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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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

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."

What are the requirements?

  • After effects CC but CS5 and above should work well

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is a beginners course but intermediates could find this useful as well

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and Downloads

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

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

Section 2: Tutorial 1 : Creating a great Superman effect in Adobe After Effects

Introduction to the Superman Flight effect


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


Final corrections and exports.

"Well done for creating your very own Superman effect"

Section 3: Tutorial 2: One giant leap!!

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


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!!!


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.


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


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


Using the pen tool to cut out a mask.


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


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


Lets now bring the whole shot together.

Finishing off
5 questions

Have a little fun with a quiz!

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Instructor Biography

David Newton, 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.

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