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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Instructed by Mikey Borup Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • You need CS6 and above
  • Already know basic after effects

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create their own Custom Effects presets for After Effects.
  • Greater understanding or presets and expressions

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.

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: Preset vs Script vs Plugin
Section 2: Single Layer Thinking
CC Composite
Transform Effect
The AE Sandwich technique
Layer Styles and Text Effects
Shape layers
Puppet tool tricks
Single layer thinking, Example video
Section 3: Expressions and Controls
Expression Controllers
Pseudo Effects controllers

Here is the link to the batch frame tool.


Here is the link to find this tool.

Expressions 1
Expressions 2
Section 4: Compatibility
Saving for wide compatibility
Expression universalizer
Installations scripts
Section 5: Build it - Examples
Build it - Vignette
Build it - Long Shadows
Build it - Vector Button

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Instructor Biography

Mikey Borup, 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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