How to Create Retro Outlines in After Effects

Noble Kreative shows how to create a retro outline glitch animation in After Effects.

Najib Khayati, otherwise known as Noble Kreative produces some great motion graphics tutorials for beginners and intermediate After Effects users alike. The focus is always creating effects using no special third-party plugins or tools. It’s still impressive to see how motion graphics are put together with Ae only. His latest looks at how to create a retro outline effect complete with glitches in Ae.

If you suspect that fractal noise is somewhere in this tutorial you would be correct. Noise is at the foundation of so many effects in After Effects or just computer graphics in general. Also used on deck are Vegas and displacements. The result is the old-school style retro outlines often seen with older computer systems, including the visual anomalies like glitches and jitter. Have a look at some previous Noble Creative tutorials from the series here.