Adobe After Effects: Advanced Shape Layers

Animate shape layers to create hip, professional, and powerful motion graphics in After Effects. Start learning today!
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Instructed by Phil Ebiner Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 20
  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
    Other: 1 min
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

You want to create more advanced motion graphics with Adobe After Effects, right?

It's great to have you here. I LOVE CREATING MOTION GRAPHICS with After Effects.

Maybe you know a little bit about After Effects, or maybe you're brand new to After Effects.

This course is perfect for anyone that wants to learn how to design their own creative graphics with After Effects.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I'm a professional motion graphics artist. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular After Effects courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

If you want to learn some cool effects very efficiently and quickly, then this is the course for you. - David Van Melkebeke

Phil does a great job of explaining how to create some really cool motion graphics by showing step by step how he created some fun and very useful motion graphics. I've been using After Effects for 5 years and have seen a bunch of tutorials, but I've found his tutorials to be outstanding as he takes you through from start to finish. - Scott Meister

I learned something new with each of the lessons, the instructor explains good and very clear, the production of the videos is very good and I had no problem. I RECOMMEND THE COURSE! - Jose Felipe Arana Garcia

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how use Adobe After Effects. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

You don't have to be an After Effects genius to be able to make amazing motion graphics. These video tutorials are at the perfect pace for beginners and intermediate After Effects users. 

The course starts with video tutorials on shape theory and techniques. We go over the basic process of creating shape motion graphics. Then we go dive deeper by using these shape layer animations to create professional motion graphic projects. I'm with you every step of the way, and am always available for questions.

BONUS: Follow along with a downloadable project files.

Knowing how to use Adobe After Effects is a great skill to have that is in demand and highly marketable.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil


What are the requirements?

  • Any version of After Effects (free trial is fine!)
  • Having taken my After Effects Complete Course is recommended for beginners.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Become After Effects Master!
  • Learn to be more creative while making motion graphics
  • Be able to replicate hip After Effects shape animations

What is the target audience?

  • After Effects users
  • Video Editors
  • Video makers
  • Designers

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Intro
01:20

Welcome to the After Effects shape layer course. We'll learn many advanced techniques for creating fun motion graphics. Enjoy the course!

11:17

In this lesson, we'll go over the basics of shape layers. This lesson is for After Effects beginners, but may be good for you motion graphic veterans as well.

For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com

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In this lesson, download all supplemental materials so that you can follow along with me in After Effects.

For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com

Section 2: Basic Shape Transformations
11:55

In this lesson, we'll cover the basics of fill & stroke properties.

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02:14

Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.

14:34

In this video tutorial, we'll go over the trim paths effect, which is one of the most important building blocks for this course. Using trim paths will help you create high-quality motion graphics like you see online and on television.

For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com

12:13

In this video tutorial, we'll cover the repeater effect. I'll show you how to speed up the process of creating motion graphics tenfold.

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09:55

In this video tutorial, I go over another shape layer effect, the wiggle effect. This effect makes lines and text wiggle!

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13:59

In this video tutorial, I go over the theory and practice of adding accents to your motion graphics. This is what will take your motion graphics to the next level. It's all about the details.

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Section 3: Real World Projects
12:27

In this video tutorial, we work on a project that uses accents.

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20:33

In this video tutorial, we do a project creating custom transitions with shapes.

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12:11

In this video tutorial, we work on a project that uses the repeater effect to create custom transitions in After Effects.

For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com

09:45

In this video tutorial, we create a cool text animation using trim paths and the Venetian Blinds effect. We also turn our text into shape layers, which is useful for certain applications.

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17:22

In this video tutorial, we work on a cool maps motion graphic project using the skills learned in this class.

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11:31

In this video tutorial, we go over the basics of the graph editor and use it in a project to create a bouncing ball. This video tutorial is taken from the Video School Online YouTube channel.

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08:28

In this video tutorial, we go over the basics of squeeze and stretch, using it in a project to create a bouncing ball. This video tutorial is taken from the Video School Online YouTube channel.

For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com

20:20

In this video tutorial, we go over the use of hipster circles (spheres with animated trim paths). This real world project is something you would see in an explainer video.

For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com

18:05

Check out this tutorial on creating a clean lower third graphic using the techniques we learned in this course. You can find more great tutorials for free at VideoSchoolOnline.com

More lower thirds from VideoHive: http://videohive.net/item/clean-lower-thirds/4152262?ref=philebiner

This After Effects tutorial will teach you how to recreate this clean lower thirds found on VideoHive. It is one of the most popular lower thirds, and I thought it would be great to teach people how to create themselves. You can also purchase it using the link above.

Section 4: Course Wrap Up
Thank You & What's Next
03:33
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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 170,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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