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Smear and trails in After Effects

March 2, 2021
Maksim Marakhovskyi
Maksim Marakhovskyi Motion Designer & Tutor

We have an exciting way to achieve smear and trails with shape layers. Besides that, you will understand how to play with shape modifiers and mix them as you want to get exceptional results.

First of all, a lovely circle. After that, we will use the trim path shape modifier to make the growing line. The offset path will be the next one to make it a circle size. After that, we will play with the stroke setting. You may know that a stroke has a little secret. It’s Dash, Gap, and Offset settings. They will help you to achieve a trails effects.

Enjoy and use it as much as you can in your workflow ?

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