Basics of Animation on After Effects

A basic course on animation on After Effects CC for beginners, with a step by step Animated Lower Third Project
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4,895 students
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Students will gain the knowledge of how animation works in After Effects
Students will be able to create their own animated projects with elements, shapes or text
By the end of the course, students will be able to create professional lower third animations for videos with the help of a step by step project


  • No prior knowledge of After effects, motion graphics or animation is required
  • A working copy of Adobe After Effects CC
  • A working copy of Adobe Media Encoder is highly recommended but not mandatory
  • A small chunk of your precious time and concentration


Do you want to learn about animation and how it works? or Are you a YouTube/content creator who wants to enhance their content with animated lower thirds or other projects? and the whole idea of learning animation seems daunting?

For anyone coming into animation, initially the interfaces and software can get overwhelming with hundreds of features and tools and options. That is why I have designed this course for complete beginners, to introduce them to one of the most powerful tools in the world of motion graphics, which is Adobe After Effects CC. I will slowly but surely get you familiar and friendly with the functions of After Effects, and not only that, you will be skilled enough to follow through with a project with me.


This course is designed for complete beginners. If you have never seen After Effects CC, this course is for you. But if you are someone with a little knowledge and want to enhance your skills with the tool, this is perfect for you as well. The project in this course will help absolutely anyone to expand their skill set.


I am a professional graphic designer with over 5 years of experience, with experience as an In-house graphics designer for two of the largest MNCs in the world, including Uber. Allot of my design involved around motion graphics, print design, developing corporate brand identity. I have built this course for anyone from any background to easily understand the process and elements required to get familiar with animation easily in the shortest amount of time. If you are a serious learner, within just a few minutes to spare, you'll be designing animated elements in no time.

My previous course on Business Card design on Photoshop attracted over 14,000+ students who are reaping the benefits everyday! Read about their experiences below -


"It's awesome and interactive. I've learned a lot  " - Benjamin-Whyss Olumide

"What I liked about your course was some of the links that you shared. I like watching your process of making it all come together. I picked up on some tips and tricks that seemed useful. I liked your use of simple objects to make a well presentable business card." - Maggie A


This course is the perfect first step for beginners into the world of animation. If you are even slightly interested in animation, I highly recommend you to enroll in this course and learn the skill. It will help you become a better content creator, social media manager and video editor. You will be confident in presenting your ideas in video formats and you will reap the benefits by standing out every time.

Thank you for checking the course out! I will see you inside! 


Who this course is for:

  • Beginners in graphic design or motion design who are interested to take the first step into animation
  • Content creators or YouTube creators who want to enhance their content with lower thirds or animations
  • Social media marketers who want to create better quality content for their social networks with animation

Course content

4 sections12 lectures37m total length
  • Introduction
  • Overview of After Effects CC
  • Overview of Key frames


Graphic Designer & Creative Director
Syed Rahman
  • 3.7 Instructor Rating
  • 884 Reviews
  • 23,697 Students
  • 4 Courses

Hi, I am a professional graphic designer with over 5 years of experience. My journey with design started of as a freelancer and later escalated to working in-house for two of the biggest Multi National Corporations in the world (i.e. Uber &  Reckitt Benkiser). I continue to grow my skills as a designer, with multiple projects and learning new tools and skills in the design area.

I have specialized in the following areas - 

logo design, print designs, vector illustrations, motion graphics, video editing, game graphics designs as well as audio production.

What qualifies me to be a valuable instructor for you -

I aim to create short project based courses, which in a very a short time deliver what they promise. I have gained a deep understanding of the subject matter that I teach and my aim is to teach them to anyone without making them sound too intimidating. And my in depth knowledge, skills in design and experience in both freelance & in-house helps me to do just that.

What my students are saying about me -

What I liked about your course was some of the links that you shared. I like watching your process of making it all come together. I picked up on some tips and tricks that seemed useful." - Maggie A

He sent me instructions on what I was looking for, which really helped me out. I really appreciate when instructors care about their students, which is not as common for some Udemy courses."   - Tanisia Greer

Tell me about yourself -

Now that you know some things about me, I'd like to get to know you too. What brings you here? What would you like to learn? Do any of my courses intrigue you to know more? Try exploring them and lets learn a few things together. I promise it will be fun and you'll leave with something valuable to share with the world.