I'm pretty sure these effects are from TimelineFX. You guys just got ripped off.
I understand what you think. But please think about it.
Using a tool like TimelineFx or any other tool (e.g. Photoshop or whatever) to create graphics is not a problem. Not even if the tool is pretty good at doing what you need.
If you prefer to buy a tool yourself and spend hours working with it, it is no problem, feel free to do so. The price for this package is very fair. Nobody is getting "ripped off". It just enables a choice: Buy it or do the work yourself.