After Effects Beginner - Typography Reveal in After Effects
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After Effects Beginner - Typography Reveal in After Effects

After Effects Basics 4 beginners - Design Your First Complete After Effects motion project in CS6 CC
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Created by Andrew Pach
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create a nice typographic animation
  • Get familar with motion graphic design
  • Learn a proper workflow in After Effects
  • Learn useful After Effects Shortcuts
  • Have After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6 or CC installed
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe software will be of course useful
  • An Open Mind to Get the Animation Done!

In this course I want to guide you through a nice technique for making a modern & trendy typography project in After Effects which you can easily learn for Yourself and replicate. You will learn how to form, build and reveal a word or logo using custom created lines and giving them a seamless motion. The course is perfect for any beginner to gain essential motion design skills, and more advanced users to learn a new animation technique which will sure come in handy. After Effects is the #1 program when it comes to complete animations and no matter wether you use After Effects CS6 or After Effects CC the animation will work perfectly on both versions. This animation could be used to reveal some text to make an animated kinetic typography video, to reveal an object / shape or anything you imagine.

Newbie friendly! Learn After Effects basics in no time. This course doesn't require any prior knowledge and will let you dive straight into motion graphic design and teach you valuable skills and keyboard shortcuts along the way! It's always useful to learn Adobe suite programs, and harnessing after effects may be the best thing you can do in the ever chaning video animation world.

Biggest benefits of the class:

  • Keybord shortcut usage displayed
  • No experience or knowledge required
  • You will understand kinetic typography a bit
  • You will complete a project and render it out
  • Learn a quick and fun workflow in After Effects
  • Get familiar with AE CS6 and AE CC overall
  • Valuable tricks and techniques you can use in future designs
  • Allows you to get familar with motion graphic design and hopefully start loving it!

We will be using and covering topics like:

  • Precomposing objects
  • Keyframing animations
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Usage of the graph editor to ease our animation
  • Adding various properties to layers to enhance their visual appearance

I'm ready if you are - let's dive intro after effects and start the work... Enroll now!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to begin creating professional animations in After Effects
  • Video Editors, filmmakers, photographers who would like to get started with motion graphics
  • If you work with ScreenFlow, Camtasia, Screen-o-matic and other recording software motion graphic skills is something you want to get familar with
  • designers and animation enthusiasts
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 01:19:29
5 lectures 15:58

In case you would like to watch once again the promo video for this Motion Graphics course on how to prepare a typographic line logo animation in After Effects feel free to do so at any time. Thank you and have fun!

Preview 01:07

For this class to be really efficient you need to take action and work on the #assignment I will be leading out to you! Participate in the class and take part in the discussions in the discussion board inside the course to talk with me and any student!

Preview 00:55

With this lesson I would like you to "jump into the water" with After Effects. I will introduce you to one of your first animations to create which will help you understand the workflow and general movement through After Effects.

Preview 03:56

Not everyone is on the same knowledge level in After Effects. I do not know your background in graphic design, online teaching, animation, motion graphics experience so you have to lean your hand towards me. This is a beginners class in After Effects Motion Graphics Deisgn and I cover the animation step-by-step, but you might always run intro troubles or have some questions. That's why I'm here as Your instructor! If you have any question or troubles completing the animation post it right away in the discussion board and I will be happy to help you out in Your beginners journey!

Preview 00:50

For everyone who doesn't know After Effects at all or is just at the beginner level I have recorded this introductory lesson so you get a bit familar with the program itself and with it's navigation. I will cover mostly the things that we will talk about while designing the animation itself so you will already have basic understanding on what's going on and how to approach certain tasks!

Preview 09:10
5 lectures 35:28

Here you can download the neccesary resources if you want to have a reference while working on the project in this class.

Resources for download
1 page

We need to make the first baby steps in our 101 series for creating the typographic line logo reveal in After Effects. For that we will make a new composition, a new solid fill layer to work as a background for us and we will set all the parameters for a Full HD quality animation flowing 30 frames per second!

Preview 03:58

In this after effects motion graphic animation desgin tutorial we will work to create the shapes and outlines for the animation we plan. We will work extensively with the pen tool (G) and try to correct out mistake with the direct selection tool (V). I will highlight all the shortcuts I'm using to make the work easier for you.

Outline Your Concept

Keyframing is an essential task in After Effects and it's a perfect moment to strat learning it with this easy to follow lesson! Open up After Effects no matter if you have CS 5, CS 5.5, CS6, or CC and start keyframing the design!

Keyframe the Animation

This design will not be complete until we make a few final adjustments. Drop in with me to Your project and continue working. We need to add some strokes, fade the actual design in and out and check if everything is nicely balanced and works well with the word we chose!

Spice Up the Design

Quick quiz to refresh your mind and test your knowledge!

Do you recall?
1 question
+ BONUS SECTION. Answers To Student Questions
2 lectures 05:07

After Effects and overall video animation softare uses keyframes to change values of different properties over time and interpolate between those values. In this short answer I want to explain a few basic informations about keyframes.

Q1. What is a Keyframe?

With this essential tutorial I want to teach you what does the Region of Interest in After Effects do and what can we use it for. With help of that I will show you how to adjust the size of your current composition to perfectly fit the objects you have in them. Often you do want to set keyframes on composition in order to be able to place things inside those comps so they do not get changed.

Crop Composition to any size with Region of Interest
+ BONUS SECTION: Course Updates & Little Design Challenges for Curious Users!
3 lectures 17:30

This is a little bonus design experience I would like to share with you. From time to time we have to prepare a design in After Effects that would seem counter-intuitive to make as a graphic designer. Designing in AE is not the same as drawing in Pohotoshop where all the tools are straightforward. I want to show you a technique of making patterns with the repeater in motion graphic software.

Bonus: Creating a pattern over another object with Repeater

In this lecture I would like to show you a simple approach on a minimal title opener / lower third animation. We will animate a shape layer to showcase a line going form the top of the screen towards its bottom and revealing text along the way. A few cool After Effects tricks will be included and a few track mattes sprinkled along in this design. Let's do this project together and ease some keyframes in it!

Simple One Line Title Animation

With this crispy lecture I wish to inform and teach you about the wonderful  Puppet Pin Tool in Adobe After Effects. With help of this splendid tool  we are able to animate any PNG image we like 

The Power of Puppet Pin Tool!
+ Conclusion
3 lectures 04:26

I want to show you an easy way to export a video production to a GIF file which you can use across the web with a small file size. After Effects doesn't allow us to render the frames straight as a GIF but with help of photoshop or some online converters this will be no problem.

Rendering and Exporting To GIF

My humble thanks to you for taking part in the class and participating in the entire project. A 101 class means that it's an basic level / entry class to the matter but I'm sure you will like and love the topics covered here. If you finished up the class it would mean the world to me if you'd leave me a review to help me grow here on Udemy and to say "Thanks mate, high five!", that would be awesome!

Thank You!

Here I would like to share the current lowest available price for my online courses in case you are interested in more of my content! Thank you for being here, staying until the end and checking out my other courses! I highly appreciate that. Thank you

Bonus Lecture: Continue to learn!