Adobe After Effects: The Complete Guide to After Effects
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Adobe After Effects: The Complete Guide to After Effects

The best After Effects guide to creating motion graphics and using special effects with Adobe After Effects.
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4.5 (1,280 ratings)
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30,422 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
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Price: $200
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Includes:
  • 12 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the ins and outs of After Effects
  • Animate your own motion graphics
  • Create your own amazing videos!
  • Improve your video quality with graphics
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Requirements
  • PC or Mac
  • Free Trial of After Effects
  • After Effects Creative Cloud, CS6, CS5, CS4, or CS3
Description

Course updated with brand new After Effects CC lessons!

You're here because you want to create video effects and motion graphics with Adobe After Effects, right?

It's great to have you here. I LOVE AFTER EFFECTS!

Maybe you're brand new to After Effects, or maybe you have a little experience.

This course is perfect for anyone that wants to learn After Effects from scratch to create your own graphics and make your videos better.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I'm a professional motion graphics artist and video creator. 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:

I tried to learned After Effects by other sources. Watch YouTube, Adobe and other websites. No much progress. After 2 days of this classes I see progress and result. I know, a lot more to learn, but so far I am happy what I bought. Thank you.

- Gala Howard

It was easy to follow. - Yasemin

he keeps it simple and I need it simple right now, like I'm a baby learning to walk...thanks - Robert Spearman

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?

Get ready to create motion graphics that will improve your video quality. If you've always wanted to learn how to use video effects and create custom motion graphics, you can learn After Effects right now.

Practice lessons will get you motivated and moving to your goals.

The lessons are meant to teach you how to think like a motion graphics/video effects artist. After Effects is a robust tool that is capable of creating almost any video effect out there. You'll learn all of the basics, intermediate, and some advanced techniques, from working with shapes, text, and textures to video effects, transitions, and 3d camera.

Here is a glimpse of what we'll be covering:

  • After Effects program layout + basics
  • Adding layers and working with transform tools
  • Creating unique shapes with motion
  • Masks and mask animations
  • 3d layers and animations
  • 3D cameras and camera animations
  • Working with Photoshop & After Effects
  • Video FX such as: page turns, fractal noise, color correction
  • Transitions such as: linear & radial wipes
  • Exporting with transparency
  • Exporting for YouTube
  • Green Screen editing in After Effects
  • Getting a Job with After Effects
  • and so much more!

Knowing After Effects is a great skill to have that is in demand and highly marketable. I've landed many jobs with the skills that I teach you in this course.

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


Who is the target audience?
  • Video Editors
  • Videographers
  • Filmmakers
  • Storytellers
  • Designers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 122 Lectures Collapse All 122 Lectures 12:00:28
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Course Introduction
3 Lectures 08:42
Let's go over everything this course has to offer with this course overview video.
Preview 05:10

Here are resources that you'll be using in this course.

Resources for this Course
01:31

In this lesson, you'll learn how to get a free trial of Adobe After Effects to use in this course.

Get a Free Trial of After Effects
02:01
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An Introduction to After Effects
9 Lectures 44:42

Welcome to a new section of the After Effects course. In this section, we'll dive right into the After Effects program and get comfortable.

Intro to the Basics Section
00:55

In this lesson, we'll go over the After Effects Program so you have a basic idea of what it does and how to navigate.
Preview 07:02

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

Important Message About Udemy Reviews
02:14

In this lesson, we'll learn how to start a new composition and learn about the different options for compositions.
Preview 06:45

In this lesson, we'll learn how to import footage into After Effects.
Preview 03:47

In this lesson, we'll learn about the basic tools in After Effects.
Preview 07:36

In this lesson, we'll learn about the basic layer transformations in After Effects.
Preview 06:10

In this lesson, we'll go over the timeline in After Effects.
Preview 08:01

Here's a quick After Effects tip on how to move your anchor points around more easily.

Anchor Point Tip - Snapping in Creative Cloud
02:12
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Basic Animations
11 Lectures 01:02:04
Welcome to a new section of the After Effects course. In this section, we'll learn how to animate with keyframes.
Intro to the Animating Section
01:10

In this lesson, we'll learn about keyframes - the building blocks of After Effects.
What are Keyframes?
06:27

In this lesson, we'll learn about animating position in After Effects.
Position Animations
10:54

In this lesson, we'll go over opacity animations.
Opacity Animations
04:48

In this lesson, we'll learn about adding size animations.
Size Animations
08:01

In this lesson, we'll learn how to add a rotation animation.
Rotation Animations
06:17

In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the Easy Ease effect to make our animations look more natural and have more flow.
Easy Ease - Intermediate Skill
03:57

In this video, I'll give you some advanced tips for how to add motion to your text in a smooth, natural way.

Smooth Text Motion
06:29

Welcome to your first challenge. In these challenges, I want you to try to replicate the animation with the skills you've learned so far in this course. In the follow-up lesson, I'll show you exactly how I do it!

For more great tips & tutorials, visit VideoSchoolOnline.com

Preview 01:33

Let's take a look how I did Challenge 1.

Challenge 1 - Basic Animations Tutorial
09:57

Here's a quick tip on how to deal with 'roving objects' that don't stay still even when it doesn't make sense to move!

Why does my object move between duplicate keyframes?!?
02:31
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Working with Solid Layers
9 Lectures 43:10

Welcome to a new section of the After Effects course. In this section, we'll learn how to create shapes with solid layers and masks.

Intro to the Solids Section
00:55

In this lesson, we'll dive into working with shapes in After Effects.
Working with Shapes
05:47

In this lesson, we'll learn how to create shapes with the mask tool.
Creating Shapes with Mask Tool
05:11

In this lesson, we'll learn how to edit the masks we've created.
Editing a Mask
05:43

In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the pen tool.
Using the Pen Tool
03:15

In this lesson, we'll learn how to add basic mask animations.
Mask Animations - Basic
07:22

In this lesson, we'll dive deeper into mask animations.
Mask Animations - Intermediate
06:27

Here is the challenge for this shapes/mask section.

In these challenges, I want you to try to replicate the animation with the skills you've learned so far in this course. In the follow-up lesson, I'll show you exactly how I do it!

For more great tips & tutorials, visit VideoSchoolOnline.com

Preview 01:14

Here's how I did challenge 2 myself.

Challenge 2 - Mask Animations Tutorial
07:16
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Working with Shape Layers
9 Lectures 01:34:57
Welcome to a new section of the After Effects course. In this section, we'll learn how to create and animate shapes.
Intro to the Shape Layers Section
01:20

In this video, you'll learn how to create shapes using the shape tool.

Using the Shape Tool
11:17

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn about editing the fill and stroke of a shape.

Shape Fill & Stroke
11:55

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn a great technique for animating shapes.

Editing Trim Paths
14:34

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn a great effect for quickly repeating shape animations.
The Repeater Effect
12:13

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to make your shapes wiggle, kind of like a sketch / write-on effect.
The Wiggle Paths Effect
09:55

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to quickly add accents to your animations.

Adding Accents
13:59

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to use the graph editor to improve the speed of your animations.

Using the Graph Editor
11:31

In this After Effects tutorial, you'll learn how to animate a dotted line. This could be great for a map animation or all kinds of animations.
Animate a Dotted Line in After Effects
08:13
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3D - Three Dimensions and After Effects
7 Lectures 43:05
Intro to the 3D Layers Section
00:56

In this lesson, we'll introduce 3D editing in After Effects.
3D in After Effects
05:58

In this lesson, we'll learn how to add 3D animations.
3D Animations - Basic Part 1
08:02

In this lesson, we'll continue to learn how to edit in 3D.
3D Animations - Basic Part 2
06:22

In this lesson, we'll practice some 3D editing.
3D Animations - Intermediate // The Dog House
12:24

Here's the third challenge - create a 3D rotating object!

In these challenges, I want you to try to replicate the animation with the skills you've learned so far in this course. In the follow-up lesson, I'll show you exactly how I do it!

For more great tips & tutorials, visit VideoSchoolOnline.com

Preview 00:59

Let's see how I did challenge 3 myself.

Challenge 3 - 3D Rotation Tutorial
08:24
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3D Camera Tool
5 Lectures 24:59

Welcome to a new section of the After Effects course. In this section, we'll learn how to add 3D camera moves to our compositions in After Effects.

Intro to the 3D Camera Section
00:43

In this lesson, we'll start learning about the 3D camera.
Using the Camera Tool - Part 1
09:25

In this lesson, we'll continue our work with the Camera Tool in After Effects.
Using the Camera Tool - Part 2
09:09

Challenge time! Try to replicate this 3D camera move!

Challenge 4 - 3D Camera
01:09

Let's dive into how I did challenge 4!

Challenge 4 - 3D Rotation Tutorial
04:33
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Layer Styles in After Effects
9 Lectures 26:42
Welcome to a new section of the After Effects course. In this section, we'll learn how to add style to our layers.
Intro to the Layer Styles Section
00:42

In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about drop shadows.
Layer Style - Drop Shadow
03:22

In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about inner shadows.
Layer Style - Inner Shadow
02:41

In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about glow.
Layer Style - Glow
04:13

In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about beveling and embossing.
Layer Style - Bevel and Emboss
02:42

In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about adding overlays.
Layer Style - Overlays
03:25

In this lesson, we'll go over how to apply a layer style in After Effects. Today, we'll learn about adding a stroke.
Layer Style - Stroke
02:07

I challenge you! This time, I challenge you to recreate this awesome layer style animation. In the next video, I'll show you exactly how I do it!

Challenge 5 - Layer Style Animations
00:40

Let's dive into how I did challenge 5!

Challenge 5 - Layer Style Animations Tutorial
06:50
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Green Screen (Chromakeying) in After Effects
7 Lectures 35:37

Welcome to a new section of the After Effects course. In this section, we'll learn how to edit green screen footage in After Effects.

Intro to the Green Screen Section
00:51

In this lesson, we'll cover the basic color key in After Effects.
Green Screen Basics
04:45

In this lesson, we'll learn about the very powerful Keylight 1.2 effect.
Keylight 1.2 Effect
04:51

In this lesson, we'll learn how adding a background can improve our green screen videos.
Adding a Background
05:31

In this lesson, we'll learn how cropping our video can help with green screen editing.
Cropping and Green Screen
05:26

In this lesson, we'll learn how to use color correction to improve our green screen videos.
Color Correction and Green Screen
03:31

In this lesson, we'll wrap up our lessons about green screen.
Green Screen Wrap Up
10:42
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Working with Visual Effects & Presets
7 Lectures 38:14
Welcome to a new section of the After Effects course. In this section, we'll learn how to use some of my favorite effects in After Effects.
Intro to the Effects Section
00:51

In this lesson, we'll dive into our effects bin. Today, we'll talk about preset text effects including animating in and animating out your text.
Text - Preset Animations
06:24

In this lesson, we'll learn about the CC Page Turn effect. This effect is great for making layers (images, text, compositions) flip like a page from a book.
Advanced Effect - CC Page Turn
06:28

In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the fractal noise effect.
Advanced Effect - Fractal Noise
07:35

In this lesson, we'll learn how to use the CC Star Burst effect to create a beautiful starfield.
How to Make Stars - CC Star Burst
03:59

In this lesson, we'll learn about the different wipe transitions - linear wipe and radial wipe.
Radial and Linear Wipe Effects
05:36

In this lesson, we'll learn about the color correction option in After Effects.
Color Correction Options in After Effects
07:21
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About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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Best Selling Instructor, 230,000+ 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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