Adobe After Effects and Premiere
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Adobe After Effects and Premiere

Creating a Photo Slide Show
4.8 (9 ratings)
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Created by Jennifer Clark
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 25 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create Nested Comps in After Effects
  • Animate a Camera Layer
  • Animate a Light Layer
  • Ensure that all steps are taken to produce shadows from layers through a light source
  • Create a Photo animation landing into a scene
  • Pickwhip a property from one layer to another
  • Use the graph editor tool for Keyframes in After Effects
  • Time-Reverse Keyframes in After Effects
  • Ease Keyframes in After Effects
  • Bring AE Comps into Premiere through Adobe Dynamic Link
  • Edit both Video and Audio tracks in Premiere
  • Adjust the overall Audio Level of a Sequence in Premiere
  • Add, Move and Edit Audio Keyframes in Premiere
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  • PC or Mac
  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere, CS6 or higher

Creating beautiful animated slide shows with Adobe creative cloud is easier than you think!

Basic slide show programs only give you basic effects and very little control.  Monster animation programs, such as Adobe After Effects are incredibly complicated to learn.  Until now.

Combining After Effects and Premiere

Using After Effects alone to create a Slide Show video can be cumbersome.  Live playback is essential to determine timing when trying to sync your animation to your music.  In order to play back your animation in real time in After Effects, you must render everything out, which takes precious time and RAM.

But...if you combine AE with Premiere through Adobe Dynamic Link, you can skip the rendering and play your AE Scenes in real time on the Premiere timeline right in sync with your music.  Need to make changes?  Not a problem!  Any changes made in After Effects will automatically be updated in Premiere; no rendering required.

Skills Covered in this Course

The basic goal in this course isn't to teach you every tool in each of these programs.  To be honest, these programs are so robust in feature sets that to master each of them is equivalent to taking a full semester College Course.  The goal of this course is to get you up and running AND to have a fully functional, customizable, video project when you're done.

As far as After Effects tools go, you'll learn:

  1. How to animate a Camera Layer
  2. How to animate a Light Layer
  3. How to pickwhip a Light to a Camera
  4. How to create Pre-Comp Photo Layers
  5. How to set up a Falling Photo Scene.....working backward!
  6. How to use the Keyframe Graph Editor
  7. How to Time Reverse Keyframes
  8. How to view your Scene from multiple angles at the same time

In Premiere, you'll learn how to:

  1. Import your AE Scenes through Adobe Dynamic Link
  2. Adjust your Soundtrack levels, globally
  3. Add and adjust Audio Keyframes
  4. Edit and Trim you scenes on the timeline
  5. Set In and Out points to determine the timing of your AE Scenes
  6. Add PreDesigned Transitions
  7. Add Video Overlay Transitions

By the end of this course, you'll know how to create your own scenes using this Theme, for an infinite number of possibilities and customization for future projects that you may be working on.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn basic skills in both After Effects and Premiere
  • This course is for anyone looking to create 3D animated Slide Shows
Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Introduction - Adobe Creative Cloud
3 Lectures 07:01

This is a brief overview of all of the things that you'll be learning in this course.

In After Effects you’ll be creating 3D scenes that use:

1.       Cameras

2.       Lights

3.       Nested Compositions

4.       Linking attributes with the Pickwhip Tool

5.       Keyframe Adjustments using a Graph Editor

6.     Multi view layouts to see your scene from multiple angles

And more

In Premiere you’ll be:

1.       Determining your timing of your After Effects Comps though in and out points of your music track

2.       Adding your After Effects Comps via Adobe Dynamic Link

3.       Using basic trim tools on the Sequence Timeline

4.       Adding and editing Audio Keyframes on an Audio Track

5.     Adding both preset transitions in between scenes as well as adding video overlay transitions above them

And much more.

Preview 03:05

There are many reasons to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud

  1. Accessing every single Adobe Application for one monthly price
  2. Always having the latest updates
  3. No extra fees when a new version is released
  4. Access to the Adobe Type Kit Library of Fonts
Preview 02:33

Adobe Dynamic Link allows users to seamlessly work in two programs at once, without the need to render and export out of After Effects, then import into Premiere.  With Dynamic Link, changes made in After Effects are immediately updated in Premiere; no rendering required!

Preview 01:23
Creating the Opening Title Scene
6 Lectures 45:38
  1.  Starting a Project in Premiere
  2. Importing your music file
  3. Adding your music to your A1 track on the timeline
  4. Zooming in and out of the Sequence Timeline
  5. Extending your Audio Track to see the Waveform better
  6. Determining scene length based on timing of downbeats in the music
  7. Viewing Audio Levels
  8. Changing the over all clip level in the Effect Control Panel
Preview 07:57

In this lesson we'll go through all the basic steps for setting up a new project:

  1.  Determining your settings for your composition
  2.  Organizing your Project Panel with Folders
  3.  Importing assets
Starting Your Project in After Effects - Setting Up the Title Sequence

  1. Adding a Camera Layer
  2. Changing a 2D Layer to 3D
  3. Active Camera View vs. Top View
  4. Zoom Preview with Mouse Wheel or or Drop Down Menu
  5. Keyboard Shortcuts for Cameras
    1. "P" - Position
    2. "A" - Point of Interest
    3. "R" - Rotation Properties, including Orientation and X, Y, and Z Rotations
  6. Keyboard Shortcuts for Timeline Markers
    1. "I"  goes to a Layer's In Point
    2. "O" goes to a Layer's Out Point
  7. Camera Tools
    1. Orbit Tool - Tilts and Rotates
    2. Track XY - Pans Left/Right and Up/Down
    3. Track Z - Zooms forward and back
  8. RAM Preview: Space-bar or "0" on the Number Pad
Setting up the Camera

  1. Creating Two Text Layers
    1. "Every Love Story is beautiful, but Ours is my Favorite", broken into two layers at the comma.
    2. Using different Fonts, Sizes, Leadings in a single Text Layer
  2. Action/Title Safe Area
  3. Adding the Evaporate Text Animation Preset
    1. Changing the Offset
    2. Time-Reverse Keyframes

Adding your Text Layer

In this lesson we'll set up two kinds of lights:


  1. Light Intensity
  2. Cone Angle
  3. Cone Feather
  4. Cast Shadows
  5. Diffuse
  6. Light Position

Ambient Light

  1. Light Type: Point
  2. Intensity
  3. Light Color
  4. Cast Shadows - Off
Setting up the Lights

Bringing your Scene into Premiere:

  1. Don't Import, use Adobe Dynamic Link
  2. Playing in Realtime may require a reduced quality preview
  3. Making Edits in After Effects
  4. Seeing those edits automatically updated in Premiere
Bringing Scene 1 into Premiere - Determining Edits
Creating Scene 2
5 Lectures 50:26
  • Importing photos and organizing them in folders
  • Creating an individual Square Photo Comp
  • Adding a white border
  • Adjusting the Size of the border
  • Duplicating the first Comp Twice
  • Swapping Image Files in the new Photo Comps
Scene 2 - Creating the Photo Comps

  1. Duplicating Compositions in AE
  2. Setting In and Out points in Premiere
  3. Extending Timeline and Layers in AE
  4. Using Camera Tools, Constraining Planes
  5. Easy Ease Keyframes
  6. Graph Editor
Scene 2 - Nesting our Photo Comps into our Scene

  1. Changing Z Position
  2. Viewing from the Top
  3. Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. H=Hand
    2. V=Selection Tool
    3. Mouse Wheel = Zoom
  4. Pick Whip Expression Spotlight Point of Interest to Camera Point of Interest
Scene 2 - Animating the Photos and Spotlight

Animating your lights is similar to animating other layers, but you may find animating them easier with a Two View set up where you are viewing your scene from a particular angle, say the top or the side, while the other view shows your active camera.

In this lesson, I'll also discuss why adding a Stroke to a layer is a bad idea, compared with adding the white mask in our Nested Photo comp.

Scene 2 - Animating the Ambient Light and Text Layer

Find the downbeats of your music in Premiere, make any adjustments in After Effects and your scene will automatically be updated in Premiere.

Editing (and Re-Editing) Scene 2 in Premiere
Creating Scene 3
3 Lectures 22:21

Starting your Scene 3 begins with animating your Camera and Lights.  Then, add your photos into their final landing position.

Scene 3 - Animating the Camera and Lights

Animate your photos off screen, working backward.  Consider the concept of a Plane Landing: Wheels First.

Scene 3 - Animating the Photos in the Scene

We've already used a pre designed transition in between our scenes, now we'll add a video overlay to add more interest to our transition.

Edting Scene 3 in Premiere
Creating Scene 4
3 Lectures 20:42

In this lesson we'll edit a video file with audio attached in Premiere.

Adding/Editing Video in Premiere

In this lesson we'll add and edit Audio Keyframes on our music track in order to better hear the audio in our Narration.

Editing 2 Audio Track Volumes: Narration and Music

In this lesson, we'll add our edited video to After Effects and create a simple animation to go with it.

Creating Scene 4 Overlay in After Effects
Creating Scene 5
2 Lectures 16:37

In this lesson we'll edit more video footage, but this time we'll do it in After Effects.

Editing Video Footage in After Effects

In this lesson we'll create our Scene 5 in After Effects

Creating Scene 5 Video in After Effects
Creating Scene 6
3 Lectures 22:56

In this lesson we'll go through all the steps we've already covered in creating our earlier scenes to create an all new 4 photo scene.

Creating Scene 6 Tall and Square Photos in After Effects

In this lesson we'll add both Scene 5 and 6 into Premiere.

Adding Scene 5 and 6 into Premiere

In this quick lesson, we'll recap all of the steps you need to take to continue creating your very own scenes using this Theme.

Recapping basics of Scene Animation Design
Creating your Last Scenes and Customizing the entire Project
3 Lectures 20:27

In this lesson, I'll show you the steps that I took to create my Scene 7.

Creating your Own Scene 7

In this lesson we'll create our final Scene in two different ways.

Creating the Closing Scene

This is a bonus lecture that discusses how you can customize your Project to make the theme fit just about any occasion!  Lots of goodies are included in the download files.  Enjoy!

About the Instructor
Jennifer Clark
4.8 Average rating
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4,729 Students
10 Courses
ProShow Guru and Graphic Designer

Jennifer started her career as a Video Editor and Graphic Designer back in the 1990s. With the launch of the ProShow Slide Show software in the early 2000s, she was able to combine her professional knowledge of Video and Graphic Design with this robust, but novice oriented program.

With over 20 years of experience in Video Graphic Design, Jennifer creates stunning Slide Styles and Templates that anyone can use to create beautiful shows using the ProShow Software. Her teaching style also earned high marks by Photodex, who has invited her to be a guest speaker at two of their ProShow Conventions as well as being a contributor to their ProShow Book, "Secrets of ProShow Experts".