The After Effects CC 2017: Make Professional Lower Thirds Titles Course!
Adding lower thirds titles to an edit will increase the production value of the video, but creating professional looking lower thirds that animate with multiple layers is very difficult to do in programs like Premiere Pro, or other editing programs. Utilizing masking techniques inside Adobe After Effects can create impressive looking, high quality titles that will take your video edits to the next level. You will learn some of the same techniques used in broadcast television commercials and large budget web content.
This course will start off by walking you through the basics of After Effects to bring you up to speed, this will include a quick overview of the various panel windows, as well as instruction on creating a basic lower thirds graphic, to teach you the fundamentals. From there, over several lessons, we'll walk you through how to create 2 additional professional and dynamic looking lower thirds titles, using 2 different methods.
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Your instructor for this course is Will Bartlett. He has been using After Effects since 2006 for commercials, feature films, and animated creative projects. He is the founder of an established video production company in Toronto Canada, and has been the Visual Effects Supervisor and Lead Visual Effects Artist on hundreds of projects including feature films and television commercials.
If you’re a complete beginner at After Effects, you will be able to follow along and learn how to create professional looking titles, however, if you’re looking to learn other techniques and functions of After Effects, please check out our other course titled “After Effects CC: For Beginners” where you will get a complete overview of After Effects.
If you don’t have After Effects, you can still take advantage of this course by downloading a free 30 day trial off of Adobe’s website. Thanks for checking this course out and I hope to see you in there!
In this first introductory lesson, you'll learn a bit about the instructor as well as some info about what the course will provide.
In this lesson, students will get an overview of the After Effects panel windows so that people who have never used After Effects before will be able to follow along.
In this lesson, students will learn to create a basic lower thirds title from scratch inside After Effects to learn the fundamentals. Later in the course, we will create higher-end looking professional lower thirds titles.
This lecture will focus on creating a background layer to the basic lower thirds title and then incorporating a simple animation.
This lesson will focus on some final steps in creating a basic lower thirds title inside Adobe After Effects CC.
In this lecture we will explore how to make some changes to the existing basic lower thirds title in order for it to blend better with the background.
In this lesson, students will learn how to create a professional lower thirds title from scratch using Adobe After Effects CC.
This is part 2 of our professional lower thirds title from scratch lesson. This will be the final touches before exporting our finished professional lower thirds title!
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In this lesson, students will learn how to export their newly created lower thirds title with an alpha channel in order to use it properly in other editing programs.
This lesson will focus on the beginning steps to creating a 2nd professional looking lower thirds title with a different style. We'll use Shape layers instead of solid layers for the next few lessons and you'll learn why using shape layers can be very effective when working with multiple background mattes or shapes.
Part 2 of our 2nd style professional looking lower thirds title using shape layers
This lesson is part 3 of our 2nd style professional looking lower thirds title using shape layers.
In this final lesson, students will learn some additional masking techniques inside After Effects that can be used to enhance and create other animations you work on in the future!
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