Topher Welsh
Topher Welsh is a post production artist working mainly in the fields of motion graphics and visual effects. He is a freelancer out of Tacoma, Washington, and also runs www.VisualFXtuts.com, which provides a daily fix of tutorials from any and all applications in the visual effects industry. His personal website is found here: www.Toe-Fur.com.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    The After Effects Output Module ExposedThumbnail
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    We get tons of questions on how to output After Effects project renders, mainly which format and codec to use. Topher decided to do some research and wrote this long article that aims to try and answer some questions. It is worth noting that the After Effects built-in help has improved dramatically in recent versions and it is constantly updated online. We urge anyone reading this article to also read the AE help for additional reference.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    50 Breathtaking CG ImagesThumb
    After hours of tirelessly scouring the web, I have done it! Below is a compilation of 50 of the most stunning pieces of CG artwork in the world. Composed in an array of different applications and styles, there is artistic inspiration here for everyone! Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    17 Exciting After Effects Tutorials from Around the Web10
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    Very happy to see that there are still many many very high quality After Effects tutorials being put out around the web. In this roundup you'll see lots of the usual suspects as well as tutorials from contributing Aetuts+ authors Nick Campbell and Mathias Möhl.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    18 Inspiring Title SequencesThumb
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    Every graphic designer aspires to do title sequences at some point in their career. Here's 18 tasty ones to wet your ambition appetite.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    15 Top International After Effects Tutorial SitesThumbnail
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    The beauty of vfx and motion graphics is that you don't need to speak english to be amazing at it. Our business is truly international. In this roundup we highlight 15 of the top international After Effects tutorial sites. The links are to the translated version via Google Translator. To Remove the translation just click the View original web page link in the top frame.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    16 Killer Motion Graphics Demo ReelsThumbnail
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    Inspiration comes in many forms but for motion graphic designers it's hard to beat a great demo reel. For this week's roundup Topher gathered 16 killer motion graphics and vfx demo reels. Please feel free to add any links to reels you find inspiring in the comments.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    La Grande After Effects Tutorial Roundup From Elsewhere2
    It's been over a month since we did a proper After Effects tutorial roundup, and frankly, in case our name didn't give it away, we love after effects tutorials around here so without further ado...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    26 Tracking and 3D Matchmoving plus After Effects TutorialsPreview
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    As more and more computing power comes to the desktop it is becoming easier to make hollywood style effects for any project. Among these is tracking and 3D Matchmoving which is the process of extracting 3D camera information from a handheld camera to be able to composite in other elements with After Effects. In this week's roundup Topher found some of the most compelling tutorials from around the web which show you how to master these techniques.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    31 Mind Blowing VFX Breakdowns21
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    If you are into After Effects, odds are you are into VFX. For this week's roundup Topher found 31 VFX breakdowns that are sure to inspire you. These are not all done with After Effects, but learning the background of how they were done will help make you a better compositor.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    20 Short Films and Music Videos Made with After EffectsThumbnail
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    After Effects is not just for commercials and network ID's anymore. It's being used more and more in films and music videos. Here's a sampling.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    The Venti AE Tutorial Roundup from Around the WebPreview
    If you ever wondered why the large is called venti at a certain coffee shop, it's because venti means 20 in Italian and a large coffee is 20 ounces. This week's roundup comes in at an even 20 tutorials, hence the Venti Roundup! First on the list is a tutorial that answers a question you have either already had to ask or will soon: The new (corrected) Pixel Aspect Ratio's introduced in CS4. Read More…
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    A Concise Guide to After Effects Keyboard ShortcutsThumbnail
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    If you want to take your AE chops to the next level, you need to know your shortcuts like the back of your hand. There's a ton of shortcuts and which ones you need to remember depends on your workflow. To get you started, Topher put together this primer which does not cover every shortcut there is so if you have some good ones to share, please do so in the comments and help make this the "Ultimate" Guide to After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts. Read More…