Intro to After Effects for Designers
with Chris Converse
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01 Class Introduction04:23
Class duration: 1h 33mSee all 9 lessons
About The Class
Get Started Creating Motion Graphics
Get to know the 4th member of the core design applications in Adobe® Creative Cloud. Chances are you know Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. But did you know After Effects supports just as many file formats, provides amazing design and compositing features, and can be used in any print, web, animation, video or photo compositing project?
What you’ll learn:
- The After Effects interface
- Starting a new project from scratch
- How After Effects is similar to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
- How the Timeline Panel is similar to Layers
- How the Project Panel is similar to Links
- How the Composition Panel is similar to artboards, or pages
- How to import photos, videos, and artwork into your project
- Applying effects (it’s all about effects!)
- Introduction to animation in the timeline panel
Software Used: Adobe After Effects CC 2017
Tour of the Interface02:58
How to Import Artwork15:42
How to Add Effects05:13
How to Add Typography07:07
Working with Paths and Masks16:26
How to Add Video and Audio13:33
100% of students recommend this class.
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I’ve known for some time that I should learn After Effects, but it seemed so overwhelming and yucky. This course gave me a concise, approachable starting point that gives me the confidence to start making a simple video. I know I’ll learn more as I go. Getting started is the hardest part, and this course has solved that for me. Yay! I especially liked the asides about making the workflow more efficient and about what makes animation more polished. I’d love to see a more in-depth course from this instructor now that I’ve had this taste.
I started out playing with small text animations for my job using Photoshop. After taking this course, I feel much more comfortable and ready to execute my ideas using the Adobe After Effects tool. I highly recommend this course for designers at any level who don't know how to use After Effects. Thank you Chris Converse and CreativeLive for giving me an extra pep in my design skills.
The first couple of minute of class where Chris went through and did a 1:1 comparison of Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign --> After Effects had me hooked. That was the one thing that I wasn't getting that was holding me back. The heavens opened, a light shone down, and my mind was opened :) Thanks. It just got more interesting from there!
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