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How to turn an avatar into a header in After Effects after effects Feb 13, 2019

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In this tutorial I show you how to turn an avatar into a header in After Effects.

In After Effects there are always a million different ways of doing things. That’s what makes it so...

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How to parent icons in After Effects adobe ae after effects after effects tutorial animate animation design gesture interaction issara willenskomer motion parent icons prototype timing ui ui animation usability user experience ux ux in motion Feb 06, 2019

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I seriously couldn’t think of a better title for this tutorial, but trust me it’s got some seriously good tips.

Basically the idea is that I wanted to share how I would set up a simple parented...

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How to Animate a 3D Card Flip in After Effects 3d card Jan 04, 2019

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I wanted to show you the fastest and best way to build a 3d card flip in AE.

Long story short I was using my medical app that connects me to my doctor and noticed that they violate one of the cardinal rules of UI...

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How to animate an icon in After Effects after effects Dec 10, 2018

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Learn how to make an icon animation in Adobe After Effects

Show-off your icon animation on your phone...

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How to animate a form in After Effects after effects Dec 10, 2018

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In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to animate a form in After Effects.

I was working on a project a few weeks back and wanted to share with you how I would animate the cool growing line form...

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Motion design in digital products: a white paper motion design Nov 02, 2018

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In this article, I spell out the value of motion in digital products. I explain and dispute four myths held by designers, engineers, and stakeholders. Then I examine six challenges when it comes to delivering motion. I list the three ways that motion supports...

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How to animate a sticky nav in After Effects after effects Oct 27, 2018

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In this video I show you how to create a sticky nav in After Effects. 

Sticky navs are weird, especially to mock up with motion in After Effects.

I actually didn’t fully appreciate how tricky they are until I was helping my...

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How to create a motion path in After Effects after effects Oct 27, 2018

In this video I show you how to create a motion path in After Effects. 

Typically in UX, you aren’t dealing with a lot of motion paths unless you’re creating motion for material design projects, radial progress bars, or something game related.

The easiest way by far is to just...

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How to create a finger tap gesture in After Effects after effects Oct 27, 2018

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In this video, I'm going to show you how to create a finger tap gesture in After Effects. 

Ok, let’s talk about the art of the finger tap gesture in After Effects.

First of all, as you know, there are multiple...

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How to export your Adobe XD file to After Effects after effects Oct 27, 2018

In this video I show you how to use the amazing Adobe XD feature 'Export to After Effects'. Long story short, it’s pure awesomeness.

If you use XD, you are stoked. The XD team just added an ‘export to After Effects’ feature that they announced at Adobe Max.

I’m usually...

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How to make a GIF in After Effects after effects Oct 27, 2018

In this video, I'm going to show you how to make a GIF in After Effects. 
 
If you’ve been living in a cave for the last 10 years, you may have missed how GIF files have been crushing it for a while. GIFs are super awesome for a variety of strategic tasks, including...
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Free frames to milliseconds converter for After Effects after effects Aug 13, 2018

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Hey, I wanted to share my super nifty and awesome ‘frames to milliseconds’ converter widget that I made for After Effects.

Why did I create this?

When delivering UX projects that you make in After Effects, you...

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How to use Sketch2AE to save a project to After Effects after effects Sep 01, 2017

How to use Sketch2AE to save a project to After Effects

Download Google’s plugin Sketch2AE for free here: https://google.github.io/sketch2ae/
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In this tutorial, I show you step by step how to use Google’s Sketch2AE plugin to save your project.

Ok so this...

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How to install Sketch2AE for Sketch and After Effects after effects Sep 01, 2017

How to install Sketch2AE for Sketch and After Effects

Download Google’s plugin Sketch2AE for free here: https://google.github.io/sketch2ae/
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In this tutorial, I show you step by step how to install Google’s Sketch2AE plugin both for Sketch and...

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How to animate your UI using simple expressions in After Effects after effects Sep 03, 2015

If you want to be a baddass in After Effects, there is no better way than to get started using simple expressions. Expressions are little pieces of code you can apply to a layer property like it’s position, rotation, scale, etc. If you can’t code, no worries, you can just select the...

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UI Animation After Effects Tutorial: Color Correction Slider after effects Aug 13, 2015

Ok, I admit, it isn’t often your project has a color correction slider. And it’s probably even less often that you’d be online searching for for how to animate one, but just in case the perfect storm has transpired, I’m answering that question today.

The beauty of these...

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Google Authentic Motion Animation – Radial Reaction motion animation radial reaction Aug 06, 2015

I’ve been spending a bit of time getting into the mechanics of Authentic Motion and wanted to share this technique. Essentially, this is two separate animations, one for the ‘hamburger’ icon transforming into a back arrow and the other is where the content cards...

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Google Material Design – Point of Origin material design Jul 30, 2015

With the publishing of Google Material Design, a whole world of animation possibility has opened up. In this quick tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up and animate a ‘point of origin’ effect, which is insanely useful. You can find this discussion and animation...

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