After Effects Logo Animation - after effects motion graphics
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After Effects Logo Animation - after effects motion graphics

Create motion graphics logo animations in After Effects. A complete guide to title openers in after effects
4.6 (39 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,110 students enrolled
Created by Andrzej Pach
Last updated 8/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create engaging logo intro animations
  • Be better with After Effects
  • Make better youtube videos
  • Have a greater online presence
  • Be able to sell logo stinger opener templates
  • Freelance and render logo intros for clients
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  • Basic After Effects knowledge is not mandatory, but will be helpful
  • Working version of After Effects - CS5.5 or above
  • Wanting to learn motion graphics and get better at animation!
  • Would you like to design outstanding logo animations in after effects?
  • Open your youtube videos with a kick and proper branding by animating your logo
  • Make your online presence and courses more enjoyable and professional
  • Learn After Effects tips, tricks and techniques from an experienced designer
  • Design after effects cc templates and use them for all your projects!

Brief Overview:

In this After Effects course you will learn from start to finish how to design professional looking logo intros and title openers, as well as templates which you can use for your videos, courses and online presence. After effects is a wonderful tool which will surely be an advantage for you to know in your future career, wether as an independed online entrepreneur or creative working in any industry. Logo intros are in high demand, just imagine how many youtube channels are create every HOUR? And only a few utilize proper branding, which means an infinite influx of clients and places where we can offer our logo animation services.


Structure of the Content:

  • At first I will show you a little bit about logo intros, how and where are they used
  • Then we will dive right into creating our real life projects
  • Each big project has it's own section, with detailed explanations and guides, where I slowly explain everything step-by-step
  • Once we are ready with all projects, I'm showing additional features and "how to use guides" - we will learn to render, add intros, edit them into our videos and do additional work with them
  • Basic After Effects knowledge will be useful, but is not mandatory
  • It doesn't matter if you use After Effects CS5.5, After Effects CS6, After Effects CC or After Effects CC2015


Biggest Benefits of the Course:

  • You learn After Effects while making interesting projects
  • Perfect opportunity to dive into the motion graphics world
  • You will complete several projects on your own in after effects
  • You will create templates which you can use over and over again
  • Learn basic video editing and design related to having an online presence


Summary & How to Get Started:

Even if you do not own a copy or know After Effects very well you can take advantage of this course by using the free 30-day trial from Adobe on their website. All you need is an account on Adobe Creative Cloud app which is free to sign up for and you are ready to learn this powerful software.

Remember that Udemy offers a 30-day money back guarantee on every course, so what are you waiting for? Start using Adobe After Effects right now to create visually stunning and professional titles, logo animations, openers and more...Enroll now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Video Editors
  • Youtubers
  • Video makers
  • Motion Graphics Artist & enthusiasts
  • Anyone interested in making animations
  • Adobe After Effects users
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
Introduction - For what do we need & use logo animations?
4 Lectures 11:38

Welcome to the course, let me show you what we are going to learn and what type of animations you will perform here!

Preview 01:34

Let me explain a little bit how and where are logo animations used. Let me show you the actual market for it!

Preview 03:33

Create a very simple logo animation to get in the right mindset and gain some momentum towards further designs!

Preview 05:51

This lesson will allow you to download the neccesary After Effects CS6, After Effects CC and After Effects CC2015 project files for the animations you will perform.

Download resources here
Logo Animation #1 - Quick Motion Elements Reveal
6 Lectures 25:58

With this lecture I would like to introduce and give you a positive kick before the work, let me show you what we will work on in this section!

Logo Animation #1 - Introduction

In this lesson we will create our first steps towards our logo animation in After Effects

Create the dot

Here we will start some motion work by adding custom circles which we will put a rounded spin on in after effects

Circular dots

Le'ts prepare our after effects animation logo composition for the quick motion graphics animation.

Logo composition

We need to add some flavour into the animation and make everything pop out in after effects 

Make the animation POP!

Let's finish our first after effects logo animation by adding finishing touches to our project. Follow my instructions to clean and organize everything up!

Finishing touch
Logo Animation #2 - Unfolding Introduction
7 Lectures 25:56

With this lecture I would like to introduce and give you a positive kick before the work, let me show you what we will work on in this section!

Logo Animation #2 - Introduction

Let's start this logo animation by dividing our after effects composition into the right pieces!

Dividing the composition

For our logo animation in after effects there is always the essential logo composition in which we put our actual logo and perform the animations around. In this lesson let's create this composition!

Making the logo composition

Keyframing is something essential in after effects and in this lesson you can both train keyframing and work a little on this animation.

Keyframing the animation

Cameras are usually advanced in usage and it's no diffirent in After Effects, but together we will try to use it in our animation. We will only use simple camera options and effects to add depth and 3D space for our compositions

Adding cameras

Every after effects animation needs it's little tweaks once you see it, and here is no diffirent. Let's add a clean fade in/out and work on some adjustments.

Fading out and little tweaks

Once we tweaked and adjusted everything we can finalize the project by organizing everything, giving it proper names, putting into folders, precomps and cleaning up stuff we don't need anymore.

Organize the project for use
Logo Animation #3 - Circle Motion Elements Animation
8 Lectures 37:09

With this lecture I would like to introduce and give you a positive kick before the work, let me show you what we will work on in this section!

Logo Animation #3 - Introduction

This after effects logo animation will be a bit diffirent, we will make circular motions this time around. Let us start with the first circle!

Radial Wipe circle

The next circle will be similar, but made with another technique, because I would like to teach you something diffirent here, that's why we will use shape layers and it's trim paths option to perform our little animation.

Trim Paths line

Let us continue with our animation and use the repeater option (in shape layers) to create interesting, whirling dots around our animation!

Repeater Dots

Let us properly copy and place circles in our after effects cc2015 composition and adjust their size a little bit.

Placing the circles

Every element needs some attention, that's where keyframes and animation will come into play. Let us animate elements so they fly around a little bit!

Animating elements

Dots still need our attention until the last drop. Let's continue our after effects animation work and try to finalize this animation by working the dots.

Working the dots

After effects cc allows us to colorize our layers. Let's clean everything up and finalize the animation as we should.

Finalizing the animation
Logo Animation #4 - Sliced Mask Animation
6 Lectures 25:11

With this lecture I would like to introduce and give you a positive kick before the work, let me show you what we will work on in this section!

Logo Animation #4 - Introduction

After effects free logo space for us. We need to decide how big do we want our logo space to be and then we should incorporate that in our composition.

Decide on the logo space

Let's build up our rotation animation in after effects which will outline the entire composition and work for upcomming lessons.

Circular rotation animation

Let's add flavour to our animation by creating an element which will additionally fly around the screen and made the animation a bit more complete. It will also set a tone in which the logo intro should go.

Animated shape addon

The elements we already have can be copied, duplicated, adjusted. We can change our properties, add keyframes, and extend their duration and this is exactly what we will be trying to utilize. Let's duplicate elements and add more shapes.

Utilize what you already have

In order for the animation to be complete we need to take some final steps, in this case it will be adding the tagline animation to our video! 

Add the tagline animation
What now? Rendering & usage
4 Lectures 13:58

With this tutorial I want to explain how to render with the native adobe After Effects render tool - the Render Queue and explain a few of it's options.

How to render with Render Queue

With this tutorial I want to explain how to render with the Adobe Media Encoder in After Effects which is the new render standard since After Effects CC and will most likely be the only way to render diffirent formats in the future.

How to render with Adobe Media Encoder

Let me show you how to select RGB + Alpha to get transparent videos. In order for us to render a video with transparency you need to make sure you've selected a codec which handles an alpha channel in videos. Quicktime with it's animation codec is a perfect example and solution for that type of use. You can quickly render transparent videos with by selecting two color channels - RGB + Alpha.

Rendering transparent videos

How do we actually use our video intros and add them into our videos in video editing software? It doesn't matter if you use Premier Pro, Sony Vegas, iMovie, Camtasia, After Effects or any other (good) video editing software, because all of them should handle the files we will render out in After Effects. I will show you a few examples of usage and importing.

Add intros in video editing software
BONUS SECTION: Course Updates & Little Design Challenges for Curious Users!
1 Lecture 06:28

This is a little bonus design experience I would like to share with you. From time to time we have to prepare a design in After Effects that would seem counter-intuitive to make as a graphic designer. Designing in AE is not the same as drawing in Pohotoshop where all the tools are straightforward. I want to show you a technique of making patterns with the repeater in motion graphic software.

Bonus: Creating a pattern over another object with Repeater
2 Lectures 02:33

Thank you for taking part in this logo animation After Effects course, I hope we can lear together again!

Thank You!

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 :)

Bonus Lecture: Continue to learn!
About the Instructor
Andrzej Pach
4.4 Average rating
4,246 Reviews
49,299 Students
18 Courses
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!