Sketch gives you the ability to create an organic, detailed sketch effect in After Effects, no plugins required.

Bring your results to life with a hand-drawn timelapse effect. Perfect for intro videos, Instagram or Pinterest.


Create this highly detailed sketch effect from your photos, images or video frames with just a few steps. Customizable settings in After Effects allow you to completely transform your results, giving you maximum control. What’s even better, no plugins, no pre-renders and no third-party apps. You control the number of scribbles, crosshatches, textures, shading, highlights, shadows and much, much more.

Sketch has been tested and working on After Effects CC+.


This is an amazing AE project. Perfect instructions and infinite customization options. Prompt support too.
- ggeisler


Sketch includes a custom resizing script built for modern screen sizes. Choose from presets or customize your own dimensions up to Full HD (1920×1080).

Built with new After Effects users in mind, every detail of the creation process has been tailored for ease-of-use. The creation process begins with isolating your source and focal areas. Next, fine-tune your results using the Simple Realism Amount slider. Control how abstract or photo-realistic your sketch looks. Finally, select up to 5 areas you wish to reveal. Control the duration of the reveal, hand direction and randomness.

Time Saving

Sketch is designed to save you hours, days, weeks or months of work. It is created for both After Effects beginners and experts, saving you time and creating premium results for your clients or projects.

We’ve put countless hours into creating a realistic sketch result so you don’t have to.


Demo Credit

Music: Indie Inspiring Motivational Rock by audiogreen

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