Adobe After Effects Templates for Beginners
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Adobe After Effects Templates for Beginners

Improve your videos with pre-made After Effects templates. No previous skill required to spice up your videos today!
4.2 (572 ratings)
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26,160 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2016
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Price: Free
This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Download After Effects templates from sites like Videohive.net and others
  • Open the After Effects project and know the layout of the application

  • Edit the template with your own content (text, photos, and more!)

  • Export (render) the project for using in other video projects or sharing
Requirements
  • This is a beginner course for students with no experience
  • Students should have any version of After Effects to follow along (students can download a free trial version of After Effects from Adobe)
Description

Have you ever wanted to make cool motion graphics or add professional titles and lower thirds to your videos? The truth is that you can do this with no experience. Many sites sell inexpensive After Effects templates that can really spice up your videos.

I've been professionally creating motion graphics for years. But sometimes, it's easier to just use a template that someone else has created. Why spend hours re-creating something that is already out there? Yet editing these templates can be daunting if you've never opened After Effects before. This course is for you.

What will you be able to do after taking this course?

  • Open an After Effects project and navigate the program
  • Edit and customize templates with your own text, photos, video, and graphics
  • Export the template to use in other video projects or for immediate online sharing

This course includes:

  • A step-by-step video guide to working with After Effects templates
  • A free video titles template to use in this course and for your own projects
  • Bonus tutorials that show how to edit a variety of templates including slideshows
  • A teacher that is always available to help! Just send me a message!

If you're ready to improve your videos, enroll now! You will be editing After Effects templates in under an hour!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wanting to use After Effects without having to learn the entire application
  • Video creators wanting to improve their videos with motion graphic templates
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 52:25
+ Using After Effects Templates
8 lectures 30:46
Downloading After Effects templates from places like VideoHive.net
02:51

In this video tutorial, we'll cover:

  • opening After Effects for the first time
  • how to navigate the application - what do you need to know (and what don't you need to know)
Opening your project for the first time & navigating After Effects
04:31

In this video tutorial, we'll cover:

  • editing a template with your own content
  • importing photos, graphics, video, or other content into After Effects
Editing a template in After Effects
07:45

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Important Message About Udemy Reviews
02:14

In this video tutorial, we'll cover:

  • editing text with the text tool
  • changing fonts and other text settings
  • using the scale properties of a layer to change the size of text
Adding and editing text in After Effects
06:16

In this video tutorial, we'll cover:

  • turn audio on or off within the After Effects timeline
How to turn audio on or off in After Effects
01:34

In this video tutorial, we'll cover:

  • how to export (also known as rendering, or 'saving') an After Effects template
  • you can use these exports to post online or share wherever you please
How to export (render) videos from After Effects
04:08

Thank you for taking this course! We really appreciate it!

Thank you & what's next?!
01:27
+ Exporting After Effects Templates
3 lectures 08:50

In this video, I'll show you how to export an After Effects composition with a transparent background.

How to Export After Effects Composition with a Transparent Background
02:20

An easy way to add & edit graphics created in After Effects to a Premiere Pro project is by using the Adobe Dynamic Link feature. With this feature, we can directly bring in lower thirds, titles, and other effects into a video editing project without having to export. You can even make live changes!

Adobe Dynamic Link Tutorial- Bring After Effects Compositions into Premiere Pro
02:50

In this video, I'll show you how to import one After Effects composition into a completely new project.

How to Import After Effects Compositions into Another Project
03:40
+ Bonus Lessons
3 lectures 13:09

In this video tutorial, we'll cover:

  • downloading your free template from VideoSchoolOnline.com/modern
  • customizing the lower third template
  • exporting the lower third with a transparent background
Free Lower Third Template & Tutorial
05:35

In this video tutorial, we'll cover:

  • editing a slideshow template
  • adding your own photos to the slideshow
  • changing the size and position of your photos
  • exporting the slideshow for future use
Editing a slideshow template
06:02

This lecture contains some amazing discounts to other courses that you might be interested in to further your knowledge.

Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?
01:32