Creative Resource

Simply Colorful

by Steve Holmes, Energi Design (www.energidesign.com)

Whether you need thousands of intricate layers forming rich and beautiful tapestries of color and detail, or a handful of elements creating bold and striking images, Steve's tutorial demonstrates a few simple tips and tricks in After Effects can help you achieve the desired look and feel.

Blending Ideas

by Chris & Trish Meyer of Crish Design (www.crishdesign.com)

Creating vignette-like transparency around the center of attention makes it easier to blend with other footage.