Create dazzling motion graphics.

Animate characters and backgrounds, generate visual effects, and go from 2D animation to 3D modeling with Maxon Cinema 4D Lite. With Adobe After Effects compositing and animation software, there’s nothing you can’t create.

A motion graphic of a hot air balloon floating in the clouds by a mountain range

Make moving words and images.

Animate titles, logos, and backgrounds on Mac or PC with After Effects industry-standard motion graphics software. Customize high-quality motion design templates or create your own to use over and over again in your projects.

Animate a logo from Adobe Illustrator by creating compositions

Animate logos using compositions.

Create compositions by importing files from Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, or other Adobe apps. You can position, scale, and rotate layers to record multiple keyframes and create animation. 

Move an object through a scene using keyframes

Bring objects and backgrounds to life.

Move an object through a scene by recording keyframes. Fine-tune animation paths by placing and adjusting anchor points. For background effects, you can generate anything from looping graphic shapes to flowing organic patterns.

Create custom transitions for video in Adobe After Effects

Build custom transitions.

Go beyond wipes and fades. With After Effects, you can make dynamic transitions by animating shapes and colors. Create animated masks that add sparkle to your scene changes.

Build and link complex animations

Use expressions to create motion graphics.

Build and link complex animations without having to use tens — or hundreds — of keyframes. Add flickering and wiggling effects to make your words and objects move.

Make After Effects part of your editing and animation process.

Fine-tune your videos without going back and forth between apps by bringing work from other Adobe apps into After Effects. 

Move motion graphics seamlessly from Adobe After Effects to Premiere Pro

Add motion graphics to a video.

Create After Effects motion graphics templates to use in video editing. After you share your templates via Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries, you can customize them in Premiere Pro.

Animate 2D images from Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator in After Effects

Bring 2D characters to life.

Create characters in Photoshop or Illustrator. Then animate them in real time in Character Animator and add them to After Effects to create a composited scene.

Cultivate motion graphics mastery.

Take your motion graphics skills to the next level with these helpful step-by-step guides to animating.

Animate line patterns or vector illustrations

Animate line patterns.

Learn how to grow complex line patterns organically. You can experiment with a sample line pattern composition or use your own multiline vector illustration from Adobe Illustrator.

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Move 2D layers in 3D space

Position 2D layers in 3D space.

Explore the 3D software capabilities in After Effects. Learn how to enable 3D elements on any layer and how to manipulate that layer in 3D space.

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Learn to create and animate brushstrokes in a motion graphic

Paint with animation.

Find out how to create and edit animated brushstrokes. Use the Brush tool in the Paint workspace and then adjust the timing of the stroke by repositioning keyframes. 

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Add realistic special effects and VFX to motion graphics

Add realistic special effects.

Learn motion graphics and video compositing techniques by animating a VFX flying saucer. Create a handheld camera effect and add motion blur for added realism.

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