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How To Create Patterned Backgrounds With Shape Layers in After Effects

Patterned backgrounds are very useful for any videos. They come in very handy when you’re creating a video full of text and images over plain/boring background. Adding a simple pattern behind your content can give you that creative touch and take your video to a different level. By having a collection of patterns that can be easily adjusted in After Effects is huge! That’s why I decided to do a tutorial on exactly that. I’ll be showing you how to create different patterns using Shape Layers in After Effects. I do realize one can easily create the same patterns in Illustrator and probably have more control over them. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you that it is possible and easy to create patterns using Shape Layers. I hope you enjoy it and Be sure to download the free project file!

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Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.