Hello Adobe Community,
Recently I have been wanting to create an HD intro/animation for myself and some friends. I want to take a logo, so you can barely see and outline of it as if the lights were of and I want it to spark a few times with different colored sparks, then to light up dramatically and fill the screen with light. I want it to almost look read and 3D and I am not looking for a flat look to it. I am very new to After Effects and don't know where to start. Some useful tips and advice would be helpful and any clarification you need I will gladly reply too. Hopefully some of you guys can help me tackle this!
This is a good place to start:
Followed by this:
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