After Effects CC 2023: Burst Pop Effect

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This tutorial will show you how to add the Burst Pop Effect in Adobe After Effects CC 2023 which is a great way to add some interest and accent graphic animations to any Composition.  

  • The Burst Pop Effect is in the Shapes…Elements Category

Keyboard Shortcuts:
Deselect All Layers (F2)
Duplicate Layers (Cmd/Ctrl + D)
Scale Property (S)

00:06 Intro: About the Tutorial
00:12 Version: 23.0.0
00:20 Create A New Composition
00:30 Deselect All Layers (F2)
00:49 Effects & Presets: Search for ‘Burst Pop’
01:25 Customize Burst Pop (Effect Controls)
01:45 Burst Pop: Change Color
01:54 Burst Pop: Gravity Control
02:22 Duplicate & Scale Shape Layers


Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Add Burst Pop Effect in AE 2023:

  1. Create A New Composition (Cmd/Ctrl + N)
  2. Drag the playhead to the beginning of the Timeline
  3. Deselect All Layers (F2)
  4. Go to Effects & Presets Panel (Windows…Effects & Presets)
  5. Search for ‘Burst’
  6. Double-click to add or drag on to the Comp Window
  7. Go to ‘Effect Controls’ to customize (in the tutorial I changed Color & Gravity)

How To Duplicate & Scale Burst Pops (to add variety & interest)

  1. Select Shape Layer
  2. Tap Cmd/Ctrl + D to duplicate
  3. Tap S for Scale property and adjust the size
  4. Use the Selection Tool (V) to move Bursts around in the Comp
  5. Offset the Layers by moving them down the timeline to change the timing

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