After Effects : Master Shape Layers Essentials For Beginners
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After Effects : Master Shape Layers Essentials For Beginners

Master Shape Layers in Adobe After Effects for Powerful Video Intros/Transitions &More!- After Effects Projects Included
4.8 (18 ratings)
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Created by Maggie Osama
Last updated 8/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Have a strong foundation to start your own style in creating amazing shape layers animations with Adobe After Effects
  • Enhance your video intros and create better and enriched motion graphics with shape layers
  • Make better youtube videos
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Requirements
  • Any (trial) version of Adobe After Effects not older than CS3
  • It's recommended to be familiar with Adobe After Effects Layout, Keyframing and the five basic transforms
Description

*** + Project Files are AVAILABLE to DOWNLOAD  ***

Student Reviews For " After Effects : Master Shape Layers Essentials For Beginners " Course: 

"Great Course, Exactly what I was looking for to kick-start my learning experience in Adobe After Effect! The projects at the end of the course are great and allows to apply the knowledge that we have learned in the class!" - Mr Maxime Adjigble

"Simple and effective. Highly recommend for beginners." - Hasmat Ali

"Great to see a course with a hands-on project approach after all the theory!" - Mazen

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Shape Layers were introduced in Adobe After Effects CS3 & are a great additional tool to be able to create things like additional assets, animating items, backgrounds, buttons, all kinds of different bits and pieces & they are very easy to animate & you can do some very powerful things with them.

Through out this Adobe After Effects shape layers course, we are going to cover the following:

  • Know the difference between shape layers and masks in Adobe After Effects.
  • Discover the Fill and Stroke Options for Shape Layers and how to create custom gradients  in  Adobe After Effects.
  • How to use both text and pen tools to create shape layers  in Adobe After Effects.
  • Go through all the operands or FX that can be applied to shape layers in Adobe After Effects.      
  • Create some real and simple shape layers animation projects in Adobe After Effects as examples to give you ideas about what you can do with shape layers. The more you experiment, the more you develop your own style.

At the end of this course, you'd be able to:

- Have a strong foundation to start your own style in creating amazing shape layers animations with Adobe After Effects
- Enhance your video intros and create better and enriched motion graphics                           - Download all the Projects' After Effects Source Files

I designed this course carefully in order to be understood by absolute beginners as easily as possible. It includes working files and samples attached. I always work on updating my courses and add new lectures. Also, I care to answer all your questions as soon as possible and make sure you understand every bit of this course because I care about my students, I really want them to be successful. Finally,  you will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.I am confident you will learn a lot from this course and if you are not satisfied, you get a 30 day money back guarantee. I am here to help you with any questions you may have.

Note: Please watch all the videos in full screen and high definition so you could see what I'm doing clearly.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is great for beginners who want to learn how to use Shape Layers in Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe After Effects Advanced users and experts who know a lot of the key topics WILL NOT benefit much from this course.
  • Video Editors
  • Youtubers
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:36:56
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:02

In this lecture, you'll get a detailed overview about this course structure and curriculum.

Preview 02:02
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Adobe After Effects : Shape Layers Basic Properties (Foundation Principles)
14 Lectures 01:02:09

In this lecture, I'm going to  show you the difference between masks created on a layer and shape layers then show you how to create multiple shapes on a single layer and how to change their appearance and animate them independently to each other even though they are still on the same layer.

Preview 08:43

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A Quick Note About Udemy Review Process
00:54

In this lecture, I'll go a little more in depth at some of the fill and stroke options for shapes layers, in particular at how to create custom gradients. Also, we'll look at the standard animation properties that come with shape layers helping us to create and animate complex and organic shapes very quickly.

Fill VS Stroke
11:56

In this lecture, I'll show you how to use both the Text tool and the Pen tool to create shapes in After Effects. 

For the Text tool, I'll show you how to group shapes so that although still all being able to be animated individually, they can also be animated together as a group. 

For the Pen tool I'll show you how to use RotoBezier and how to create Bezier handles with each point created for better custom shape creation as well as how to break those handles when needed.

Text and Pen Tools to create Shapes
08:56

In this lecture, we'll start looking at the operands or FX that can be applied to shape layers in After Effects. First one is the Merge Paths function.

Merge Paths
03:35

In this lecture, we'll be looking at the Offset Paths which is the second operand that can be applied to shape layers in After Effects.

Offset Paths
02:06

In this lecture, we'll be looking at the Pucker & Bloat which is the third operand that can be applied to shape layers in After Effects.

Pucker & Bloat
01:56

In this lecture, we'll be looking at the Repeater which is the fourth operand and one of the most powerful and widely used operands in animating shape layers in After Effects.

Repeater
07:07

In this lecture, we'll be looking at Round Corners which is the fifth operand that can be applied to shape layers in After Effects.

Round Corners
03:02

In this lecture, we'll be looking at the Trim Paths which is the sixth operand which also an important and very powerful operand that can be applied to shape layers in After Effects.

Trim Paths
03:01

In this lecture, we'll be looking at two operands that can be applied to shape layers in After Effects, one that is very simple which is Twist and the other one is a little bit complex which is Wiggle Paths

Twist & Wiggle Paths
05:53

In this lecture, we'll be looking at ninth operand that can be applied to shape layers in After Effects which is Wiggle Transform and I'll show you how it differs from the Wiggle Paths operand.

Wiggle Transform
02:15

In this lecture, we'll be looking at the last operand that can be applied to shape layers in After Effects which is ZigZag.

ZigZag
02:23

Practice the first section.

Section 1 Practice
00:22
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Adobe After Effects : Shape Layers Animation Projects (Examples)
7 Lectures 31:14

Download all the working files from here.

Download All Projects' Files from here
00:11

In this lecture, I'll show you how to create some nice colorful and simple circular transitions by applying trim paths operand and animating shape layers in After Effects.

Preview 06:51

In this lecture, I'll show you how to create wiggling text and shapes coming in by using trim paths operand in conjunction with the wiggle paths in After Effects.

Project 2: Create Wiggling Text
06:01

In this lecture, I'll show you how to create some nice radial transitions, by applying the repeater operand on shape layers  in After Effects.

Project 3: Create Radial Transitions
05:50

In this lecture, I'll show you how to create circles and dotted circles bursts in a very simple and easy way in After Effects.

Project 4: Create Circles Burst
03:44

In this lecture, you'll learn how to animate shape layers to create stripes transition in Adobe After Effects .

Project 5: Create Stripes Transition
07:16

In this lecture, I'll show you how to save your animated shape layers as presets so you can use in other projects right away instead of doing it from scratch every single time.

Save Shape Layers custom animation as Presets to use later
01:21
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Wrap Up and Thank You
1 Lecture 00:26

Thank you so much for attending and watching "Adobe After Effects: Master Shape Layers Essentials" course :)

Thank You
00:26
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Bonus Lectures
2 Lectures 01:11

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Be the FIRST to know about my new course releases!
00:26

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00:45
About the Instructor
Maggie Osama
4.5 Average rating
202 Reviews
13,160 Students
7 Courses
Passionate After Effects & VideoScribe Instructor

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to boost your sales using animation without needing to have any design experience using VideoScribe ?

Would you like to create your own video titles ( Lower Thirds ) with minimal design and smooth transition?

Would you like to start creating your own Kinetic Typography projects using Adobe After Effects?

Would you like to start creating your own Shape Layers animation projects using Adobe After Effects?

If you would like to learn/do any of these mentioned things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. Check them out, and enroll today!

P.S: I always work on improving my courses and taking feedbacks seriously to reach the best version that they can be. Also, am always here whenever you need to ask any question because I do care about my students and always seek to help them achieve their dreams through the knowledge that my courses provide.

MORE ABOUT MAGGIE:

Obtained my first degree in Computer Science & Motion Graphics Design and a post graduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. Obsessed with learning, acquiring knowledge, a person who always believes that applied knowledge is power. I love sharing knowledge with others wherever I go. I'm here on Udemy to teach what I know in an approachable way and make complex topics easy to understand.