After Effects CC: Complete Course from Novice to Expert
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After Effects CC: Complete Course from Novice to Expert

The Best Latest Adobe After Effects CC Course - Create, Design & Deliver Professional Motion Graphics & Visual Effects
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Created by Louay Zambarakji
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 19 hours on-demand video
  • 31 Articles
  • 36 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • All of Adobe After Effects – in a dynamic, hands on approach
  • All the Useful Techniques and Methods used in After Effects
  • Video Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and Compositing to Create Awesome Videos
  • How to become an AE expert with 18+ Practice Activities and plenty of projects
  • A powerful step by step system to immediately start creating Animation and adding Visual Effects
  • How to Create Motion Graphics to Enhance your Videos
  • Dive right in and start creating animation and visual effects
  • How to Use Visual Effects to get Amazing Videos
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  • No Prior Knowledge of After Effects, Text Animation or Motion Graphics Required
  • A working copy of After Effects CC 2015 (ver 13) or 2017 (ver 14)
  • All project files are avaliable in CS6 - CC 2014 - 2016 and will auto convert to 2017

The Most Comprehensive and Highest Rated After Effects Course with over 235+ Lectures and 19+hrs of Video.

New Sections added periodically  to give you the HIGHEST RATED COMPLETE Adobe After Effects Course. The Ultimate Learning Experience with Hands On Practice Activities and Their Tutorials to cement and expand your learning. 

After Effects: The Complete After Effects CC Course from Novice to Expert.

Top Up-Voted Review:

Adama Sy - I had to edit the review. it is very important to tell the truth. I have purchased Adobe books. Many of them, but I can tell you nothing worth more than this man work.
This is the most satisfying video course I ever purchased. It's not only about After Affects , it's the knowledge and the will to share the knowledge and everything he knows that makes this course so interesting and important to anyone willing to understand After Effects in all areas. Thank you Louay, You are a great teacher and I recommend to anyone all your courses. 

Ernst Pierre - I don't want to start like others saying this is the best course in AE available here on Udemy, I think it's even better than that, this course is hmm! ... I cannot find any words. The content is great, the lecturer is awesome, the TIME TO RESPOND from the instructor is unbelievable, it's like he is just here waiting for your question to reply (last time he replied me in 5 minutes).

Folks, if you can afford it, don't have a second thought just pay for this course because you won't only learn how to create great motion - animation, you will also learn the mechanism behind it and how to play around to boost your creativity. Furthermore, besides learning AE, Louay will also inspire you to be a better learner.

In a whole, if you want to see how awesome you can be just take this course and after only few lectures you will be amazed to see how amazing you are and can be...

Sir! Man... you are just something else. 

Restructured, Repackaged to give you an Ultimate Learning Experience.

Motion Graphics and Visual Effects are becoming increasingly valuable and important in any video created. Learning how to create these animations using Adobe After Effects has become essential. Talents to create these kind of animations and effects are more and more in demand. It is also an easy way to earn money as a freelancer or resell your packaged animations on hundreds of sites on the web.

Learn and Master Motion Graphics and Visual Effects in After Effects in this Comprehensive Course:

  • Understand the concepts behind Animation Techniques
  • Learn how to Design, Animate, and Sequence complete Motion Graphics Projects
  • Manipulate all transformations basic and beyond
  • Learn easy, yet powerful, techniques to create the most complex animations
  • Create Stunning Visual Effects using Build in Effects (no expensive third party plugins)

Mastering After Effects

Learning the fundamentals and beyond of Motion Graphics and Visual Effects using Adobe After Effects is a very powerful tool at your fingertips.

You will go through building working animations and learn how to manipulate all transformations. This is not the type of ‘Tips and Tricks’ here and there course. This Course is a serious learning experience where you get to actually create practical animations and genuinely learn how to use After Effects and become a master animator and a Visual Effects Artist.

Contents and Overview

You will start with a fast track to get familiar with After Effects and Create a Crash Animation. You will then learn all about the essential transformations using practical animations and useful examples. You will build Projects and Videos from scratch and practically learn more about numerous features and functions of After Effects.

You will go through projects where you will learn how to create animation sequences and package a whole video.

Essential manipulation of the many methods in after affects are covered with emphasis on practical use and not just an overview of methods.

Most importantly throughout the course the spirit of compositing, putting together Visual Effects and Motion Graphics is thoroughly covered. This experience is invaluable for you to master Video Editing in After Effects. 

Some of the Techniques you will Learn:

  • Create your First Motion Graphics Video
  • How to Design and Animate a full AE Project
  • Essential Motion Path Techniques
  • Important Techniques to Help You Create Better Animation
  • Essential 3D Animation Techniques
  • Complex and Compound Shapes
  • Per Character Text Animation and how to use text presets
  • How to use the Puppet Tools
  • How to Use Expressions
  • Animation Presets - Using, Editing, Creating and Saving Presets
  • Motion Graphics Time Games
  • Videos Time Games
  • Motion Tracking
  • 3D Camera Tracking
  • Best Exports for YouTube and Vimeo
  • ....
  • and much more - Check it out
Most Importantly this course offers you the chance to understand, practice and develop your skills as a Visual Effects and  Motion Graphics Artist.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners in After Effects who want to start Learning Compositing ,Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics
  • Intermediate After Effects Users who want to polish their skills and learn more techniques to create better videos
  • Video Editors looking to implement Visual Effects and Motion Graphics in their videos
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Curriculum For This Course
237 Lectures
A Quick Start to Enable Your After Effects Skills
13 Lectures 37:39

Udemy Secret Formula

An Important Preference to Set

Create a Crash Animation

Your First Visual Effect

Practice Activity Challenge

Practice Activity - Tutorial

How to Download Your Project Files

Download you Project File for this Section

Your Time Line - Seconds and Frames

How to Post Your Questions

After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts
Creating Your First Motion Graphics Video
16 Lectures 01:37:43

Download Your Project File for this Section

What You Need to Know about After Effects Interface

Creating your First Composition

Best Practice to Creating Shapes

How to Create, Format and Edit Text

How to Animate Your Graphics

Best Practice for Working with Layers and Keyframes

Watch the Video you will be creating in the next lectures

Creating your first full Motion Graphics Video - Part 1 (Layout & Design)

Creating your first full Motion Graphics Video - Part 2 (Animating)

Creating your first full Animation Video - Part 3 (Timing Layer's Animation)

Producing Your First Video (Rendering)

Installing H.264 in Case you don't have it

Practice Activity to cement your learning

Preview 01:46

Pratice Activity - Tutorial
Essential Motion Graphics Techniques
13 Lectures 01:21:49

Download Your Project file for this Section

How to Use Masks on Shape Layers

How to Use Masks on Text Layers

How to Create Custom Shapes using Solid Layers and Masks

Animating with Alpha Track Matte on Text Layers

How to Use Alpha Inverted Track Matte on Text Layers

Animating Track Matte - Another Way to Reveal Text

Pre-Comps Animation Methods

Sample Practical Animation Using Pre-Comps

Practice Activity - Tutorial

Download Your Project file for this Practice Activity
Smoothing Your Animations - Essential Motion Path Techniques
14 Lectures 01:08:13

The Most Important Concept of Motion Graphics in AE

How to Use the Motion Graph Editor Part 1

How to Use the Motion Graph Editor Part 2

How to Animate with the Speed Graph

Motion Path Techniques

How to Animate with the Value Graph

Your Project X - Design

Your Project X - Animation

Your Project X - Timing

Download Project X files

Practice Activity - Tutorial

Download the Practice Activity Project File
Important Techniques to Help You Create Better Animation
11 Lectures 01:19:51

Importing Images into Your Project - Transform Techniques

Importing Videos into Your Project - Timeline Techniques

How to Use Masks on Images

How to Apply Masks on Videos

How to Use the Source Text Property

How to Animate Text on a Path - Properties and Techniques

How to Transform a Mask (or Path) into a Keyframed Motion Path

Practical Use of the Trim Path - Overview and Practice

How to Use the Layer's Parent Method

Grouping Layers' Animation with a Null Object
Essential 3D - Introduction and Animation Techniques
13 Lectures 01:24:22

Download Your Project file for this Section - 3D and Camera

3D Explained - Using the Position Property in 3D

Using the 3D Rotation Property

How to Create Animation in 3D

The Camera Concept

How to Optimize the Camera Views

How to Create and Animate an Orbit Null for the Camera

3D Project Part 1 - Creating the Cube

3D Project Part 2 - Animating the Cube

Practice Activity - Tutorial

Download the 3D Cube Project
Complex and Compound Shapes
15 Lectures 01:24:37
Complex Shapes - You Learning Take Away from this Section

Download Your Project file for this Section

A Deeper Look at Shape Layers

How to Create a Complex Shape

Fill & Stroke Manipulation

Creating Compound Shapes

Best Practice to Using the Wiggle Path Property

How to Use the Wiggle Transform Property

How the Repeater Property Works

How to Create Impressive Burst Elements

How to Create Bezier Shapes

Combining Repeaters and Trim Path

Practice Activity - Tutorial

Download your Practice Activity Project Files
Per Character Text Animation
12 Lectures 54:34

Download Your Project file for this Section

The Stroke Effect

How to Create Per Character Animation

Combining Animator Properties to Create Awesome Animation

How to Create Ramp Up/Down Text Animation

3D Per Character Animation

How to Use the Grouping Alignement and Animator's Anchor Point

Wigglying Characters

Practice Activity - Tutorial

Download your Practice Activity Project File
Per Character Animation - Awesome Presets
5 Lectures 36:28

What are Presets and How to Use them

How to Use the Animate IN and Animate OUT Text Presets

How to Use 3D Presets

Effective Blur Presets that will Transform your Animation
Time Games with Motion Graphics
10 Lectures 37:23

Download Your Project File for this Section

Reversing Animation with Keyframe Assistant

Reversing Animation with Time-Reverse Layer

How to Slow, Speed up and Reverse an Animation with Time Remap

How to Stretch (or Shrink) Layers duration - Time Stretch

Sequencing your Layers using the Keyframe Assistant

Practice Activity - Tutorial

Download your Practice Activity Project File
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About the Instructor
Louay Zambarakji
4.7 Average rating
3,434 Reviews
52,637 Students
12 Courses
Video Editing- After Effects- Motion Graphics-Visual Effects

The Highest Rated After Effects Complete Course on Udemy.

Animation, Motion Graphics and Visual Effects is what I love creating and teaching, Offline and Online.

After Effects is what I love working with, every day, (except Sundays, my wife and kids won’t let me).

I learned these the very hard way, very long time ago (since 1983) and I am still on it. It’s amazing when you discover that I used to use assembly language to animate sprites (think of PacMan), Green and B/W screens. Today I am animating Videos, 3D in a click.

The Path to Mastery starts now. Being in the advertising industry has taught me that precision and a significant attention to details is very important, and makes the difference between a fake and life like animation.

What You Will Learn from me:

After Effects: The whole lot. In my course After Effects 2016 packed with all Techniques and Methods (No Tricks and gimmicks).

You can also dig deeper in the Mastery series, such as in 3D Mastery and 2D Character Animation courses.

In some of my courses, you can also learn more commercial aspect of After Effects such slides, transitions and lower third templates. Very useful if you want to focus on what you want to achieve.  

Focus and Mastery are important elements for true skills creation.  

If you want to Really Learn About After Effects, then I will be more than happy to offer you all my skills, experience, and expertise.

I guess 40,000 Students in the last 8 months is a good sign that my courses will be of benefit to you.