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Using shape layers in After Effects CS3

This video tutorial will show you how to use Shape Layers to create other images By David Basulto

If you are new to Adobe After Effects or to the CS3 version, this tutorial is just for you. Adobe was gracious enough to add Shape Layers for the first time to After Effects. Shape Layers enable you to create vector shapes in After Effect that can be animated and transformed.

This video tutorial will show you how to use Shape Layers to create other images such as water. By using a simple ellipse shape, an animation add-on called a repeater, and another called wiggle path, you will be on your way to making some simple yet creative designs.

After Effects CS3 is by far the best release ever for the application. From shape layers to the puppet tool (I will be doing an intro to this as well) users of older versions will be enticed to upgrade. New users will enjoy learning the new tools in CS3.

Enjoy our journey into the stormy vector sea.


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David Basulto is an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. After 17 plus years, David is well versed in all aspects of filmmaking from development to distribution. He produces, directs, edits, and now is addicted to motion graphics and 3d. His last film, Death Clique is in Blockbusters nationwide. David is also the host of the In his spare time David is an avid gamer and can be found slaying monsters in the world of Vanguard. For more info visit
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