How to Add your Prototype to Any Device in After Effects

By March 10, 2016 October 24th, 2018 Tutorial

In this tutorial video, you are going to learn how to put your prototype on any device in After Effects.

This is a great way to share your work on your portfolio or in a presentation.  Your design feels more real and people respond to it more positively. After watching this tutorial, you will be able to take any image with a screen (whether it be an iPhone, Apple Watch, MacBook pro, or any other image of a device you can find, and create a template file for you to use in After Effects.

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The steps I will be covering include:

1. How to source high quality images from which to create your template

2. Open the image in Photoshop, add guides and a reflection

3. Import into After Effects

4. Use the ‘corner pin’ effect in After Effects

5. Add your UI animation to complete the template

Start with UI Animation Fundamentals:

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