasting time, let's get started. First of all, let's create a composition for the name type, curtain and leave other settings as they are. Width is 1920 pixels, height is 1080 pixels. Other settings are okay, and let's change the duration to, for example, 200 frames. For now. The background color is black and hit, Okay. Our cat and competition is here in project panel. Okay? We need to have a solid layer here in tramline. So activate this panel and let's add a solid layer here. For name, enter BG, I mean background. And let's change the color here, for example, to 2 000 3D. And hit Okay buttons. Let's zoom back a bit. Okay, I load the scale property for this solid layer. Unlock this chain button. And let's increase the scale y property, for example, to 200 percent. Okay, now I want to add a mask to this solid layer. So select the layer and double-click on this rectangle tool to add a rectangle as a mask to this solid layer. Now you can see this mask created for this layer. Click on the composition window to deselect the mask. Now click on one of these vertices to select it. Now, as you can see, other vertices are not selected. Now, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move this vertex to the top, okay, somewhere like here. Okay, make sure this toggle mask and shape path visibility is and to be able to see this mask for our solid layer. Okay, now I want to animate this mask. So let's go to frame, for example, 60. Press the peaky to load the position property. And let's create a keyframe here. Okay, Now let's go to frame 0, and let's change the position value as a quick tip, when I want to drag this value, the numbers change one by one. What if I hold down the Shift key? The numbers change by 10 units. And if I hold down the Control key, the numbers change in decimal, which is great to increase accuracy. So let's hold down the Shift key and move it up until it's outside of the black competition area. A scrub the timeline to see the results. Okay, it enters the screen from frame 0 and stops here in frame 60. Okay, now let's go to frame 100 and create a keyframe here. And now let's go a few frames forward, for example, to frame 130 and hold down the Shift key and lower this mask until it's outside of the black composition area. Okay, great. A scrub the timeline to see the results. Okay, from frame 0 to 60, it interrupts the screen. But in frames 60 to 100, it is constants on the screen. And it leaves the screen from frame 100 to 130. Okay, Great. Now let's make these keyframes as my third. So select all keyframes, right-click and choose Keyframe Assistant, Easy, Ease or press F9. Okay, now want to change velocity for the second third keyframes. So select the second keyframe, right-click and choose keyframe velocity. And for incoming velocity, Let's change the influence value to 80%. And for the third keyframe for outgoing velocity, Let's change the influence value to 80 percent as well. Let's check the curve shape in graph editor. Okay, now we have a nice smooth curve shape here. Let's change the layer color too. For example, blue. Okay, now I want to create other curtain layers. So duplicate a new layer from Vg and rename it to layer one. Let's add a field effect to this layer. So choose Effect, Generate, fill for the color. Let's change it to this code, to E 014, ie. Let's go to frame 60. Let's change this layer. Press the M key to load the mass property, Select a Mask node. Click on this section of the composition window to activate it. Now by using Selection tool, click on this vertex to select it. Let's move these two bottom vertices to make a different shape for this layer. Now, this time the applicant a new layer from layer one. Now we have layer 2. For this layer to let us modify the mask to have a different shape with an opposite angle to the previous layer. And for the color, Let's change it to, for example, 30764. Let's modify the mass shape for this layer one a bit. Let's zoom into, check it. Okay, great. Now duplicate a new layer from layer two. Now we have Layer 3 and 4, the color. Let's enter this code, 51089. Now it's time to modify the mask to have a different shape. Movies bottom vertices to find the best shape. Okay? Now the obligate a new layer from layer 3, a equated layer for, for us. For the color. Let's enter 30869. Let's modify the mask a bit. Tried to create a cross and opposite shape for these layers. Okay. Now the obligate again to create layer five, change the fill color to 66 0 DAC. And again, let's modify the mask a bit. Okay? The applicant again to create layer six, the fill color to 51, Zero be 89. And again, let's modify the mask a bit by moving these vertices. Okay, the applicant to create a layer 7. Let's change the fill color to 7312 b f. And modify the mask again, something like this. Okay? And finally the applicant to Create Layer 8, change the fill color to eight, a 15 E6. Of course, you can choose your favorite colors. And let's modify the last mask shape. Okay, Great. Now let's change the layer color for BG, for example, yellow. Okay, Let's see what we have so far. If I screw up in timeline, you can see that these layers enter the screen. Okay, great. Now I want to add offset between these layers. So select layers from one to eight. Hold down the Alt key and press Page Down key ones. Now we have one frame, offset. Hold down Control key, click on Layer, want to deselect it. And now again press Alt and page down keys to add one frame offset. Follow the same process to add one frame offset to other layers as well. Okay, great. Now so it all layers and press the Uki to load all keyframes. Okay, it seems last keyframe is here in frame 68. Okay, great. Now we have offset between these layers. Let's see a RAM preview. So in-frame 70, press the Enter key to move the work area and handle to this frame. I'm now press the Spacebar key. Okay, great. I think it's a good idea to change the shape of this layer a bit, which is layer two, I think, yes, we can move these vertices a bates. Yes, something like this. Okay, now I want to add an adjustment layer to cut these cuts in layers. So from the menu choose layer, new adjustment layer. Let's rename it to cut. And let's change the scale while to 200s. Now, in effects and presets panel, I'm going to find an effect called Set Matte. I mean a vase effect. Now let's copy mask from Layer 7 into memory. So select Layer 7, press the M key to load the mass property from the menu choose edit, copy. Now select Copy layer and from the menu choose Edit, Paste. In effect controls panel for take Matt from layer, choose this cuts option. And for this, use Format choose Alpha channel and enable this inverted matte option. Now if I enable this Toggle Transparency Grid button, you can see that the top section of the composition is transparents. Now, in fact, this adjustment layer calls all the underlying layers. Okay? Now I want to animate this cut layer as well. So let's go to frame, for example, the 100. Press the P key to load the position property. Let's decrease position y to move it up. For example, 100, create a keyframe at this position. And let's scrub the timeline to find the best frame for these cuts layer. Maybe frame 130 is a good frame. It seems. Okay. Now convert keyframes to easy ease. And for the first keyframe, change outgoing velocity influence to, for example, it's 70%. Now, if I scrub in timeline, you can see the results. Let's cut this layer in frame 100 using ALT and open bracket key. Let's add an offset to this cuts layer. For example, movie to frame 110. Let's change second keyframe to 135. And let's check it again. It's better to move the second keyframe to find the best position for it. Okay, I think it's better now. Let's move the work area end bar handle to contain only 135 frames of this animation. Okay, Now let's see air ram preview. Okay, Great. 12 more professional look for this transition. We can add shadow to layers. So go to frame around 17 to see all cut in layers. Let's create a null object to control shadow effect and rename it to control. Now, I want to add a shadow effect to one of these layers. For example, layer 8. Find the drop shadow effect in Effects and Presets panel and apply it to the carts layer. Let's pick a dark color for this layer. Yes. Increase the distance to, for example, 50, changed softness value to maybe 150. Now I want to add some counselors to this null object to console. Shadow effects. Change this slider to shadow opacity. Let's add a color control as well. Rename it to shadow color. Let's pick shadow color from this dark layer. And now lock this effect controls panel to hold it open. Now let's create another slider. Soleus duplicates shadow opacity and rename it to shadow softness. Okay, Select Layer 8, press the Iike to load all effects applied to it. Here we have a shadow effect. I want to connect this shadow color to the shadow color controller. So hold down the Alt key and click on this stopwatch. Now, like this, pick whip icon over the shadow color controller. Now let's connect this opacity as well. So I'll click and drag the pick whip icon over the shadow opacity slider. Here we have two other properties, the stance and softness. We can add another slider to control the stands property. So let's duplicate shadows softness and rename it to shadow distance. Move it up. And let's connect distance to shadow distance slider. And finally connect softness to shadows softness. Okay, Let's change opacity to 50, increase the distance to 50, and increase the softness to 150. If I change the softness to 0, as you can see, our shadow is cut here. To solve this problem, we need to change the scale value of these layers. So select our layers, press the Esc key to load the scale property and change the scale x for all layers, for example, to 105. Okay? Now select the layer 8. Press the E key to load all effects applied to this layer, which is in this case is Drop Shadow. Select this effect and from the menu choose edit copy. Now select all other layers and from the menu choose Edit, Paste. Now as you can see, we have shadow effect applied to all layers. Now if I change the softness value to 150, as you can see, we have a soft shadow for our layers. Let's hide this console layer. Okay, great. Let's see a ramp review. Okay, it's not a bad idea to move the second frame of cut layer to a few frames forward, for example, 135. And now press the Enter key to move the work area end handled to this frame. Okay, Awesome. Okay, now it's time to add markers. So let's go to frame 0. Make sure our layers are the selected. Press the Alt and SRP on your numpad and type in here. Okay, now let's see where we have keyframes. So select all layers and press the Yuki. Yes, the last keyframe of the first section of the animation is here in frame 68. So we can add a marker here around frame 70. These elect our layers and press the Alt and Starkey and type a stop. And the first key frame of this exit section is here in frame 100, which I think there is too much space between the second and the third key frames so we can move them a bit. And that third key frame starts from 85. So select all these keyframes and move them to frame 85. And let's move the cuts layer two frame, for example, 95 or 96. So the first keyframe of out section is here in frame 85, press Alt and the sulci, and type out. And the last keyframe is here in frame 123. Let's add a marker in frame 125 and type, and now press the N key and right-click and trim the composition. Okay, great. Let's scrub in timeline. And yes, this is our transition. Okay, now I want to add an adjustment layer to apply a color balance effect. Rename it to Effects. And let's find color balance, HLS effect in Effects and Presets panel. Double-click on it to add it to the effects layer. Let's change the hue parameter to find a nice color. For example, 45. Nice color effects, okay? But if you don't want to use this color effect, you can simply disable it. Okay, great. Now I want to use this transition between two footage. So let's create a new composition. Rename it to Catherine, render live all settings as they are. And let's change the duration to, for example, 300 frames. Okay? Now drag the curtain composition inside it. Now, as you can see, we have all markers here. Let's move it a few frames forward, and now it's time to add image. But before that, let's create a folder to organize the project window, rename the folder to footage. Double-click on project window. Select two image, for example, this one. And this one is okay. Make sure this important JPEG sequence is off. Press the Import button and drag these two files inside the footage folder. Now drag these two images inside the timeline. Move the top image to the right. I want this image starts after the outs marker. And for the bottom image selected and press Alt and close bracket key to cut the image at this frame. Let's check this transition. Scrub the timeline to see the results. Okay, great. We can change the image size. So for the first image, Let's select Fit to Comp. And also for the second image, Let's select Fit to Comp with. Okay, now let's see a ramp review for frame 0 to 200. So press the N key here in frame 200. Okay, nice results. Awesome. Now let's organize project window, select all folders and compositions, drag them over this, create a new folder button and rename the folder to Curtin, Okay, As you know, we can add time remapping effect to console transition speed and length. So select curtain transition composition, right-click and choose time, enable time remapping. Okay, add a keyframe at a stop marker position, and also add another keyframe here at out marker position. And by moving these keyframes, as I told you before in previous videos, you can change the speed and length of your transition if you didn't watch previous videos, I highly recommend you to watch them now, Okay, as you can see, our transition interest the screen sooner, stays on the screen longer, and finally leaves the screen faster than normal transmission speeds. And if you remember, I told you before how to create and use these time remapping effect. Okay, great, We are finished this cartoon transition successfully. I hope you enjoyed watching this video tutorial. Thanks, and see you in the next video. 6. After Effects Transition - Circles: Hey everyone, I hope you're doing well. In this video, we're going to create an amazing circle transition in Adobe After Effects. So without wasting time, let's get started. Click on this New Composition button. For name, enter circles. Width is 1920 pixels, height is 1080 pixels, pixel aspect ratio is square pixels. Frame rate is 30 frames per seconds, resolution is quarter, duration is 300 frames, and the background color is black. Okay, now here we have the circle composition in project window. Okay, now I want to create some circle shapes. So activate this timeline panel and let's add a solid layer from the menu choose Layer, New Solid, rename it to BG circle. Now in Effects and Presets panel, Let's find circular effect. Okay? And drag it over the BG circular layer. Okay, for the color property, let's change it to 2, 0, 1, 5, 0. And for the edge, select thickness, Let's increase the thickness value to, for example, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0 to 100. Okay? Now I want to animate this circle shape. So let's go to frame 0. Now, I need to increase the radius value. Let's increase it all down the Shift key. And finally, let's enter, for example, 2000s. So the keyframe for radius in frame 0. Now let's go to frame for example 55 and the crystal radius value using the Shift T. And let's set it to, for example, 600s. Okay, let's see the results. Okay, select both keyframes and convert them to easy ease to make a smooth animation. And if you switch to graph editor, as you can see, we have a nice curve shape for current keyframe velocity. Here we have two methods for Graph Editor, Edit Speed Graph and edit value graph. If I switch to value graph, we have something like this. Now we can drag handle of the second keyframe. And if I switch back to Speed Graph, you can see the result here as well. Also, we can use numbers instead of changing curves. So switch back to turbulent mode, right-click on the second keyframe and choose keyframe velocity. And here in incoming velocity for influence, let's enter 70%. Now we have a nice smooth curve transition in Graph Editor window. Okay, now I want to add another circle shape. So click on this tool and choose ellipse tool. Now click on the composition window, hold down the Shift key, and then hold down the Control key to create a perfect circle shape based on the point you have clicked. Okay, Great. Makes sure this fill option is none. And for the stroke, we can choose solid type. For a stroke color, Let's type this color code, E, 36 BAFF. And for the stroke width, let's enter 100. And let's change the size of this circle shape. So in ellipse one, ellipse path one here we can change the size. For example, let's enter 1080. Let's rename this shape layer to circle one. When I select it, as you can see, it's anchor point is not at the center of the circle shape. So while it's still selected, press the console Alt and Home buttons to move the anchor point to the center of the shape. And now press Control and Home buttons to move the shape to the center of the composition. Okay, let's fit the composition and switch to selection tool. Okay, now I want to animate the second circle shapes. So select the layer and press the Esc key to load the scale property. Let's go to frame, for example, five and change the scale value to 300 to be outside of the composition window. Create a keyframe here. Now let's go to frame, for example, 80 and decrease the scale value to 70. Okay, great. Now I want to animate the stroke of this circle. So open Contents Ellipse 1, a stroke one. Now I want to animate this stroke width property. Let's go to frame 20 and add a keyframe here. And change its value to 200. Again, Let's go to frame 80 and change the stroke width value to 100. Let's see what we have so far. Okay, great. Let's select the layer and press the UK to load all keyframes. Select all keyframes and convert them to easy ease. Now I want to create our keyframes. So let's go to frame, for example, 100, sell it buf, second keyframes. And from the menu choose Edit, Copy. And in frame 100, paste those keyframes. Let's check graph a little for a second. Okay, We have a nice curve shape for our keyframes. Switch back to Timeline mode again. Now for the second scale keyframe, Let's change the velocity and for influence incoming velocity, enter 70%. And also for a stroke width, Let's change keyframe velocity and for the incoming velocities that influenced to 70 percent. Let's check the graph editor for a stroke width. And also let's see a scale curve in graph editor. Okay, great. Now I want to add another level of animation to this circle. So click on this Add button and select trim path. Okay, now let's animate this trim path, and let's go to frame, for example 110. And create a keyframe here for a start. And let's go to frame 140 and increase the source value to 100's. Now in this section, line cap, Let's change it to round cap. Look at this beginning and end of the circle line. When I choose round cap, we have a round shape for both of them. Okay, now let's convert these keyframes to easy ease. And for the second keyframe, Let's change keyframe velocity and set incoming velocity influence to 70%. And this is the curve shape of this animation. Okay, great. Let's scrub the timeline to see the results. Okay, Awesome. Now I want to add another circle shape to this composition. So use the Ellipse tool to create another circle shape, hold down shift and console keys to create a perfect circle based on the point you click. Make sure this field option is none and change the stroke color to, for example, six B, D, F. And a third width should be on 150. Let's rename the layer to circle two. And let's change the size of this circle. But before that, let's press Ctrl, Alt and Home buttons to move the anchor point to the center of the circle shape. And then press console and home buttons to move the circle to the center of the composition. And now let's increase the size to, for example, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0. Now I want to animate this circle. So press the Esc key to load the scale property. Let's go to frame, for example, to change the scale value to 300 percent and set a keyframe here. Now go to frame 80. And now let's change the scale value to 100. We will convert these keyframes to easy ease later. So don't worry. Okay, now I want to animate the output section of this transition. So select the BG layer. And let's go to frame 100. I want to create a new keyframe here with this current value 600. So click on this small diamond button. And let's increase the radius value two, for example, 2 thousand. Okay, for the third keyframe, Let's change the outgoing velocity influenced to 70 percent. Now let's check the curve in Graph Editor. Okay, great. Now let's animate circle one. Load a scale keyframes by pressing the S key. In frame 100 on a scale value is 70. Let's go to frame 150 and decrease it to 0. Ok, select the third keyframe. Let's check the curve shape in Graph Editor. This is the current shape of the curves. Let's change the velocity for the third keyframe and change the influence of the outgoing velocity to 70 percent. Check it again in Graph Editor, nice and smooth curve shape. Okay, Let's see what we have so far. Okay, great. Now I want to animate this throat with a circle, one shape. So press the Yuki. Okay, in frame 100 we have a keyframe here. So let's go to frame, for example, 140 and increase it to 300. As you can see, a stroke size is getting bigger from frame 102140. Okay, let's change the third Keyframe Velocity. Check it in graph editor. Yes, it must be changed. We can move the handle to around 70 percent, or we can enter an accurate value in Keyframe Velocity window. So for the outgoing velocity enter 70% for influence. Okay, great. Now I want to animate circle to shape. So press the UK. Let's go to frame 100. Set a keyframe for the scale property here. And in frame 150 increase the scale value to, for example, 300. Okay, now let's convert all these keyframes to easy ease. We need to change the velocity for this second, third keyframes. So let's switch to Graph Editor window. Select lift handle of the second keyframe and drag it until we get to a number around 70. And for the third keyframe, drag the right handle until we get to a number around 70. Now, we have a nice and smooth transition in this curve. Let's see what we have so far, some of the work area and handled to frame 150 and play a RAM preview. Okay, Awesome. Now I want to offset some of these keyframes. So select all layers and press the UK. I think it's better to move the third and the fourth keyframes of the BG circle to the right. I wanted to play a little later. So let's move them to frame, for example, 110. Okay, For second one, I think it's better to move the first keyframe of the start to the left to play it a little earlier. So movie to frame 100. And also move the second slot keyframe to 125 to finish it a little earlier. Yes. Unless move the last keyframe of the BG circle to frame 150. Let's check it. Okay. Now I want to change the scale keyframes. So let's move the last key frame to frame 142, make it thinner, faster. Okay, Great. And also let's move the assault with a last key frame to frame, for example, 125. In fact, I wanted to get bigger, faster. Okay, great. Maybe it's not a bad idea to animate the offset property for this circle one. So let's find offsets. Yes, here it is. In frame 100, set a keyframe for offset property. And in frame around 125 or 126, we can change it to 90 degrees. Or maybe even more. Maybe 180 is a better value. Yes, great. Now convert both keyframes to easy ease. And for the first keyframe, change the influence for outgoing velocity to 70 percent. Okay, now let's see a RAM preview. Great. Okay, now I want to add markers. So de-select our layers. Let's go to frame 0, press Alt, and the star keys on your numpad and type in here. Let's find the second keyframes. Yes, they are unframed AT. So deselect our layers and add a start marker here. And exit frame is 100. So Alt and the Starkey and type out. And the last keyframe is 150. So let's add an end marker here. And finally, trim this comp now. Okay, great. Now I want to add an adjustment layer, so rename it to Effects. And let's apply a color balance HLS effect to this layer. Now let's go to a few frames forward. And by changing the hue parameter, we can change the color immediately. Okay, great. Let's disable this effect for now. Okay, now I want to use this transition V2 footage. So in project panel, let's create another composition. Rename it to circles render. Leave all the settings as they are. Okay, now drag circles composition inside circles render composition. Let's move it a few frames forward. You can see this competition with our markers. Okay, now we can add time remapping effect. So right-click and choose time, enable time remapping effect. And let's add two keyframes at a stop and outs markers. Now you can change the speed of this transition by moving these keyframes. As you can see, this transition appears between frames 75 to 155. But we can move the second key frame to the left to make it to play faster. Now as you can see, it's too fast. And you can do this for the exit section as well. Okay, great. Let's undo these changes. Double-click on project window. Let's select two image, for example, this one and maybe this one. Yes. Drag them over there, make a new folder button, rename it to fortes. Now drag these two images into timeline. Move top image on the outs marker and cut the bottom layer in outsmart occur by pressing the Alt and close bracket keys. This bottom image is too big. Yes. Use fear to come with option to fit it inside the composition window. And also for the top one, Let's fit it as well. Okay, let's check it. Great. Now we can add another level of animation. For example, let's animate the scale property for these two full days. Let's set a keyframe at marker. And let's go to the time of the end marker and set a keyframe at current scale value. And Wendy, go forward, I think it's better to make this image smaller. So let's change the scale value to 25. Here. It's not a bad idea to start this scale with a few frames offset. For example, let's move the first keyframe to 85. Now select both keyframes and convert them to easy ease. And for the first one, changed the influence of the outgoing velocity to 70 percent. Let's move the second key frame to frame 150. Let's check it again. Or even sooner, maybe 125. Yes, great. Now for the top image load the scale property. Set a keyframe at outs marker. And at the end marker add a keyframe as well. And for the first keyframe, Let's enter 100%. Now select both keyframes and convert them to easy ease. And this time I want to change the influence incoming velocity for the last keyframe. So in Graph Editor, move this 100 to the left, around 70, or you can enter an accurate number in Keyframe Velocity window for influence of incoming velocity after 70 persons. Let's scrub the timeline to see the results. Maybe it's better to reverse the animation. So let's change the first keyframe to 25. Okay, nice result. So let's see a RAM preview. Press the Enter key here, and press the B key here to move the work area start handed to this frame before the end marker. Okay, great. We have successfully finished this transition as well. Now let's organize the project window. Select all items and drag them over there, make a new folder button, and rename it to circles. Okay, I hope you enjoyed watching this video tutorial if you'd like to learn how to create more professional transitions, I highly recommend you to visit our portfolio here on Skillshare. And I'm sure you will learn super professional techniques to create complex transitions. Okay, Thank you so much and see you soon.