After Effects is made for motion work but it can also be used for still imagery and print work. I recently did a birthday party invitation for my daughter with a Harry Potter theme and lots of effects. Here are somethings I learned a long the way.
You may wonder why I chose to use Adobe After Effects instead of Photoshop to create this invitation, which will be printed as 4″x6″ photos at my local Walgreens and handed out to select classmates. It may seem strange to use a video/motion tool for print but there are many reasons to do so.