Create a Super Hero Special Effect in Adobe After Effects
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Create a Super Hero Special Effect in Adobe After Effects

Create amazing effects in this Adobe After Effects Course, learn at a steady pace and get results...
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Created by David Newton
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create great special effects
  • Know how to use motion blur
  • Know how to cut clips up and use the rotoscoping tool
  • Understand problem solving and compositing to After Effects
  • Be able to apply this effect to numerous other projects
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  • After effects CC but CS5 and above should work well

Everybody would love to have Super powers right??? well now its possible using Adobe After Effects I will give you the knowledge to create a Superman Jump and an Epic Jump shot in After Effects!

This course covers TWO Tutorials ONE on a Superman type leap and flight, and TWO on creating an impossible jump.

Come and join me on this epic Superman effects course, learn a pletherer of techniques along the way!

Some of the things we will learn

  1. Import and export in After effects
  2. Splitting clips from a single piece of footage
  3. Using the Rotobrush and pen tool
  4. Time remapping
  5. Colour correction for a Cinematic look
  6. pre comping

and so much more...

Whos it for?

This course has been designed for Beginners to Intermediates and builds on my Essentials course.

Final thoughts!

"This course has been designed for you to have fun experiment and try new processes as you work your way through to an end goal, enjoy my friends of the world."

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is a beginners course but intermediates could find this useful as well
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Introduction and Downloads
1 Lecture 03:33

Remember to dowload the course files before starting the projects :)

And have fun any questions message me straight away and I will help!!!

Preview 03:33
Tutorial 1 : Creating a great Superman effect in Adobe After Effects
11 Lectures 01:11:55

Introduction to the Superman Flight effect

Preview 01:37

Lets Import our footage into After Effects and get it ready.

Preview 04:40

As this clip is one peice of footage we need to split it up into usable sections to manipulate.

Preview 06:18

Now we will finalise of clips and set up a freeze frame.

Finalising the clip and freezing the frame

Lets use a technique called rotoscoping to allow us to mask on live footage easily.

Single frame Rotoscoping

As we are concentrating on our flight clip lets finish setting this up.

Setting up our flight frames

After reviewing what we have so far we will do some little tweaks to further improve the look.

Tweaking our footage

A slight bit of frame remapping is to be done to speed the initial take off to match the speed of the flight, we will alos add motion blur to give a bit of extra varvoom!

Time remap and motion blur

Lets now look at adding a bit of a pulse effect to the clip.

Shockwave effect

Using the shockwave pulse we will create a displacement effect on our live plate.

Creating displacement with an image

Final corrections and exports.

"Well done for creating your very own Superman effect"

Final output
Tutorial 2: One giant leap!!
11 Lectures 01:48:32

We all love to see giant jumps!!! lets create an epic jump, this is the introduction video to this Tutorial.

The Giant Jump Introduction

As the first footage this is one clip sequence so we need to snip it up into usable sections.

If you are shooting your own video make your life easier by shooting seperate clips!!!

Snipping our footage

Ok building on our static frame in the last video we will now roto some moving footage to sperate me from the sea in the shot.

The Rotobrush

Using the rotobrush settings we can tweak it, to get it just right.

Rotobrush Settings

OK so we have encountered problem due to the split layers we did earlier lets now fix it.

Problem Solving

Using the pen tool to cut out a mask.

Using the pen mask tool and freeze frame

As the timing could be better I have recut out our flight scene.

Re cutting out the frame

Its always good to have a little clean up on the composite as we go. We will also tackle the landing scene.

Cleaning up and setting up our landing

Lets now bring the whole shot together.

Bringing it all together

Finishing off

Have a little fun with a quiz!

The big quiz quiz
5 questions

For those who have finished the course a massive "Well done!" for those still completing the course "Keep it up!" I just want to say thank you for choosing me and my course, it is really appreciated and means that I can produce more great courses for you in the future!

Stay up to date with the latest courses and development as well as offers from us by visiting me at my website.

Feel free contacting me for a particular course to be created I welcome student feedback and that way I know what you want!

I hope you had fun learning with this course and hope to see you at my other courses, please give me a review if you loved the course, if you did not like it also let me know, I take students opinions very seriously!

"Did you know Monster-Training is a sister brand of UK Online Training Centre, Monster is being phased out so all new courses will be hosted under UK Online Training, so if you want the same experience as Monster pop over to UKOTC, please note I have put all Courses on the UKOTC site so you have one place to get the latest news and offers!"

All the Best David

About the Instructor
David Newton
3.8 Average rating
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7,545 Students
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Teacher, Website and 3D Creative Artist

I have worked professionally in many creative sectors for the last 20+ years, being a creative veteran I have taught to advanced level Design, Art, Sculpture, 3D Modelling/Animations/Rendering and Website design.

I have worked for small companies giving me the rare opportunity not to be pigeon holed, it has also meant I have had to keep up with all the latest techniques and technologies.

I currently run a company specialising in multi-disciplined creative design, from 3D animations to CMS websites, Banners, Adverts, Logos and a whole host of other work.

I try to keep quite active on social media and release FREE Videos and discount on both my website and You Tube channel, check me out!