Dive into Adobe After Effects 1: Learn the Basics
What you'll learn
- navigate through the After Effects program
- open new compositions with the right settings
- add and edit text, shape, photos, and other elements to a composition
- To follow along, you'll need a copy of After Effects. This could be a free trial version or any other full version (Creative Cloud, CS6, CS5, CS4, etc)
You want to start using After Effects, right?
If you've never opened (or opened and immediately closed) After Effects, you're in the right place.
This is the first part in my 3-part Dive Into After Effects series. I created this series to make learning how to use After Effects as easy as possible.
You learn by doing.
In the Dive Into After Effects series, you'll follow along and work on your own project while learning.
What makes me qualified to teach you?
My name is Phil. I am 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 am new to after Effects and this course is so easy to follow. Good Job! - Sequin Frederick
Excellent course for a beginner like me! A step by step guide. - Fairuz Nabilah
I enjoyed this course and found it very helpful to explain the basics. Phil went through things clearly and through the videos I was able to catch some of the skills that i have been struggling with. I would recommend this for anyone starting After Effects - June Beveridge
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 learning After Effects for beginners. 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?
After Effects is an amazing program that can help you create motion graphics, visual effects, and titles that make your videos better, but it can be intimidating to try out. In this 45-minute course, you'll learn the basics of using After Effects: understand the program layout, learn how to use the tools, get comfortable with using the timeline. We'll cover everything from opening up After Effects for the first time, importing assets, and creating your very first composition.
This class is perfect for video creators, designers, and everyone who wants to learn After Effects in an un-intimidating way. No prior knowledge or experience is required! By the end of the class, you'll have the basic knowledge to start creating projects and dive even further into the world of After Effects.
Create a title card within After Effects. This assignment will teach you how to create a new composition, use the basic After Effects tools, arrange layers in your sequence, and use layer properties to change the scale, position, transparency, and rotation of your objects.
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!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone who has never used After Effects. This is a very basic course for new users.
- This course is for anyone that likes learning by doing. We'll work together to create a title card for your favorite brand (or your own brand).
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more about phil
My professional background is in video production and editing. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in 2011. Since then, I've worked on thousands of projects that have appeared in movie theaters, film festivals, television and online.
Today, I create all kinds of things from photographs that can be seen on my Instagram to homemade sourdough bread that feeds my family. Who knows where life will take me. But I know wherever I am, I'll be creating.
Since 2012, I've been creating online courses that over two million students from around the world have taken. Course topics include everything from photography and video to design and business courses. If I can't teach it , I collaborate with other experts who share their skills with absolute beginners.
I can't wait to see you in class!
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