After Effects Beginner - Typography Reveal in After Effects

After Effects Basics 4 beginners - Design Your First Complete After Effects motion project in CS6 CC
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Instructed by Andrzej Pach Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

In this course I want to guide you through a nice technique for making a modern & trendy typography project in After Effects which you can easily learn for Yourself and replicate. You will learn how to form, build and reveal a word or logo using custom created lines and giving them a seamless motion. The course is perfect for any beginner to gain essential motion design skills, and more advanced users to learn a new animation technique which will sure come in handy. After Effects is the #1 program when it comes to complete animations and no matter wether you use After Effects CS6 or After Effects CC the animation will work perfectly on both versions. This animation could be used to reveal some text to make an animated kinetic typography video, to reveal an object / shape or anything you imagine.

Newbie friendly! Learn After Effects basics in no time. This course doesn't require any prior knowledge and will let you dive straight into motion graphic design and teach you valuable skills and keyboard shortcuts along the way! It's always useful to learn Adobe suite programs, and harnessing after effects may be the best thing you can do in the ever chaning video animation world.

Biggest benefits of the class:

  • Keybord shortcut usage displayed
  • No experience or knowledge required
  • You will understand kinetic typography a bit
  • You will complete a project and render it out
  • Learn a quick and fun workflow in After Effects
  • Get familiar with AE CS6 and AE CC overall
  • Valuable tricks and techniques you can use in future designs
  • Allows you to get familar with motion graphic design and hopefully start loving it!

We will be using and covering topics like:

  • Precomposing objects
  • Keyframing animations
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Usage of the graph editor to ease our animation
  • Adding various properties to layers to enhance their visual appearance

I'm ready if you are - let's dive intro after effects and start the work... Enroll now!

What are the requirements?

  • Have After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6 or CC installed
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe software will be of course useful
  • An Open Mind to Get the Animation Done!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a nice typographic animation
  • Get familar with motion graphic design
  • Learn a proper workflow in After Effects
  • Learn useful After Effects Shortcuts

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to begin creating professional animations in After Effects
  • Video Editors, filmmakers, photographers who would like to get started with motion graphics
  • If you work with ScreenFlow, Camtasia, Screen-o-matic and other recording software motion graphic skills is something you want to get familar with
  • designers and animation enthusiasts

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.



In case you would like to watch once again the promo video for this Motion Graphics course on how to prepare a typographic line logo animation in After Effects feel free to do so at any time. Thank you!


For this class to be really efficient you need to take action and work on the #assignment I will be leading out to you! Participate in the class and take part in the discussions in the discussion board inside the course to talk with me and any student!


With this lesson I would like you to "jump into the water" with After Effects. I will introduce you to one of your first animations to create which will help you understand the workflow and general movement through After Effects.


Not everyone is on the same knowledge level in After Effects. I do not know your background in graphic design, online teaching, animation, motion graphics experience so you have to lean your hand towards me. This is a beginners class in After Effects Motion Graphics Deisgn and I cover the animation step-by-step, but you might always run intro troubles or have some questions. That's why I'm here as Your instructor! If you have any question or troubles completing the animation post it right away in the discussion board and I will be happy to help you out in Your beginners journey!


For everyone who doesn't know After Effects at all or is just at the beginner level I have recorded this introductory lesson so you get a bit familar with the program itself and with it's navigation. I will cover mostly the things that we will talk about while designing the animation itself so you will already have basic understanding on what's going on and how to approach certain tasks!

Section 2: DESIGN
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Here you can download the neccesary resources if you want to have a reference while working on the project in this class.


We need to make the first baby steps in our 101 series for creating the typographic line logo reveal in After Effects. For that we will make a new composition, a new solid fill layer to work as a background for us and we will set all the parameters for a Full HD quality animation flowing 30 frames per second!


In this after effects motion graphic animation desgin tutorial we will work to create the shapes and outlines for the animation we plan. We will work extensively with the pen tool (G) and try to correct out mistake with the direct selection tool (V). I will highlight all the shortcuts I'm using to make the work easier for you.


Keyframing is an essential task in After Effects and it's a perfect moment to strat learning it with this easy to follow lesson! Open up After Effects no matter if you have CS 5, CS 5.5, CS6, or CC and start keyframing the design!


This design will not be complete until we make a few final adjustments. Drop in with me to Your project and continue working. We need to add some strokes, fade the actual design in and out and check if everything is nicely balanced and works well with the word we chose!

1 question

Quick quiz to refresh your mind and test your knowledge!

Section 3: BONUS SECTION. Answers To Student Questions

After Effects and overall video animation softare uses keyframes to change values of different properties over time and interpolate between those values. In this short answer I want to explain a few basic informations about keyframes.

Section 4: Conclusion

I want to show you an easy way to export a video production to a GIF file which you can use across the web with a small file size. After Effects doesn't allow us to render the frames straight as a GIF but with help of photoshop or some online converters this will be no problem.


My humble thanks to you for taking part in the class and participating in the entire project. A 101 class means that it's an basic level / entry class to the matter but I'm sure you will like and love the topics covered here. If you finished up the class it would mean the world to me if you'd leave me a review to help me grow here on Udemy and to say "Thanks mate, high five!", that would be awesome!


In this bonus lesson I want to share coupon codes for all my After Effects & Powerpoint courses in case you are interested to continue learning with me! Just click the links, preview the course and if you feel that this is the right content for you jump in :)

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Instructor Biography

Andrzej Pach, Engaged and Passionate PowerPoint & After Effects instructor

Hi! My name is Andrzej Pach, more known as "Nigel" and I spend my time with graphic design, motion & animaiton, typography, video editing and online teaching on a daily basis. The majority of my work is done in Adobe After Effects & Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 / 2016 - naturally this is the software I want to teach about and share my experience with you. I have completed well over 3000 graphic projects (On Fiverr alone more than 2500 reviews) for clients, mostly including video animations like intros, outros and transitions for various Youtube channels & marketers. I would like to share the knowledge I was able to "stack up" during the process. I am always willing to help people out by enhancing their brand and Internet media.

Who am I ?

I am a 27 y.o (born 1989) and a University Graduate (July 2014). A few years back after shifting from one hobby to another after getting hired to prepare a website and business card for a local business in my area I finally "felt it". Since then (2011) I was expanding my skillset in this area completing various graphic related projects. Places like the WarriorForum, freelancing websites or graphic contests across the web caught me in its own snare and never let me go.

What is the next step?

After having several years of experience as a freelancer with a keen focus on creativity handling various projects ranging as work for very small businesses to websites and Youtube channels with over 300k subscribers I am looking forward to share my knowledge wrapped up in exciting courses easy to follow and most important - USEFUL for you! I am looking to work with forward-thinking people who wish to create something original, that will reinforce their brand and follow their vibe. I am always committed to provide value while giving away random tips to make your workflow easier.

Did you really create something?

How far would bring me lying and any sort of scam? Nowhere. I do believe in making the Web Business and Internet Marketing world a better place, because my actions will affect my fellowers, friends, family and future children. Since I live in a small village where people work in agriculture or do physical labor work I set the goal for me to be a sort of pioneer in the web-based business field growing myself as a designer every single day.

You can always contact me as I don't mind talking to anyone and sharing how could I help your business or what course I might record if you like my teaching style!

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