(Halloween Special) After Effects and Basic Animation

Learn how to animate a still picture and turn it into a video. Watch and You will animate fliers, posters and photoes.
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Instructed by Maxim Maslov Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

This course is about learning the basics of After Effects and animation techniques. This course is for you if you are interested in After Effects, Animation,turning still images to videos and creating promo videos. This course includes all PSD files and audio files we need. It takes 2 hours to complete the course. The course goes step by step in teaching you basic tools and effects used to animate your picture. Take this course and you will learn how to animate all your hand out materials such as flyers, posters and other designs. After watching this course you will know bacsics of animation and video editing.

What are the requirements?

  • No background knowledge is needed. However if you know the basics of Photoshop it will be easier to take this course because two applications are made by the same developer (Adobe) and they use one phylosophy.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • work in After Effects and create Animations. You'll also know how to animate any still pictures and turn it into video.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for After Effects beginners as well as for those students who has never used After Effects before.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course introduction

After Effects and Animation course introduction

Section 2: Working in After Effects

How After Effects and Photoshop differ


Lets import PSD file into After Effects


Something else about importing PSD into After Effects


I heard of layers in Photoshop, do they exist in After Effects?


A colourful and memorable explanation of a pin tool


After Effects animation basics - lets animate this spider


Animate objects in After Effects


How to animate movement in After Effects


Animated character in After Effects

Section 3: Working with opacity

Lets animate by using another approach


Use opacity parameter to animate layers in After Effects

Section 4: Working with scale

Use scale parameter to create animation


Scale it up and animate in After Effects

Section 5: Animate Witch

Lets make this witch fly

Section 6: Animate Composition

How to imitate camera fly in in After Effects

Section 7: Working with text

How to add text in After Effects

Section 8: Ghost comes in

Animation and standart effects in After Effects

Section 9: Final touches and render

How to add audio or music in After Effects


How to output your video from After Effects


Who wants to be a... After Effects composer?


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Instructor Biography

Maxim Maslov, Content creator

I've been creating web content, video and photo graphics for local small businesses and now I'm glad to share my knowledge with You. I'd like to share knowledge on web technologies, marketing and finding clients for your business. Feel free to contact me anytime! Learning something new is always uneasy at the beginning but every journey must begin with the first step! So let's start!

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