Adobe After Effects CC For Beginners: Learn After Effects CC

Adobe After Effects CC. Learn the basics of Adobe After Effects. Motion Graphics. Animated Text, Exporting and more!
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  • Lectures 44
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Adobe After Effects CC For Beginners!

This course is an introduction into Adobe After Effects. It will get you started with understanding the software to create effects, animations, and titles for your video projects.

This course will take you from the very beginning of opening After Effects and learning the windows and settings to creating your first motion graphic title.

Your instructor for this course is William Bartlett. He has been using After Effects since 2006 for commercials, feature films, and animated creative projects. He is the founder of an established video production company in Toronto Canada, and has been the Visual Effects Supervisor and Lead Visual Effects Artist on dozens of projects including feature films and television commercials.

Our team will be available to answer any questions and help you with any issues you may come across while making your way through the course.

Even if you don’t own After Effects you can still take advantage of this course by downloading a free 30 day trial from Adobe, on their website. All you need is an account with them, which is free to sign up for.

Remember that Udemy offers a 30-day money back guarantee on this course, so what are you waiting for? Get started with Adobe After Effects today to create visually stunning and professional animations, titles, and motion graphics.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to download a free trial of Adobe After Effects or have their own copy of the software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand Adobe After Effects windows and controls
  • Create lower third titles
  • Create motion graphic titles
  • Create and save composition and export presets
  • Work with HD 1080p and 4K compositions
  • Export video projects in High Definition
  • Export animations and titles with transparent background to use with other videos
  • Animate text and graphics

What is the target audience?

  • This Adobe After Effects course is meant for people interested in learning how to create titles for their videos, simple animations, and introduction to motion graphics. This course is probably not for you if you're looking to learn advanced After Effects workflows, techniques, and 3D graphics.

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
00:35

This lecture is a welcome message from your instructor William Bartlett. He explains a quick over view of what you will learn in the course.

Section 2: Getting Started
01:44

In this lecture we will go over the process of importing files into your After Effects project

01:48

This lecture introduces you to compositions and how to create a new compositions. Compositions are used to create all projects in Adobe After Effects

01:01

This lecture will show you how to create a new layer inside of the composition you just created. Layers are the different elements that comprise the composition.

02:59

In this lecture, you will learn how the layers work inside the timeline, with the different options available, and how they work inside the project panel.

04:05

In this lecture you will learn how to create a text layer for your project. You will also learn how to edit the text by changing the font, the size, adding an outline, and properly position your text.

03:13

In this lecture, you will learn how to use the transform tools inside of Adobe After Effects to manipulate your text layer. We will focus on setting up your anchor point properly to ensure you can easily use the transform tools.

Section 3: Introduction to animating layers with After Effects
02:00

Is this lecture, you will learn how you can use key frames with layers to have full control over animating everything in the timeline.

04:29

In this lecture you will learn how to animate text layers to make titles for your videos more appealing.

01:12

This lecture will show you how to optimize settings so that you can play your animations smoothly when reviewing your projects

02:27

This lecture will teach you how you can use solid layers in your animation with key frames

02:33

In this lecture, students will get an introduction to shape layers and how they can be used in animations.

03:09

This lecture will introduce you to masks and teach you how they can be used to increase the look of your animations and projects.

02:22

This lecture will teach you how to incorporate masks into your animations, and animated how the masks interact with the other layers in your project

00:42

This lecture will teach you how to use bezier points with a mask to create a solid with round sides.

01:49

In this lecture, you will learn how to parent your layers together. Making animations will be much easier if you parent the layers because you will be able to move multiple layers together instead of separately

Section 4: Optimizing After Effects to save you time and frustration
01:16

Students will learn how to optimize the After Effects preference panel to make using the software easier and faster.

01:10

Students will learn how to make After Effects run more smooth with optimizing the media settings, and save hard drive space with the disk cache

00:42

Students will learn how to properly set up the auto-save function in After Effects to ensure work is not lost in case of a computer crashing or the power going out, or if the project is accidentally closed without saving

00:44

This lecture will teach students how to properly optimize computer memory usage for After Effects to make sure the software runs smoothly, but does not affect the rest of the computer

01:22

Following this lecture, students will create a high definition 1080p composition preset that can be used any time the student needs to create a high definition 1080p project.

00:52

Following this lecture, students will create an ultra high definition 4K composition preset that can be used any time the student needs to create an ultra high definition 4K project.

00:34
Following this lecture, students will create a high definition 720p composition preset that can be used any time the student needs to create a high definition 720p project.
00:52
Following this lecture, students will create a standard definition composition preset that can be used any time the student needs to create a standard definition project.
00:51

This lecture will teach students how to export their compositions into finished professional video files.

Creating a standard defintion 480p export preset
02:08
01:48

This lecture will teach students how to create a high definition 1080p preset for exporting videos. This preset can be used anytime the student needs to export a video in high definition 1080p

01:53

This lecture will teach students how to create a preset to use when exporting a high definition 1080p alpha channel export. This preset can be used whenever a student needs to export a high definition 1080p video with an alpha channel for use with lower third titles, title overlays for their videos, or any videos that require a transparent background.

02:57

Follow this lecture to create a preset that will allow you to export in UHD 4K resolution

Section 5: Professional looking titles with ease.
02:26

In this lecture, students will learn how to make their text layers pop and eye catching with drop shadows.

00:49

This lecture will teach students how to add 3D effects to their text layers. This is an easy way for students to make their text layers look great in their videos.

01:06

This lecture will teach students how to use the fast blur effect on text layers to create an our of focus transition in animations which will make text animations look great.

08:13

This lecture will teach students how to create lower third titles for their videos. We will also teach how to animate the titles on and off screen for easy titles to incorporate with interviews, product videos, or anything that requires a title with a transparent background.

01:49

This lecture will teach students a great trick to making their animation smoother using easy ease keyframes. This simple trick will make student's videos look professional

00:52

This lecture will teach students how to export their lower third title with an alpha channel. This will allow students to overlay their professional title onto other footage in video editing software

Section 6: Creating a professional motion graphic with ease
06:26

Students get an introduction to working with 3D layers and Cameras in After Effects

05:57

This lecture will teach students how to create a motion graphic title for use in a video project.

04:47

This lecture will teach students some simple tricks to make your motion graphic title look great and professional

01:57

This lecture will teach students a few options they can use to fix issues with banding in their motion graphic titles. Fixing this issue will make their title look more professional

01:52

This lecture will teach students how to create a pre-composition with their project to make it easier to handle when applying effects to the finished motion graphic title.

03:08

This lecture will teach students how to use effects on the pre-composition that was created in the previous lecture. This will speed up their process and make it much easier to make a professional motion graphic title.

03:14

This lecture will teach students how to use a mask with their motion graphic title to reveal the text and wow their audience.

Section 7: Conclusion
00:38

A concluding message from your instructor William Bartlett. Feel free to ask him or anyone on our team a question you have and we will answer it in the comments section. Thank you for taking this course.

Section 8: Bonus Lectures
Bonus Content
2 pages

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