ANIMATE ICONS IN AFTER EFFECTS LIKE A BOSS!
WORK ON REAL LIFE PROJECTS IN THIS COURSE - FROM START TO FINISH
Icon animation is one of the best looking motion graphic pieces you can prepare, and After Effects is the perfect software to create such animations. With the techniques I teach you will be able to either create the icon yourself or use a ready vector you already have to properly prepare it in Adobe Illustrator. Then you will have no problems using that file to create the icon animation from scratch until a ready and finished proejct.
In the class you will learn:
I prepared this short course to show you a complete Adobe After Effects workflow, from finding, selecting or creating the icon to completing the entire animation. You will learn a few basics about the software and definately have fun creating the project itself, since it involves a lot of useful tricks.
The course is project based and straight to the point to both teach you the tools & software and let you create real-life after effects projects right away together with me. It doesn't require any prior deep knowledge of After Effects at all - but it will be helpful if you know a little about Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects in general or are familiar with other Adobe softwares.
NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN AFTER EFFECTS NEEDED!
MAKE A BEAUTIFUL ICON ANIMATION AND ENJOY IT :)
Don't get me wrong, learning After effects cc or even the newest after effects cc 2017 version from scratch, tool by tool, handle by handle, element by element is an amazing journey and I also have recorded a comprehensive After Effects course in that fashion, but some of you who are already a bit familiar with video editing, animation or motion graphics (fade in, fade out, keyframes, graph editor) would like to start right away.
This course is perfect for students, who want to start learning a little bit about After Effects on the go, from the animation / motion graphics side to create fun proejects for you or your clients. This course will be optimal for people who just want to get a basic grasp of the motion graphic possibilities After Effects provides!
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Let me show you how you can obtain a free icon to use for the project of this class!
Let's get into Adobe Illustrator and prepare the layers of our vector icon to use!
We can also create the icon ourselves by creating it straight within after effects.
Let us prepare the video composition we will work in!
Learn what parenting is and how to use it to our advantage when animating the icon.
The complete animation walkthrough. In the first part we will animate all lines.
Second part of the animation. Here we will adjust and animate all the boxes we have!
Let me show you how to make a seamless loop of this animation video!
Another useful skill to have will be rendering the video in transaprent mode.
We can export a ready GIF file to showcase our skills :)
Another global change you can make to the entire animation once you are already done with the main animation.
Thank you so much for taking this course and learning how to animate icons in After Effects!
Let me show you how the second After Effects project we have lined up will look like!
In this lecture I will guide you through the design process of this project.
In this lecture I will guide you through the design process of this project. This is the second part.
Let us prepare icons for our after effects beam wiggle project.
The most important effect we use here is the Beam effect. Let me show you how it's used!
Adding the wiggle will add additional flavour into our after effects project.
Since we already have all our design elements and effects, let's connect all icons with a null object.
Final adjustments need to be made in order to make this animation more polished.
Adding a color control layer is a great skill to know about in After Effects. I will guide you through a null layer, color control effects and how to link them with simple expressions.
Again, thank you so much for staying with me thus far!
We have to start out by either creating the icon ourselves or using a ready, vector icon like this.
Let us make our first moves by flipping the background of this badge icon
We don't have much elements here, so we need to pay extra attention to details to make it sweet and well animated
The main part - the stripes need to be animated consistently so the icon will look great.
Let us tinker on some final adjustments to this icon to make the best out of this animation :)
With this lecture I would like to share special discounts for other of my courses. Thank you for checking it out!
Hi! My name is Andrzej Pach, more known as "Nigel" and I spend my time with graphic design, motion & animaiton, typography, video editing and online teaching on a daily basis. The majority of my work is done in Adobe After Effects & Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 / 2016 - naturally this is the software I want to teach about and share my experience with you. I have completed well over 3000 graphic projects (On Fiverr alone more than 2500 reviews) for clients, mostly including video animations like intros, outros and transitions for various Youtube channels & marketers. I would like to share the knowledge I was able to "stack up" during the process. I am always willing to help people out by enhancing their brand and Internet media.
Who am I ?
I am a 27 y.o (born 1989) and a University Graduate (July 2014). A few years back after shifting from one hobby to another after getting hired to prepare a website and business card for a local business in my area I finally "felt it". Since then (2011) I was expanding my skillset in this area completing various graphic related projects. Places like the WarriorForum, freelancing websites or graphic contests across the web caught me in its own snare and never let me go.
What is the next step?
After having several years of experience as a freelancer with a keen focus on creativity handling various projects ranging as work for very small businesses to websites and Youtube channels with over 300k subscribers I am looking forward to share my knowledge wrapped up in exciting courses easy to follow and most important - USEFUL for you! I am looking to work with forward-thinking people who wish to create something original, that will reinforce their brand and follow their vibe. I am always committed to provide value while giving away random tips to make your workflow easier.
Did you really create something?
How far would bring me lying and any sort of scam? Nowhere. I do believe in making the Web Business and Internet Marketing world a better place, because my actions will affect my fellowers, friends, family and future children. Since I live in a small village where people work in agriculture or do physical labor work I set the goal for me to be a sort of pioneer in the web-based business field growing myself as a designer every single day.
You can always contact me as I don't mind talking to anyone and sharing how could I help your business or what course I might record if you like my teaching style!