After Effects CC Masterclass: Complete After Effects Course
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After Effects CC Masterclass: Complete After Effects Course

Learn After Effects CC to improve your videos with professional motion graphics and visual effects.
4.5 (8,015 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 26 hours on-demand video
  • 12 articles
  • 18 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Includes CC 2020 Updates!
  • You will know how to use After Effects to make your videos better than ever
  • You will be comfortable using After Effects - even if you're a beginner
  • Know how to create a video project from start to finish in After Effects
  • Create professional motion graphics that improve your videos
  • Add creative visual effects to your video projects
  • Export high quality videos from After Effects and know how to use it with Premiere Pro efficiently
  • You will have the full support of an instructor who loves teaching
Requirements
  • You should have Adobe After Effects installed so you can follow along with the course lessons. We'll be using the Creative Cloud version of After Effects, but you can do many of the lessons in a previous version if you don't have After Effects CC.
  • You DO NOT need any experience with After Effects. This course is for beginners and assumes you don't have any experience with the program.
Description

Master After Effects Motion Graphics with the easiest-to-follow course on Udemy!

Updated with the latest CC 2020 release.

"I went into this not knowing basically anything and came away with tons of knowledge!"
- Louis Matarazzo, Phil's After Effects student

Join this Adobe After Effects CC course to have fun while learning quickly!

If you are looking to make your videos better, adding motion graphics and visual effects is the way to do that. After Effects CC is used by professionals across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries, feature films. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start making your own videos come to life.

Make videos the way you imagine them!

Practice while you learn. This course includes practice files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

By the end of the course, you'll have finished dozens of real world projects to build your confidence.

I'll be teaching the course using the Creative Cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, etc - Mac or PC), you can still learn with this course.

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 400,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these:

Phil Ebiner's "The Complete Guide to After Effects," is a wonderful and comprehensive course to dive into this Program, and get started with creating our own animations.
- Cavett Robert

Very comprehensive, easy to follow course.

- Dragan Vukicevic

Phil is a g a great instructor who is always willing to help. The way he lays out the course is simple and easy to understand.
-Patrick Gilmour
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 CC 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:

  • Getting comfortable with After Effects CC

  • Starting a new composition

  • Using the basic tools

  • Working in the After Effects CC timeline

  • Adding shape and text layers

  • Animating position, scale, rotation, and opacity

  • Working with shape layers and masks

  • Real world projects such as lower thirds and bumpers

  • Motion graphics principles and best practices

  • Using video effects and presets to speed up workflow

  • Green screen and chromakey removal

  • Visual effects and rotoscoping

  • Motion tracking and video stabilization

  • Creating unique transitions

  • Exporting your projects

  • and so much more!

Knowing After Effects CC 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 this course is for:
  • Anyone looking to use After Effects to improve their videos
  • Videographers, video producers, video editors
  • Motion graphics artists and graphic designers
  • YouTubers and vloggers
  • Businesses that use video as part of their marketing strategy
Course content
Expand all 212 lectures 26:04:37
+ Introduction
5 lectures 17:07

Welcome to the Adobe After Effects CC course! Learn how this course works, and how to make it a great experience for you!

Preview 02:34

In this lesson, you can download all of the course project files. 

Preview 00:44

In this lesson of the Adobe After Effects CC course, you're going to dive right in and animate your name! Sounds fun, right? Don't worry, just follow all of the steps I'm doing and you'll be fine.

Preview 06:58

Do you have an effect you want to learn? Here's where you can submit your ideas.

Preview 00:29
+ After Effects Basics
9 lectures 56:07

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll get oriented to the After Effects workspace. Learn where the main tools and menus are. Learn about the major panels and windows such as the project, effects controls, composition, and timeline panels. 

By the end of this lesson, my goal is that you feel confident jumping right in to starting your first composition.

Preview 05:39

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, learn how to start a new composition - choosing the right settings so you have a sequence that matches your quality. Also learn how to make adjustments to the composition panel itself, so you have a better playback experience.

Preview 08:15

This CC 2018 update allows you to easily create a composition from footage to match settings.

CC 2018 Update: Starting a New Composition from Footage
01:55

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to import media assets into After Effects. This is how you import things like photos, videos, graphics, audio files, etc. to work on in your project. You'll also learn about adding these assets to your timeline - and what you can do with them once they're there.

Preview 05:08

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to start using the tools in After Effects. These tools include:

  • Selection
  • Move
  • Rotation
  • Shape & Mask
  • Pen
  • Zoom
  • Pan Behind / Anchor Point Tool
  • Text
Preview 10:20

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to create the perfect square or circle. You'll also learn how to align any layer to the center of your composition. Plus, you'll learn how to change shape layer colors.

Create a Perfect Square or Circle, Alignment, and Colors
03:04

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to navigate the timeline, such as trimming the comp work area, zooming in and out, turning on and off individual layers, soloing a single layer, and better organization tips.

The Timeline
10:59

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn about layer properties, and how to adjust things like position, scale, rotation, opacity, and anchor point.

Layer Transformations
08:57
Instructor Note - Get More Resources and Tips
01:50
+ Animating with Keyframes
7 lectures 45:56

In this lesson of the Adobe After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to create an animation. We'll be using keyframes to animation the opacity of a layer. By understanding how to animate with keyframes, you'll know the basic building block of the most complex animations.

Adding and Editing Keyframes + Opacity Animations
07:35

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to animate several properties of a layer such as position, size, and rotation.

Position, Size, and Rotation Animations
05:17

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to make animations look even better and more natural with easy ease and motion blur.

Make Animations Better with Easy Ease and Motion Blur
04:21

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to make your animations look even better by playing with the speed of things using the graph editor.

Advanced Animations with the Graph Editor
05:32

It's time to challenge yourself to create a 'real world' animation using the skills you have. In this After Effects CC challenge, create a bouncing ball animation.

Challenge: Bouncing Ball Animation
01:01

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll follow along with the solution to my bouncing ball animation.

Solution: Bouncing Ball Animation
20:20
Get More Video Resources & Tips
01:50
+ Shapes and Solid Layers
4 lectures 23:09

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to use solid layers. You'll also learn the difference between solids and shape layers - specifically about how masks are applied to solids.

Working with Solid Layers
07:07

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn more about working with shape layers, including adding dashes to your stroke, and editing the path.

Working with Shapes
06:24

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to apply layer styles to layer like drop shadow, inner shadow, bevel and emboss, and gradients.

Layer Styles - Drop Shadows, Bevel & Emboss, and Gradients
03:44

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to add shape effects such as a wiggle effect, trim path animation to a stroke, and even how to group effects.

Shape Effects
05:54
+ Important After Effects Skills
10 lectures 50:48

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to easily make layers appear and disappear with a track matte animation.

Track Mattes: Make Layers Appear and Disappear
08:37

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to easily group multiple layers to use in other compositions.

Pre-Compositions: Grouping Layers Together
05:34

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to quickly reverse any animation in just 3 steps - and no keyframes!

Quickly Reversing Animations
02:14

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to affect time - speeding up and slowing down your video, creating custom freeze frames, and much more!

Freeze Frames, Remapping, Reversing Time
05:54

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to use blend modes, which affects how layers look when on top of each other. With these blend modes, you can even create a cut out effect with video showing through your text!

Blend Modes
06:05

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to quickly stabilize your footage right within After Effects with the warp stabilizer effect.

Stabilizing Footage
04:04

This CC 2018 update allows you to preview and favorite fonts easier than ever!

CC 2018 Update: Previewing and Favoriting Fonts
00:46
CC 2019 Update: Responsive Design
03:36
CC 2019 Update: Content Aware Fill
04:34
CC 2019 Update: Create Motion Graphics Templates to Use in Premiere Pro
09:24
+ Motion Graphics Projects
9 lectures 01:36:24

Welcome to this new section, where we'll be working through a number of real-world projects using the skills you've learned so far!

Intro to Real World Projects
00:53

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to implement your skills in a new real world project. This is a clean lower third that can be used for any type of video.

Project: Clean Lower Third
09:22

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to implement your skills in a new real world project. This is a colorful transition that makes any video transition more fun and exciting.

Project: Colorful Transition
16:59

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to implement your skills in a new real world project. In this project, you'll learn how to make it look like your text is working with your video environment.

Project: Text with Mask Transition
10:05

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to implement your skills in a new real world project. In this project, you'll learn how to design a text message 'pop on' effect.

Project: Text Bubble Pop-Up Animation
13:39

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to implement your skills in a new real world project. This is part 1 of the weather app user design animation. In this lesson, we'll be designing the app right within After Effects.

Project: Weather App User Design Animation - Part 1
16:41

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to implement your skills in a new real world project. This is part 2 of the weather app user design animation. In this lesson, we'll be animating the app portion of the project.

Project: Weather App User Design Animation - Part 2
08:21

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to implement your skills in a new real world project. This is part 3 of the weather app user design animation. In this lesson, we'll be adding details such as motion and a reflection of the phone itself.

Project: Weather App User Design Animation - Part 3
06:59

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to implement your skills in a new real world project. This is a logo reveal, perfect for video openers, bumpers, and intros.

Project: Simple Logo Reveal
13:25
+ Flat Animation Challenge
2 lectures 27:41
Think of one of your favorite memories. Design it in After Effects and add some sort of subtle animation.
Design Your Own Flat Animation Scene
1 question

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how Phil designs his own flat animation scene using just shape layers.

Designing My Flat Animation Scene
12:39

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to make motion graphic fireworks in After Effects.

Animating Fireworks with a Repeater Shape
15:02
+ Green Screen (Chromakeying)
4 lectures 27:14

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to remove a green screen background with the Keylight 1.2 effect. You'll also learn how to fix any issues with spotting and distortion from removing a green screen background.

Remove Green Screen with Keylight 1.2
06:46

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to add a background to your green screen video, and how to make it look natural with positioning, sizing, and color correction.

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground + Parenting
07:55

Learn how to add motion to a still photo with the puppet tool.

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool
06:26

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to use the ripple effect to add subtle motion to leaves in a photograph.

Adding Motion to the Background Photo with Ripple Effect
06:07
+ 3D Animations and the Camera Tool
5 lectures 40:51

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll dive into the world of 3D. While After Effects is not a three-dimensional program, you can still work within 3D space. That's what will be covered in this lecture - including how to use the camera tool and view options.

3D in After Effects + The Camera Tool and Views
10:04

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll create a swinging text animation that helps explain 3D in After Effects.

Swinging 3D Rotating Text Animation + Null Objects
12:11
Building a 3D Composition
05:47

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll animate the 3D space scene with a null object and a camera move.

Animating in 3D Space
07:38

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to create stars in After Effects.

Creating Stars in After Effects
05:11
+ Rotoscoping
3 lectures 21:49

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to use the rotoscope tool to separate something in the foreground from the background. This is a great way to cut out moving objects in your video without green screen.

Make a Selection with the Rotoscope Tool
06:55

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to clean up the edges of your rotoscope selection.

Cleaning Up Edges
07:21

In this lesson of the After Effects CC course, you'll learn how to animate the advertisement shot that we used in this section.

Putting Rotoscoping to Work
07:33