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This beginner-focused After Effects course will help you enter the world of creative effects and video compositing by giving you the fundamentals and going step by step through onscreen examples.
You will start by learning to understand the workspace and workflow of After Effects, then jump into learning how to create a new composition. From there, Jerron will show you how to import and organize footage, as well as work with compositions and arrange and adjust layers. This video tutorial also covers topics including animating layer transform properties, adding and animating effects, creating, editing, and animating text, shapes, and masks, and using track mattes. You will also learn how to use the roto brush, create 3D layers, create and animate cameras and lights, and create and animate 3D objects with Cinema 4D Lite. Finally, Jerron will teach you how to work with green screen footage, stabilize shaky video, set up a motion track, and use the graph editor.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using After Effects for your graphic design and video editing needs.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Important - Download These First - Working Files
Content Of The CoursePreview
Application System RequirementsPreview
How To Access Your Working Files
Locating Missing Media
New Features Overview
|Section 2: Understanding The Workspace And Workflow|
Understanding The Default AE Workspaces
After Effects Workflow And Sample Project Tour
Saving Custom Workspaces
Setting Application Preferences
|Section 3: Introduction To Video Standards And Composition Settings|
Understanding Compositions In After Effects
Creating A New Composition
Editing Composition Settings
|Section 4: Importing - Organizing And Previewing Footage|
Understanding After Effects Projects
Importing Video, Images, And Audio Files
Importing Photoshop And Illustrator Files
Organizing Footage In The Project Panel
|Section 5: Working With Compositions And Arranging Layers|
Understanding Layer Types
Working With Layers In A Composition
Adjusting Layer Blending Modes
Adjusting Layer Duration
Nesting Compositions And Pre-Composing
|Section 6: Animating Layer Transform Properties|
Setting The Layer Transform Properties
Animating The Position Property
Temporal Interpolation: Adding Easy Easing
Animating Scale And Rotation
Creating A Staggered Animation
Animating The Opacity Property
Animating The Volume Property
Previewing Compositions On The Timeline
|Section 7: Adding Effects And Animating Them|
Understanding Effects And Layer Styles
Adding Motion Blur
Adding Effects And Adjusting Effect Properties
Animating Effect Properties
Brainstorming An Animation
Adding Adjustment Layers
Adding Layer Styles
|Section 8: Creating, Editing, And Animating Text|
Creating Text Layers
Formatting Text Properties
Adding A Text Animation Preset
Modifying A Text Animation Preset
Saving A Text Animation Preset
Beyond Presets: Creating Your Own Text Animators
Creating And Animating Text On A Path
|Section 9: Creating, Editing, And Animating Shapes|
Understanding Shape Layers
Creating Simple Shapes
Creating Custom Shapes With The Pen Tool
Creating Shapes From Imported Illustrator Files And Text
Working With Shape Animators
|Section 10: Creating, Editing, And Animating Masks|
Understanding Mask Properties
Creating Masks With The Shape Tools
Creating Custom Masks With The Pen Tool
Animating Mask Paths
|Section 11: Using Track Mattes - Stencils And Silhouettes|
Creating Track Mattes
Matting Multiple Layers With A Stencil Or Silhouette
|Section 12: Rotoscoping Footage With The Roto Brush|
Masking Objects With The Roto Brush
Adjusting Roto Brush Options
|Section 13: Creating 3D Layers From 2D Content|
Understanding And Working In 3D Space
Animating Layer Transform: 3D Position
Animating Layer Transform: 3D Rotation
Using Layer Snapping In 3D Space
|Section 14: Creating And Animating Cameras|
Understanding And Creating Cameras
Editing And Animating Camera Transform Properties
Controlling A Cameras Depth Of Field
|Section 15: Creating And Animating Lights|
Adding Lights To A Composition
Creating And Controlling Shadows
Animating Light Properties
|Section 16: Creating And Animating 3D Objects With Cinema 4D Lite|
Creating A New Cinema 4D Project File
Texturing And Lighting 3D Objects In Cinema 4D Lite
Using The AE Camera With Cinema 4D Files
Exporting 3D Data From After Effects - Part 1
Exporting 3D Data From After Effects - Part 2
|Section 17: Working With Green Screen Footage|
Creating And Animating A Garbage Matte
Adding Keylight And Refining The Matte
|Section 18: Stabilizing Video Footage|
Using The Warp Stabilizer VFX
Understanding And Adjusting Warp Stabilizer VFX Properties
|Section 19: Motion Tracking Video Footage|
Setting Up A Motion Track
Adjusting Your Tracker Options
Applying Tracker Position Data
|Section 20: Using The 3D Camera Tracker|
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