Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Create a cool animated photo montage in After Effects

This 14 step online tutorial from Layers Magazine teaches you how to create a really cool animated photo montage. It's structured in a way that easily enables you to switch out the photos in the animation for new ones as well. Your final result will be a short animated Quicktime movie. Check it out!

How to create an Animated Photo Montage

In After Effects, double-click in the Project panel to bring up the Import File dialog, then locate and import the images you wish to use. For our project, I’m importing three folders of photos of yours truly training in the Italian Alps before a big race in Spain and one paper-texture image I downloaded from iStockphoto to use as a background. Note: Though not imperative, ensuring your snapshot images are all the same pixel size will make this project a breeze to complete at the end.

Continue on to the Layers Magazine tutorial

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