Adobe After Effects has a lot of awesome image effects and tools from creative effects to special effects. It is often hard to remember how the heck each one look like or does; some effects are easy to figure out but other you have to tried them out to see if it is the image effects fit your project design brand and style.
The purpose of this tutorial is to effectively preview the After Effects image effects included in the animation presets folder (Screenshot on the right). It should give you overall idea of how each effects look like and improve your motion graphic workflow. Also I used the default image effects preview they obviously can be tweaked to get a better result for your need.
If you are new to After Effects keep reading, if you are advanced feel free to jump straight to the After Effects image effects gallery links below
What are image effects used for in After Effects ?
Image effects are use for many things is After Effects, here a few bullet point to give you an overall idea of what you can when you apply image effects.
- Add motion to your still images to give them some life
- Remove specific area of the your image
- Remove specific color commonly call keying image
- Colorize images
- Distort images to give another shape
- Improve the light of your images
- Add mood to your image
Image Distortion Effects
Also if you are looking to modify and distort your actual images shape I recommend checking the After Effects distort effects preview gallery here.
Image Effects Templates
Now that you have looked at some of the After effects image effects, you might still look for something more creative and unique, a good alternative is to look at some of After Effects templates and After Effects Scripts that are on the web I have made a selection below feel free to check them out.
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