Video Transitions in After Effects. After Effects Template
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Design video transitions in After Effects. Create and package After Effects templates for sale or use.
4.8 (62 ratings)
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2,877 students enrolled
Created by Andrzej Pach
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create several interesting transitions in After Effects
  • Build re-usable and sellable After Effects project files
  • Learn essential techniques in After Effects CS6, CC, CC 2015
  • Understand how to prepare and use transitions
  • Prepare After Effects templates
  • Work on the attached project files
  • Enhance your videos with animations and motion graphic techniques
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  • After Effects CS5, CS 5.5, CS6, CC or CC2015 installed. (You can use a 30-day free trial)
  • Willing to learn new animation techniques
  • Beeing curious about After Effects templates

Learn how to design beautiful video transitions and prepare a template file in After Effects. This course will teach you a complete workflow of preparing, arranging and creating animations as a template. Project Files of the actual transitions are included, ready for your usage!

This course teaches you how to DESIGN TRANSITIONS and prepare an AFTER EFFECTS TEMPLATE for sale or reuse.

After Effects allows you to create engaging animations and motion graphics. The program is very versatile and learning how to properly use it will allow you to enhance your video projects and take on freelance jobs for your clients. After Effects skills, video editing and animation is highly in demand, so as creating short transition interruptions during videos.

Some of the things that will be covered during the course:

  • Create a After Effects template
  • Create several interesting video transitions
  • Learn how to use and edit transitions for your videos
  • Lean how designers make AE templates for sale
  • Keyboard shortcuts and often used After Effects tricks

...and a lot more After Effects tricks while preparing this design.

Why should you learn to make Transitions?

  • Every video designer / youtubber uses them
  • It's an trending market with high demand
  • They are quick to prepare, customizable
  • Quick & fun workflow in After Effects
  • You can use them for private projects
  • You can earn money with them
  • They enhance any kind of video

...these are only the few perks which transitions bring to your videos and projects.

Sell your Template and learn After Effects along the way:

Don't wait for anyone and start doing After Effects projects today! The techniques which I teach will allow you to use the program in a wide range of projects. The animations are trendy, good looking and in high demand for video creators, youtubers, designers, etc. Once you do your initial projects you will get a hang of it and make After Effects one of your primary design tools.

So what are you waiting for...Enroll Now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to design and prepare video transitions
  • Designers wondering how to make After Effects Templates
  • Students who want to sell their animations
  • After Effects & Motion graphics enthusiasts
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
4 Lectures 11:17

Let me briefly introduce the content of this After Effects course where you will learn how to create templates and video transitions for usage in your own or clients videos over and over again. This After Effects knowledge can be applied again in the future to create more templates for resale.

Preview 00:59

If you have any trouble at all learning After Effects I have several options which will get you closer to understanding this software. I have recorded short lesson with an general overwiew on After Effects and an extensive 5-hour course teching you everything you should learn before you get started with advanced stuff.

Preview 01:08

This After Effects CS6 CC and CC2015 lesson is intended to teach you the neccesary AE basics to get you going. With help of those basic informations you will easier understand what is going on during the more advanced lessons.

Preview 09:10

Here are all the neccesary After Effects project files for AE CC, CC2015 and CS6 for your usage.

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Design different transitions
7 Lectures 53:27

In this lesson we will prepare our first After Effects transition for our template.

Preview 09:08

This transition will involve usage of downloaded files in order to create an unique, custom tailored transition suited to our scheme.

Preview 07:46

We continue our transition journey and prepare another unique animation with help of shape layers in After Effects. This will get us closer to finish our After Effects template.

Transition 3: Ribbon worm

Brushy brushy is here! In this cool After Effects CS6, CC, CC2015 transition we will create a pattern by ourselves (or you can download it from the available assets in the download section) and use that to create a totally custom transition for our video content.

Transition 4: Brushy

The 5th transition will wrap up the basics and first part of this course with a clean and simple reveal. We will use shape layers, keyframes, position, scale and rotation properties in order to create this motion graphics design.

Transition 5: Middle

This is a new lesson I recorded in June 2016 to update the course content with new material. It's a quick and simple technique to master a liquified / toxic animation spreading from the middle of the screen. Nice After Effects tricks shown by the way :)

Transition 6: Toxic

Here I want to show you a quick technique to create a fish-eye transition. We work with circles but the middle of the screen doesn't quite get revealed with a circle, and that's what is cool about this transition!

Transition 7: Fish Eye

Simple questions to heat your grey cells!

Do you remember?
2 questions
Make a re-usable & sellable template
7 Lectures 43:30

This will be the first lesson from our second part of the course. We will learn together how to prepare COLOR CONTROL layers. Color controls in After Effects will allow us to change colors of certain layers all at once in one place.

Add a Color Control Layer

Since the content gets into details I have splitted this lesson in 2 parts. Learning how to create those color controls will prepare to create After Effects templates now and in the future. There will be a bunch of useful shortcuts and techniques involved.

Add a Global Color Control Layer

With this lecture I want to guide you through the COLOR CONTROL layer creation process for transition 3. If you found it troublesome to perform the steps shown in the previous lessons alone, open up After Effects and follow this one.

How I Added a Color Control Layer

In this lecture I will teach you about Blending Modes and Track Mattes in After Effects. This will be a quick guide which will teach you the essential basics of those two functions and techniques.

Briefly about Blending & Track Mattes

The next step in our template-creation process for After Effects will be creating interesting reveal layers for all transitions. We will only have to create this step once and copy it over to all transitions to have beautiful possibilities of revealing our screen again.

Add Reveal layers

In this lesson I would like to take you through the creative process of adding another hand drawn reveal animation.

Add a Custom Reveal

If you perhaps have trouble doing that on your own, you can follow me and my screen on how I did add those REVEAL layers to all our After Effects transitions and animations.

Apply the Reveal Layers to all Transitions

This quiz should reinforce the learning and impregnate the knowledge you acquired until now!

Do you recall?
2 questions
How to use & render the template
3 Lectures 15:31

This will be a technique I want to teach you which includes using Track Mattes in After Effects. Not only blending modes but aswell track mattes allow us to achieve amazing effets with 1-click tricks. Find out how you can reveal one video with another video!

Reveal one video with another video

Here I can show you how the person who has the template can use those transitions in order to add them into their After Effects projects or video editing work.

RE-usage (in After Effects, Premier Pro, exporting comps etc.)

How can this template be used within Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, in your videos, client videos. What else is possible will be shown in this lecture.

RE-usage (for YouTubers, videos, by clients etc.)
3 Lectures 03:36

Show off to me and fellow students what did you create with a GIF or screenshot of your After Effects work, I will be glad to verify, give hints, or simply be amazed by what you did!

GIF / Screenshot your work

At this point I would like to give you a big high five and thank for holding out until the end and probably applying the taught techniques! If you found the course interesting and informative I will be happy if you could share a review. Thank you for participation!

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
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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!