Here is project file from my 3 tutorials in how to make Text Smear Effect with all the details and colour treatment. All inside After Effects, without plugins.
This effect and set up can be used to make templates for social media and more very easily.
Feel free to download it and poke around. Or you can use it to follow along my tutorials:
Tutorial 1 - Text animation set up: https://youtu.be/9et0NdbXxmk
Tutorial 2 - Text Smear Effect + Displacement: https://youtu.be/sbdnvQPI0hk
Tutorial 3 - Hexagon grid + details and colour blending: https://youtu.be/F1uJBi8-BlY
Visit my blog to read more about the expressions used here:
Enjoy and let me know what other tutorial I should do next!
After Effects Project File