10 Adobe After Effects projects to create right away!
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10 Adobe After Effects projects to create right away!

Learn After Effects CC by working in it! Design 10+ animated motion graphics in after effects
4.7 (29 ratings)
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Created by Andrzej Pach
Last updated 1/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn by doing - the most engaging way to learn After Effects
  • Create at least 10 real-life ready to use After Effects projects
  • Get familiar with a professional design workflow for motion graphics
  • Learn basic and intermediate After Effects tips & tricks
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Requirements
  • After Effects CS5, CS 5.5, CS6, CC, CC2015 installed. (You can use a 30-day free trial)
  • Basic After Effects knowledge is welcome, but not critical to complete
Description

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LEARN MOTION GRAPHICS & ANIMATION IN A QUICK MANNER! 

MASTER AFTER EFFECTS BY DOING REAL-LIFE PROJECTS ALONG THE WAY

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There are so many After Effects courses, tutorials and videos which take a majority of the time to explain all the features and how to potentialy use certain things without ever getting on how to actually create it. What good will you bring understanding tools when you don't know the creative process of their usage in real-life examples?

This is why I prepared this, project based course - to both teach you the tools & software and let you create real-life after effects projects right away. It doesn't require any prior deep knowledge of After Effects at all - I will show you detailed steps and simple explanations how to achieve things you want to achieve in the software.

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NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN AFTER EFFECTS NEEDED!

MAKE BEAUTIFUL MOTION GRAPHICS RIGHT AWAY DURING THE COURSE!

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Don't get me wrong, learning After effects cc or even the newest after effects cc 2017 version from scratch, tool by tool, handle by handle, element by element is an amazing journey and I also have recorded a comprehensive After Effects course in that fashion, but some of you who are already a bit familiar with video editing, animation or motion graphic (fade in, fade out, trimming, these options are available in every video editing software) would like to start right away. 

This course is perfect for students, who want to start learning After Effects right away, from the animation / motion graphics side. This course will not be optimal for people who just want to get a basic grasp of the software and carefully learn each option before they start designing and moving forward. 

What are the biggest benefits of this after effects course?

  • You learn on real-life examples 
  • Your instructor is an experienced after effects designer & user
  • You get all project files to work along or preview the animations
  • You will learn After Effects fast and efficient, during the work
  • You get additional design tips & tricks on motion graphics

Don't wait any longer... Enroll Now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners to intermediate After Effects users
  • Aspiring motion graphic artists
  • Video creators, editors, youtubers wanting to implement visual effects and motion graphics into their videos
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
02:35:11
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Introduction & Overview
3 Lectures 06:13

Let me introduce you to this after effects course by telling you what it is and what it is not. Enjoy!

Preview 02:06

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.

Warmup! Simple Cross Animation
03:56

In this lecture you can download all available project files from this course!

Download all project files
00:11
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Circle Bursts
4 Lectures 25:01

Let us start by designing our initial circles in after effects.

Preview 04:59

In the second tutorial we will continue and finalize the design by adding keyframes and coloristic.

Preview 04:50

This will be our second design, we start this tutorial by creating lines and using the Trim Paths option to make our animation.

Circle Burst #2 - Prepare and animate the first line
07:58

We will animate the lines into a spreading circle burst. This will be our second motion graphics after effects project.

Circle Burst #2 - Repeat the animation
07:14

With this basic quiz I want to make sure that you stay focused and know what you are doing here!

Do you recall things we did in this section?
2 questions
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Accent Graphics
5 Lectures 23:51

This will be our first, little more advanced tutorial on a more interested approach on making circle bursts.

Accent Graphics #1 - Animate the first object
05:49

Let us finalize the circle animation project by putting it all together.

Accent Graphics #1 - Repetetive motion elements
04:40

Let us start the last circle burst we are going to create.

Accent Graphics #2 - Start with a circle
03:48

We will use some effects within After Effects to make a nice animation.

Accent Graphics #2 - Add multiple elements
05:22

Let us duplicate certain elements, recolor them and finalize this motion graphic.

Accent Graphics #2 - Finalize the composition
04:12
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Custom After Effects projects
5 Lectures 22:34

In this tutorial we will start to build up our energy surge animation in After Effects CC

Energy Surge - Prepare photo and path
03:50

Since we already have the image and the initial animation set let us finalize this motion graphic.

Energy Surge - Work with the effects
05:51

A last touch showing you that it's easily possible to duplicate and multiply the lines we created.

Energy Surge - How you could duplicate surges
01:37

This is a very important animation because going out from this one you will learn how to create similar animations on your own.

Stroke Animation - Animate the first stroke
05:57

Let's finish our stroke animation in after effects and proceed to next projects.

Stroke Animation - Replicate and stagger elements
05:19
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Motion Elements
7 Lectures 22:59

Let us start to create the fluic rectangle project in after effects.

Fluid Rectangle - Prepare the custom object
02:17

We will set out custom keyframes and work with the path we prepared.

Fluid Rectangle - Keyframe your animation
04:49

Let us duplicate the object and create interesting coloristic for the entire animation.

Fluid Rectangle - Merge the object together
03:08

Let us start our buttlerfly circle animation in after effects.

Butterfly Circle - Prepare the first line
03:59

Create our initial trim paths animatinons to overlay over each other.

Butterfly Circle - Complete the first motion
03:48

We will replicate the animation and stagger it by 20% of rotation to achieve this nice, rounded effect.

Butterfly Circle - How to add a color control layer
02:31

Let us finalize our butterfly circle animation in after effects.

Butterfly Circle - Make the butterfly!
02:27
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Minimal Title Openers
10 Lectures 52:08

Let's start the first minimal title opener.

Minimal Title Opener #1 - The rounded border
04:56

We continue the design of our first minimal title opener in after effects by adding text and keyframing the objects.

Minimal Title Opener #1 - Complete the border animation
03:54

Let us finalize this after effects animation.

Minimal Title Opener #1 - Let the text appear
06:08

The second minimal title opener will have a different motion, let us start by adding the rectangle and text.

Minimal Title Opener #2 - Start with the text
06:34

Let's duplicate and animate the rectangle so we achieve a pixelated effect in after effects.

Minimal Title Opener #2 - Prepare the pixelated object
05:40

In this lesson we will finalize the minimal title opener #2 animation!

Minimal Title Opener #2 - Keyframe and finalize everything
05:41

We are starting our third minimal title opener animation

Minimal Title Opener #3 - Prepare the text
04:00

Here we will add and animate the lines on the side.

Minimal Title Opener #3 - Keyframe the side lines
03:49

Here we are going to mask the text so it will reveal itself from the middle

Minimal Title Opener #3 - Mask the text
05:47

Here we will work with adding a rectangle box which will finalize this animation.

Minimal Title Opener #3 - Add the rectangle box
05:39
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Summary & Congratulations!
2 Lectures 02:52

Thank you for taking the time to complete After effects motion graphics projects to create right away! You're awesome!

Thank You!
01:22

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!
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About the Instructor
Andrzej Pach
4.5 Average rating
3,910 Reviews
45,368 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!