Animate Your Logo with this After Effects Ripple Effect
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Would you like to give your logo animation more clout? This After Effects tutorial will show you how to create a cool ripple effect!

Learn how to use the tools in Adobe After Effects to simulate a ripple effect. In the following tutorials, you'll learn how to work with logo animation (in general), and then go over how that animation creates the impression that the flying logo is creating waves in the background – much like throwing something into a pool of water.

Now that you've covered all of the basics for movement in your logo – whether it's individual vectors or the logo as a whole – it's time to learn how to create and customize a wave / water-like effect.

Customize a ripple effect

This video tutorial clearly describes the steps to create this effect. The (obvious) familiarity with After Effects is a huge plus though, as it quickly blows away with every step.

As you can see, it only takes a few simple steps to start using the Radio Waves effects built into After Effects. By playing with the stroke and water effect, you can create the ripple effect seamlessly, as if the title were lying on the surface of a liquid.

Create titles and track mattes

Now, if you want to dig deeper into how you can edit your titles and logos with trackmats and other elements (like stock footage), check out Charles Yeager's In-Depth Look At Everything You Can Do With Titles and Track Mattes.

The PremiumBeat After Effects archive has a variety of AE tips, tricks, and techniques. If you're looking for items like light leaks, lens flares, dust overlays, or volumetric lighting, check out our stacked library of assets at Shutterstock Elements.

For more information on creating graphics and animations, see the following articles:

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