Photo Animator Deluxe

Media Type: After Effects Template CC.2017
Specs: 1920 x 1080 px, 197 kb
Expressions: universalised
Plugins: none

The template expands the idea of animating photos in After Effects way beyond the “Displacement Map” effect, which is a method of moving fields of pixels based on a black & white interpretation of your photo. After a short preparation of an image in Photoshop, you will import it into After Effects and place it into prepared comps. With the help of various on-screen tools you will be able to scale and move elements to create sophisticated camera movements and add stunning special effects which turn photos into complete scenes.

Download and customisation is available for a reasonable price and there are no additional royalty restrictions. You can use the template in whatever project you like, private or commercial. I only ask you to not resell or redistribute the template. If you would like to further support me, you can like, subscribe or follow me on my various social network accounts.


The customisation is complex but follows a simple approach. First you will need a photo in which you clearly separate an object from its background. This procedure is being done in Photoshop. To make things easier I have created a set of Photoshop actions which can be activated with a single click. At the end you will have a PSD file with two layers which both need to be imported into the template. Each layer goes into a specified comp and from there on you will only continue working in the main comp. There you select on one the six effects and make your settings within the “Effect Controls” panel. The effects are too many to be fully mentioned and need some time for exploration. Important to know is simply this: most of the animations are fully animated, which means that you simply “play with the dials” to create stunning results.

If you are unexperienced with After Effects, you might consider to order the template including the 1-hour personal training. If you are not sure about the compatibility with your After Effects version, feel free to send me a message to make sure that this is the right template for your needs. I am happy to help where I can.