How to Create Stylized Animated Lightning With Shape Layers in After Effects

Valeri Visuals uses strokes in Shape Layers to create animated lightning in After Effects.

This new tutorial from Valeri Hudedatov (Valeri Visuals) shows how to use strokes in After Effects’ Shape Layers to create a neat-looking stylized and animated Lightning effect. Shape Layers are compelling in After Effects and are a solution for many tasks.

You can go beyond the identifiable look of the AE Lightning plugin by following along.

About Valeri Visuals.

Valeri Hudedatov is a freelance Motion Designer & Illustrator based in Israel. His passion lies in creating fresh and meaningful visual content, exploring new techniques, and working across various styles.