Archive for February, 2011

Free After Effects CS5 Tutorials from

Ian Robinson

Recently, the venerable tutorial site,, released several free tutorials for creating motion graphics with After Effects CS5. Presented by Ian Robinson, these high quality tutorials should help you learn about such subjects including workflow, using animators with type, and creating storyboards. In this blog, I’ve embedded the videos and provided some related links below each one.

Welcome Video

Workflow for creating motion graphics
Help: Planning your work

Converting type from Photoshop
Help: Convert text from Photoshop to editable text

Using Animators with Type
Help: Examples and resources for text animation
Help: Text animation presets

Creating storyboards in After Effects
Adobe TV: Making Storyboards

Applying the final effects
Help: Keyframe Interpolation
Help: Add randomness to a property with the Wiggler

Thanks to Ian and for creating the tutorials. Don’t forget to check ’em out. Here is a link to all the tutorials and the courseware: After Effects CS5: Creating Motion Graphics. Enjoy!