This course will help you learn Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects through an interesting and challenging visual project: the process of creating a 3D looking video scene from a still photograph!The course is structured around the workflow of a professional After Effects user.
At the end of the course you will understand the workflow of creating 3D effect not only from photos, but logos, icons or info graphics! You can use your knowledge to create stunning animatied scenes from wedding photos, or pimp up your family album or your YouTube videos!
In this lecture, I will show you how the course build up.
Let me explain how this type of project works and how photoshop helps you to reach your goal.
In this lesson I will guide you through Photoshop's interface and show you those important settings, panels, and methods that you have to know before we start working.
Let me introduce those tools that will be your best friends when you are working on this type of projects. (The polygonal lasso tool, clone stamp tool, healing brush tool etc.)
It is very important to create a logical folder system before you start working. If you find everything what you look for, you can save much more time than you think!
In this lesson I show you how to prepare the image in Photoshop for the work in After Effects.
One of the most important thing is the structure of the software. I show you where can you find the settings, panels and windows and how can you control them.
In this lecture we will import different file types to After effects (jpg, psd, ai, video- and audio files) We will learn to control them and the most important settings of them.
Timeline and keyframes are the basics of animating. In this lesson you will understand how it works by animating your imported files.
In this lesson I will show you where you can find the effects, how you can control them. I will also show you the effects, that we will use in our project, and some of those we won't. Effects are your best friends in After Effects so let's meet them and don't be afraid to play with them!
In After Effects there are some special layer formats that can be useful. Let me show you how they work and when they are really useful.
Using 3D layers in After Effects is one of the most important things in this type of project. In this lecture I will show you how can you create and control 3D layers and cameras.
Precomposing is a basic function in After Effects. This way you can group assets in timeline in one new composition. It can be useful so I will show you how it works!
In this lesson we will import the PSD file to After Effects that we prepared in Photoshop. We will set up the image to a 3D animation.
Let's create the 3D effect with the camera. Also, we will learn about camera settings.
You have already finished animating your image. Let's render it to a video file. I will show you how you can do it.
With the puppet pin tool you can move the objects part by part. This is a great way to create a slow motion like video effect. In this lecture you will learn about the tool and its setting.
Let's animate our image with the puppet tool into slow motion.
In this lecture I will show you how you can import different projects and video files into one new project. It's a great and simple way to link your projects in one new project file. The advantage is, that all files will be editable.
I hope you enjoyed the time we spent together and I would like to thank you for your work! If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask, I will answer!
Some of you asked me to show how the sample-bird video had been created, so in this lecture you can follow the process. Of course the method is the same as the previous projects so in this time I don't explain every single step but the important ones.
Hello, my name is Zoltan Siket. I'm a graphic designer and motion graphic designer with more than a decade of experience. I have worked for DTP operator, VFX artist and motion designer for about 7 years - and motion design become my passion.
I love creating something that come alive by animating. That's why I'd like to share how can you create animations easily in after effects step by step - from the beginning to the end.
I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and design teacher for more than 10 years. I create clever logos and cute illustrations, I like to inspire, share my knowledge and make people think and laugh!
I use Inkscape, an open source graphic design program in most of my design, and I was teaching this to my students too in a college in Budapest.
I am constantly sharing knowledge about design and life as a freelancer. I teach on Udemy since 2014 and work together with some of my friends now, to create better courses together by sharing my online teaching experience
Exploring new ways to create and sharing my knowledge is what I like the most - so don't be afraid to ask, I'm here to teach!.