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Building Stunning Style Frames in After Effects
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Released Mar 25, 2013
Laura Hawk

Pluralsight

Laura Hawk
In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will learn about the process as well as some creation techniques for building great style frames!

We begin by discussing what a styleframe actually is and how it can help you in your workflow and process for beginning a motion graphics project then carrying it through to the end. Styleframes are great for communicating your ideas and giving yourself a tangible road map that acts as a guide once you start animating. This course is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about how to execute your ideas, just as you originally envisioned them. It's definitely the course for you, if you're creating your motion graphics in After Effects, because we go through some really valuable techniques for executing consistency with nested comps.

You don't want to miss out on this tutorial that will take your creative process to a whole new level.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:58
Understanding style frames
2

Understanding style frames

 
05:50
Getting started with creating style frames
3

Getting started with creating style frames

 
12:16
Gathering and creating assets
4

Gathering and creating assets

 
08:25
Creating the Zombie title opener in Illustrator
5

Creating the Zombie title opener in Illustrator

 
17:33
Creating the Alien title opener in Illustrator
6

Creating the Alien title opener in Illustrator

 
09:38
Creating an abstract zombie texture in Illustrator
7

Creating an abstract zombie texture in Illustrator

 
10:36
Bringing assets together in Photoshop
8

Bringing assets together in Photoshop

 
10:44
Unifying colors in Photoshop
9

Unifying colors in Photoshop

 
06:15
Relighting our shot in Photoshop
10

Relighting our shot in Photoshop

 
14:45
Finishing the photo manipulation in Photoshop
11

Finishing the photo manipulation in Photoshop

 
14:06
Importing assets and organizing in After Effects
12

Importing assets and organizing in After Effects

 
05:33
Creating the first style frame in After Effects
13

Creating the first style frame in After Effects

 
14:54
Adding effects to the first style frame
14

Adding effects to the first style frame

 
17:36
Reusing and replacing comps to create an additional style frame
15

Reusing and replacing comps to create an additional style frame

 
16:37
Creating more frames with unified shapes and colors
16

Creating more frames with unified shapes and colors

 
17:59
Reusing a compositions contents with footage to create additional frames
17

Reusing a compositions contents with footage to create additional frames

 
07:48
Creating the closing style frame
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Creating the closing style frame

 
14:53
Rendering using the
19

Rendering using the "Save Frame As" option in After Effects

 
07:18
Creating compositions with all the style frames in Photoshop
20

Creating compositions with all the style frames in Photoshop

 
11:44