Adobe After Effects tutorials: Top Six Sources

Monday, 02 July 2018

Looking for the ideal After Effects tutorial can be time consuming. There are so many tutorials published on the internet it can be hard to find the right one. So we’ve scoured the internet and compiled our favourite resources for After Effects tutorials. 

Adobe After Effects tutorials: Top Six Sources

Creative Bloq

Created by Future Publishing, Creative Bloq caters to all manner of artists from traditional to digital. Regularly curating content from around the web, Creative Bloq helps its audience to keep on top of the latest developments in design.

They have a comprehensive list of 45 After Effects tutorials.

Video Copilot

Covering a wide range of concepts from motion design to full digital set extensions, Video Copilot is the brainchild of JJ Abrams’ long time collaborator, Andrew Kramer.

Check out Andrew’s guide to creating cinematic movie titles:

Or see the complete tutorial series here:

Surfaced Studio

System Engineer Tobias founded Surfaced Studio over ten years ago and has been creating tutorials for visual effects programs including After Effects, Houdini, and Cinema 4D.

Watch Tobias’ video on roof destruction VFX in After Effects and Cinema 4D to see why his tutorials are so popular.

Or see his full list of After Effects tutorials here:


With over 180,000 subscribers on YouTube it’s not surprising to see how popular MJake’s After Effects tutorials are. Focussing on replicating the visual effects from Hollywood movies including Doctor Strange, The Matrix, and Suicide Squad MJake is getting increasingly popular with his comprehensive tutorials 

Here’s his guide to replicating the shield effect used in Doctor Strange:

Or check out the rest of videos here:

Digital Arts Online

Launched in 1997 by tech company IDG, Digital Arts Online features news, reviews, and tutorials covering all aspects of digital art and design.

Digital Arts has a section of their website dedicated to After Effects tutorials covering technical aspects of the program, motion graphics, and visual effects.

Red Giant

Red Giant develop tools for filmmakers and motion artists, but they also have extensive knowledge of the full production pipeline from planning (check out Seth Worley’s Storyclock Notebook) to delivery. And their tutorial series is full of great content.