If you want to follow along with this course, there are exercise files you can download and you’ll need to have the Creative Cloud versions of both Photoshop and After Effects installed on your computer. And for After Effects, this needs to be at least the 2018 release... which became available from Adobe in October of 2017. This version introduces the new VR Comp Editor... which is what makes it possible to add content to our spherical panorama with a unique, and non-destructive, workflow.
If you want to follow along with this course, there are exercise files that you can download and you'll need to have the Creative Cloud versions of Photoshop and after Effects installed in your computer And for after effects, this needs to be at least the release which became available from Adobe in October of 2017. This version introduces the new VR comp editor, which is what makes it possible to add content or spherical panorama with a unique and nondestructive workflow. Now, if you've never used after effects before the next video, we'll discuss the interface and how after effects relates to other design tools in the creative cloud, including Photoshop illustrator and in design.
In Lesson 8 I would highly recommend grouping the layers into a folder named "Components," then duplicate it and turn the duplicate into a smart layer. Then rename the smart layer "Composite," or something like that. Then turn off the group of layers leaving only the composite layer displayed. This way the files remains editable for future lawn/image cleaning. The way the instructor did it would delete all of the layers for potential future editing.