New After Effects Quick Tip | 5 Most Common Blending Modes in 5 Minutes

In this video I am going to show you five blending modes in After Effects that are commonly used by me and other artists. I will explain these 5 blend modes, and how to use them!

Hair Key Tutorial

Assets featured in the video:
Free Blood Mist
Blood Mist Vol. 2
Ground Cracks Vol. 2
Free Dust Waves
Dust Waves Vol. 2
Energy Balls
Energy Bursts
Icon Anamorphic Lens Flares

Let us know if you have any questions below! Thank you for watching!


Great tutorial. Very nice mathematical explanations of the different Blending Modes and how they work. Thanks!

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I really enjoyed this tutorial. I love how you are detailed enough that I can understand what the different blending modes are doing, but it’s also simple enough to stay completely relevant to what most people need to know! Also, the Energy Ball with the Subtract blending mode looks like some awesome dark magic effects!

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Thanks a lot for the tutorial @danasa!
It really explained a lot about these different blending modes and exactly how they work!

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