After Effects CC 2020: Complete Course from Novice to Expert
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After Effects CC 2020: Complete Course from Novice to Expert

Create stunning Motion Graphics, VFX Visual Effects & VFX Compositing with hands-on tutorials & 50+ practice projects.
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Created by Louay Zambarakji
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 31 hours on-demand video
  • 47 articles
  • 47 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to use all of After Effects CC - in a dynamic, hands on approach.
  • Work with the latest Responsive Design Techniques
  • Create Motion Graphics to enhance your videos using a step by step, easy-to-use method.
  • Boost your creativity by completing 50+ Practice Activities and projects from simple to complex.
  • Practice compositing techniques to achieve stunning video effects.
  • Master Visual Time Effects on Videos and Motion Graphics.
  • How to use specialized visual effects such Motion Tracking, Camera Tracking, Chromakeying, Rotoscoping, Stabilizing and many more…
  • Work in 3D space with Cameras, Lights and Shadows and practice your new skills with 3D Motion Graphics Projects.
  • How to Import and animate Illustrator Vector Graphics.
  • Create advanced Type Animation in 2D & 3D – cool stuff only in After Effects.
  • And much more for you to become an expert in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects and Compositing
Requirements
  • No Prior Knowledge of After Effects, Visual Effects or Motion Graphics Required
  • A working copy of After Effects CC 2020 or CC 2019
  • All project files are available in After Effects CC 2020, CC 2019 and CC 2018
  • Backward compatibility up to After Effects CC 2013 for all projects
Description

The Most Comprehensive, Bestselling  and Highest Rated After Effects Complete Course with over 440+ Lectures and 31+ hrs of Video.

Updated to include with the latest Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Techniques.

New Sections added periodically to give you the BESTSELLING and HIGHEST RATED COMPLETE Adobe After Effects Course. The Ultimate Learning Experience with Hands On Practice Activities and Their Tutorials to cement and expand your learning. 

After Effects CC: The Complete After Effects CC Course from Beginner to Advanced.

Top Up-Voted Review:

Adama Sy - This is the most satisfying video course I ever purchased. It's not only about After Effects, it's the knowledge and the will to share the knowledge and everything he knows that makes this course so interesting and important to anyone willing to understand After Effects in all areas. Thank you Louay, You are a great teacher and I recommend to anyone all your courses. 

Ernst Pierre - I don't want to start like others saying this is the best course in AE available here on Udemy, I think it's even better than that, this course is hmm! ... I cannot find any words. The content is great, the lecturer is awesome, the TIME TO RESPOND from the instructor is unbelievable, it's like he is just here waiting for your questions to reply (last time he replied me in 5 minutes).

Folks, if you can afford it, don't have a second thought just pay for this course because you won't only learn how to create great motion - animation, you will also learn the mechanism behind it and how to play around to boost your creativity. Furthermore, besides learning AE, Louay will also inspire you to be a better learner. In a whole, if you want to see how awesome you can be just take this course and after only few lectures you will be amazed to see how amazing you are and can be...

Sir! Man... you are just something else. 


Restructured, Repackaged to give you an Ultimate Learning Experience.

Motion Graphics and Visual Effects are becoming increasingly valuable and important in any video created. Learning how to create these animations using Adobe After Effects has become essential. Talents to create these kind of animations and effects are more and more in demand. It is also an easy way to earn money as a freelancer or resell your packaged animations on hundreds of sites on the web.


Learn and Master Motion Graphics and Visual Effects in After Effects in this Comprehensive Course:

  • Understand the concepts behind Animation Techniques

  • Learn how to Design, Animate, and Sequence complete Motion Graphics Projects

  • Work with all the transformations basic and beyond

  • Learn easy, yet powerful, techniques to create the most complex animations

  • Create Stunning Visual Effects using Build in Effects (no expensive third party plugins)

  • Apply specialized effects such as Rotoscoping, Chromakeying, Camera Tracking and many more


Mastering After Effects

Learning the fundamentals and beyond of Motion Graphics and Visual Effects using Adobe After Effects is a very powerful tool at your fingertips.

You will go through creating useful and practical animations and learn how to use simple and complex animation techniques. This is not the type of ‘Tips and Tricks’ here and there course. This Course is a serious learning experience where you get to actually create serious animations and genuinely learn how to use After Effects and become a top notch animator and a visual effects artist.


Viry Juárez Lozada - It's a very complete course. The instructor answers all the questions in every lesson and explains everything in detail. If you are a beginner in After Effects it's perfect for you, Louay begins with the very basics and covers a lot of the software. The practices are very helpful to understand the lessons and to get you used to AE.


Contents and Overview

You will start with a fast track to get familiar with After Effects and Create a Crash Animation. You will then learn all about the essential transformations using practical animations and useful examples. You will build Projects and Videos from scratch and practically learn more about numerous features and functions of After Effects.

You will go through projects where you will learn how to create animation sequences and package a whole video.

Essential manipulation of the many methods in After Effects are covered with emphasis on practical use and not just an overview of methods.

Most importantly throughout the course the spirit of compositing, putting together Visual Effects and Motion Graphics is thoroughly covered. This experience is invaluable for you to master Visual Effects in After Effects.


Here some of the techniques you will Learn:

  • The latest Responsive Design Techniques (CC 2020)

  • Create your First Motion Graphics Video

  • How to Design and Animate a full AE Project

  • Spatial and Temporal Interpolation and Motion Path Animation

  • Reveal Techniques using Track Mattes and Masks

  • Important Techniques to Help You Create even better animation

  • Essential 3D Animation Techniques

  • Advanced 3D with Cameras, Lights and Shadows

  • 3D Camera Orbit Null

  • Complex, Compound and Bezier Shapes

  • Per Character Text Animation and how to use text presets

  • How to use the Puppet Tools in CC 2018 and CC 2019/20

  • How to Use Expressions

  • Animation Presets - Using, Editing, Creating and Saving Presets

  • How to Composite with Masks and Effects

  • Motion Graphics Time Games

  • Videos Time Games

  • Motion Tracking

  • Camera Tracking

  • Green Screen Chromakeying

  • Rotoscoping

  • Importing and Animating Vector Graphics from Adobe Illustrator

  • Best Exports for YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook

  • Motion Graphics Visual Effects

  • Color Correction & Color Grading

  • How to use the all New Scripts to Animate Mask points

  • Using the Essential Graphics Templates

  • How to create Data Visualisation Charts

  • .... and so much more interesting and useful updates you will discover within the course


Most Importantly this course offers you the chance to understand, practice and develop your skills as a Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Artist.

Inger Wold - I have learned so much. I have already sold and made several videos. But this is still just the beginning, and the course made me able to find even more cool stuff. Still learning

Abdulrazek Fawzy Abdulrazek - It's the Best Course In After Effects I have ever seen. Accurate + Fast + Smooth + Knowledgeable = Expert Instructor. Louay Makes you enjoy every bit he shows. Really if you want to Knock the real world of AE, come to Louay.


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Who this course is for:
  • Beginners in After Effects who want to start Learning Compositing ,Visual Effects, and Motion Graphics
  • Intermediate After Effects Users who want to polish their skills and learn more techniques to create better videos
  • YouTube Publisher looking to add Motion Graphics, Titles, Lower Thirds and VFX to their Videos
  • Video Editors looking to implement Visual Effects and Motion Graphics in their videos
  • Motion graphics artists and graphic designers
Course content
Expand all 440 lectures 31:04:18
+ A Quick Start to Enable Your After Effects Skills
8 lectures 23:48
Download the Resources Required for this section
00:17
Getting ready to start your first Animation (Preferences CC 2020)
01:50
Dive in for beginners: Getting the Graphics
03:18
Dive in for beginners: Create your first Motion Graphics
05:32
Assignment: Render your work and upload to Social Media
04:48
How about Visual Effects?
00:28
Dive In for novices: Change colors in a defined video area
05:43
+ Working in After Effects CC: A overview of the Interface and Keyboard Shortcuts
10 lectures 38:40
Introduction to this section
01:06
How to Download Your Project Files
01:44
Download your Project and Footage Files for this section
00:14
After Effects Interface - Workspaces
03:19
How to Adjust and Move the Panels
08:23
How to Create a New composition from Footage
05:28
How to Create a Blank Composition
05:41
When the Footage goes Missing
02:20
The Visual Keyboard Shortcuts' Editor
09:47
After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts - Documentation and Adobe Reference
00:38
+ Introduction to Simple Shapes and Text Layers
4 lectures 18:06
Introduction to this section
00:43
How to Create and Edit Text Layers
07:08
Inside the Shape Layer - Simple Overview
04:51
How to Create and Edit Shape Layers
05:24
+ How to Create Motion (Animate) - Create Your First Motion Graphics Projects
19 lectures 01:39:50
Download your Project and Footage Files for this section
00:14
Setting the Anchor Point Preference
05:16
Creating Motion : Concepts and detailed overview
10:07
How to Create a full Motion Projects - Concepts & Methods
03:12
First Project: Design the Layout
06:25
First Project: Animate the Layers
06:07
First Project: Sequence your Animation
07:20
The Flood News Project
01:24
Second Project - Flood News : Design
08:18
Second Project - Flood News : Animate
06:58
Second Project - Flood News : Sequence
04:29
Introduction to the YouTube Project
00:38
The YouTube Project: Design/Animate/Sequence
11:16
The YouTube Project: Reversing the Animation
07:11
Your Challenge & Practice Activity - A full Motion Graphics Project
01:26
Challenge & Practice Activity: Design your graphics
02:08
Challenge & Practice Activity: Animate your layers
09:42
Challenge & Practice Activity: Sequencing your layers
05:13
+ Create and Publish your Videos to YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook...
8 lectures 21:43
Your Learning Take away from this Section
01:22
Download your Project and Footage Files for this section
00:14
First things first: Few things to take care of
03:32
Create Video using the Add to Render Queue Option
05:07
Create Pro Videos using the Adobe Media Encoder (Recommended)
03:40
When Adobe Media Encoder does not Pop Up
03:36
Reducing the Video file size
02:56
Practice Activity: Upload your work
01:16
+ Working with Compositions - Layers, Videos and Composition's Editing Techniques
12 lectures 44:20
Introduction to this section
00:54
Download Your Project file for this Practice Activity
00:14
Create a Composition from Multiple Footage
05:22
Create a Composition in CC 2018 Onward
02:30
Dropping / Trimming your Videos
04:55
Shifting Layer Content - Using the Pan Behind tool
05:15
Creating Split Layers
03:22
Trim Comp to a defined Work Area
03:27
Creating Slide Shows: Sequencing layers
03:32
Extracting & Lifting Work Area
03:15
How to use the Source (Footage) Panel
08:01
How to Use the Layer Panel
03:33
+ Spatial and Temporal Interpolation - Motion Path and Speed Control
10 lectures 46:43
Your Learning Take away from this Section
00:45
Download the Practice Activity Project File
00:14
Motion Path - Overview and definitions
06:43
The Spatial Interpolation
04:58
The Temporal Interpolation
06:35
How to use the Speed Graph Editor
07:44
How to use the Value Graph Editor
07:04
Upgrading Motion Path Preferences
03:13
Practice Activity (Apply what you learnt)
02:38
Practice Activity Tutorial
06:49
+ Essential Reveal Techniques with Track Mattes and Pre-Comps
16 lectures 01:11:16
Download your Project and Footage Files for this section
00:14
Revealing Layers with Track Mattes
07:32
How to use the Alpha Inverted Track Mattes
05:20
How to use the Luma Track Mattes
05:38
How to use the Luma Inverted Track Mattes
03:30
Animating Track Mattes - Another way to reveal Layers
04:37
Pre-Comp Techniques to Reveal Layers
04:01
Pre-Comps Region of Interest
07:27
Create Track Matte from Pre-Comps
04:26
Create Track Matte from Text Layers
06:02
Practice Activity: The Luma Matte Challenge
01:11
Practice Activity: The Luma Matte Challenge
03:37
Practice Activity: Rabbit out of the Hat and The Magician Show
02:06
Practice Activity Tutorial: Rabbit out of the Hat
05:00
Practice Activity Tutorial: The Magician Show
09:27
+ Complex, Compound and Bezier Shapes - Properties & Animation Techniques
21 lectures 01:48:30
You Learning Take Away from this Section
00:53
Download Your Project file for this Section
00:14
How to Create and Animate Compound Shapes
08:19
How to Create Shape Groups
11:57
The Magic of Fill Even/Odd and Reverse Path
06:29
Animating Stroke & Fill Colors
04:23
Animating Stroke Dashes
06:35
Animating the Stroke with the Offset Path
04:23
How to Create Complex Shapes with The Merge Path
07:42
How to Create and Use Bezier Shapes
04:05
Animating & Morphing Bezier Shapes
06:03
How to transform a Path into a Keyframed Motion Path
05:46
How to move a position Path
02:41
How to Transform Pen Bezier Path to a Motion Path
03:46
How to Transform a Motion Path into a Bezier Shape
02:01
How to work with the Trim Path
06:38
Practical Use of the Trim Path
06:56
Trim Path and The first Vertex
03:20
How to use the Repeater
04:17
Animating the Repeater
07:25
How to Create Burst Elements
04:37
+ Type Graphics: Advanced Text Animation & Effects
17 lectures 01:24:04
Your Learning Take away from this Section
00:49
Download Your Project file for this Section
00:14
Type (text) Layers - Overview and Styling
07:36
How to Create Paragraph & Vertical Text
04:18
How to work with the Source Text
05:19
How to work with Text on Path
06:34
How to Animate Text on Path
06:27
How to Create Per Character Animation
05:23
How to combine & Animate Animator Properties
08:35
How to Animate the Offset with the Shape Proprieties
05:24
How to Create Ramp Up/Ramp Down Text Animation
06:56
Combining Animator with Path Options
02:07
How to use the Grouping Alignment and Animator's Based On Property
07:38
Practice Activity: News Text
00:55
Practice Activity Tutorial: News Text
09:27
Practice Activity Tutorial: Paragraph Text Based On Lines
00:46
Practice Activity: Paragraph Text Based On Lines
05:36