Last week I published a post titled “Ode to Simplicity in Graphic Design Playing with Lines” and it featured a collection of incredible artwork and graphic design explorations using simple shapes, like lines, circles. Some of the examples had a really cool thing in common, they were simple patterns, like a grid of circles, but with a clever deformation. Imagine using Displacement effect in Photoshop on a simple grid of lines. The result is definitely striking and to continue my After Effects self-training program, I decided to try to replicate that and share here on Abduzeedo with a little After Effects Tutorial.
So for this tutorial, I will just show how I created a simple deformation effect in After Effects using just the available filters and effects. The whole process won’t take more than 20 minutes, but the render might take forever.