Jacob Richardson shows a super-quick way to make stylized dust trails in Ae.
Stylized smoke, dust, and rocket exhaust; All of those are super easy, thanks to some newer features in After Effects. Check out these quick (and incredibly crafted) tutorials from Jacob Richardson, who covers creating and animating these designs.
The tutorials show how to use Ae’s stroke effects and tapered strokes as a starting point for the dust trails and rocket fire effects. Really nice and super easy.
Download the project files for each, for free.