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The Custom Effects Workshop

Learn how to create amazing Custom Effects presets in After Effects. These are also sometimes called Pseudo Effects.
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Created by Mikey Borup
Last updated 3/2015
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This course is for anybody who would like to create and even publish or sell their own presets and templates. The Custom Effects Workshop will teach you how to make amazing pseudo effects that act and work much like a native plugin.

Included in this course is 3 hours of great learning. 20 videos, all of the project files and 4 After Effects presets.

The course is structured in 5 logical sections stepping your though the process of creating complex presets for After Effects.

Not only will you learn some amazing after effects skills with preset and expressions, but you can even turn this knowledge into a side business and make a little money.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is not a basic after effects course or an animation course, its for geeks that love the geeky side of motion graphics.
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What Will I Learn?
Create their own Custom Effects presets for After Effects.
Greater understanding or presets and expressions
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  • You need CS6 and above
  • Already know basic after effects
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 02:32:28
Introduction: Preset vs Script vs Plugin
1 Lecture 04:42
Single Layer Thinking
7 Lectures 24:58
CC Composite

Transform Effect

Layer Styles and Text Effects

Shape layers

Puppet tool tricks

Single layer thinking, Example video
Expressions and Controls
6 Lectures 38:36

Pseudo Effects controllers

Here is the link to the batch frame tool.

Batch Frame tool

Here is the link to find this tool.

Slim Expressions Tool

Expressions 1

Expressions 2
3 Lectures 07:32
Saving for wide compatibility

Expression universalizer

Installations scripts
Build it - Examples
3 Lectures 01:16:40
Build it - Vignette

Build it - Long Shadows

Build it - Vector Button
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
168 Reviews
2,262 Students
3 Courses
Adobe After Effects Certified Expert

Mikey is an After Effects and Video Production professional, motion graphics artist and all around great guy. Currently he is the creative director for Go Fast Web, a marketing and video company in a small town, but with big reach, Working with clients all over the globe. Mikey is also a founder of cinemaspice, a new site that has resources for video editors and after effects users.

Bragging rights include: After Effects Certified Expert, Emmy award winner, former university teacher (After Effects of course) and happily married with 6 kids.

In addition, Mikey runs the largest After Effects community on Google+ and has a successful YouTube channel dedicated to After Effects tutorials. Mikey is also a contributor to Tuts+ and PremiumBeat

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