Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

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Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • 1. Intro video (01:30)
  • Downloadable Resources
Chapter 2

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

  • 2. Understand the After Effects Workspace (05:39)
  • 3. Starting a New Composition (08:16)
  • 4. CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage (01:55)
  • 5. Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline (05:08)
  • 6. Using the Basic After Effects Tools (10:21)
  • 7. Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors (03:05)
  • 8. Working in the Timeline (11:00)
  • 9. Layer Properties (08:57) Free
  • Quiz: After Effects Basics
Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

  • 10. Animating in After Effects (07:35)
  • 11. Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations (05:18)
  • 12. Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral (04:22)
  • 13. Using the Graph Editor (05:32)
  • 14. Challenge - Bouncing Ball (01:01)
  • 15. Solution - Bouncing Ball (20:20)
  • Quiz: Animating with Keyframes
Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

  • 16. Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects (07:07)
  • 17. Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths (06:24)
  • 18. Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients (03:45)
  • 19. Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag (05:54)
  • Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers
Chapter 5

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

  • 20. Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear (08:38)
  • 21. Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers (05:35)
  • 22. Easily Reverse Complicated Animations (02:15)
  • 23. Playing with Time (05:55)
  • 24. Blend Modes (06:05)
  • 25. Stabilize Shaky Footage (04:04)
  • 26. CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts (00:46)
  • 27. CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time (03:37)
  • Quiz: Important After Effects Skills
Chapter 6

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

  • 28. Intro to Motion Graphics Projects (00:54)
  • 29. Clean Lower Third (09:22)
  • 30. Logo Reveal Animation Bumper (13:25)
  • 31. Colorful Transition (17:00)
  • 32. Text with Mask Path Animation (10:06)
  • 33. Text Bubble Animation (13:40)
  • 34. Weather App 1 (16:41)
  • 35. Weather App 2 (08:22)
  • 36. Weather App 3 (06:59)
  • Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects
Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

  • 37. Flat Animation Challenge (02:48)
  • 38. Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene (12:40)
  • 39. Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect (15:02)
Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

  • 40. Removing Green Screen Background (06:47)
  • 41. Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground (07:55)
  • 42. Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool (06:27)
  • 43. Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect (06:08)
  • Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge
Chapter 9

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

  • 44. Intro to 3D (10:04)
  • 45. Swinging 3D Text Animation (12:11)
  • 46. Build Out Your 3D Composition (05:47)
  • 47. Animating Our 3D Scene (07:39)
  • 48. Create Stars in After Effects (05:11)
  • Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)
Chapter 10

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

  • 49. Using the Rotoscope Tool (06:56)
  • 50. Cleaning Up Your Edges (07:22)
  • 51. Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation (07:34)
  • Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool
Chapter 11

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

  • 52. Easy Screen Replacement with Masks (09:56)
  • 53. Replacing a Screen Version 2 (13:50)
  • 54. Screen Replacement with Mocha (08:14)
  • 55. CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin (05:08)
  • Quiz: Rotoscoping
Chapter 12

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

  • 56. Using the Puppet Pin Tool (04:34)
  • 57. Animating Your Puppet Pins (03:05)
  • 58. Animated Blinking Eyes (08:21)
  • 59. Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds (07:10)
  • 60. CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool (02:08)
  • Quiz: Screen Replacements
Chapter 13

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

  • 61. Applying Text Animation Presets (05:59)
  • 62. Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn (10:06)
  • 63. Radial and Linear Wipes (03:20)
  • 64. Color Correction in After Effects (03:34)
  • 65. CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments (03:25)
  • Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations
Chapter 14

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

  • 66. Motion Tracking Basics (09:51)
  • 67. Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip (06:21)
  • 68. Tracking Rotation and Scale (11:34)
  • 69. Adding Details to Our Text (04:04)
  • Quiz: Motion Tracking
Chapter 15

Chapter 15: Character Animations

  • 70. Intro to Character Animations (01:31)
  • 71. Design Your Character (14:32)
  • 72. Rigging Your Character (02:50)
  • 73. Animating Our Character (09:56)
  • 74. Adding the Animated Background (09:12)
  • 75. Adding Details to Character Movement (07:21)
  • 76. Adding the Paper Cut Out Look (05:30)
  • Quiz: Character Animations
Chapter 16

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

  • 77. Exporting an H264 File from After Effects (07:04)
  • 78. Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background (04:03)
  • 79. Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder (04:40)
  • 80. CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder (02:14)
  • 81. Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017 (07:04)
Chapter 17

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

  • 82. Audio Tips for After Effects (03:21)
  • 83. Working with Premiere Pro (05:54)
  • Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips
Chapter 18

Chapter 18: Expressions

  • 84. Expressions Basics (07:24)
  • 85. Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions (17:35)
  • Quiz: Expressions
Chapter 19

Chapter 19: Conclusion

  • 86. Conclusion (00:44)
Chapter 20

Final Quiz

  • Final Quiz

Course Description

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  • time 10.1 Hours

Join this Adobe After Effects CC course to have fun while learning quickly!

If you are looking to make your videos better, adding motion graphics and visual effects is the way to do that. After Effects CC is used by professionals across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries, feature films. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start making your own videos come to life.

Make videos the way you imagine them!

Practice while you learn. This course includes practice files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

By the end of the course, you'll have finished dozens of real world projects to build your confidence.

I'll be teaching the course using the Creative Cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, etc - Mac or PC), you can still learn with this course.

What's this course all about?

Get ready to create motion graphics that will improve your video quality. If you've always wanted to learn how to use video effects and create custom motion graphics, you can learn After Effects CC right now.

Practice lessons will get you motivated and moving to your goals.

The lessons are meant to teach you how to think like a motion graphics/video effects artist. After Effects is a robust tool that is capable of creating almost any video effect out there. You'll learn all of the basics, intermediate, and some advanced techniques, from working with shapes, text, and textures to video effects, transitions, and 3d camera.

Here is a glimpse of what we'll be covering:

  • Getting comfortable with After Effects CC

  • Starting a new composition

  • Using the basic tools

  • Working in the After Effects CC timeline

  • Adding shape and text layers

  • Animating position, scale, rotation, and opacity

  • Working with shape layers and masks

  • Real world projects such as lower thirds and bumpers

  • Motion graphics principles and best practices

  • Using video effects and presets to speed up workflow

  • Green screen and chromakey removal

  • Visual effects and rotoscoping

  • Motion tracking and video stabilization

  • Creating unique transitions

  • Exporting your projects

  • and so much more!

Knowing After Effects CC is a great skill to have that is in demand and highly marketable. I've landed many jobs with the skills that I teach you in this course.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



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14 Reviews

  • 4.9
  • Mahesh

Amazing course. This is a good course to learn After Effects from scratch.

  • arjunvarma1989

The course was very well structured and it covers from basic fundamentals to complex ideas

Most importantly certain unique techniques of animation were also discussed.

Character animation, Rotoscope , tracking, matte and video intro techniques discussed are very well explained and one of the best i have ever seen.

Must watch course to improve and sharpen your command on after effects

  • Brody

There is a typing error in question "To blue the edges of a mask, what would you do?" in quiz of Chapter 2. May I ask you to correct it to "To blur the edges of a mask, what would you do?" because correct answer is to change value of feather mask property.

There is a wrong name of Chapter 9 in course. It is "Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying) but lessons relate to 3D animation in this chapter.

Further. When I continued the course I realised that chapter names after Chapter 9 do not correspond to lessons in it. It is probably shifted.

  • waqarmughal313

I Really like this Course. I've come to appreciate Phil's style.
His way of explaining makes it really easy to understand !
Everything is clear, easy to repeat and contains only necessary and useful information. I enjoyed this course a lot and it's much more than I expected.

Strongly thanks to Philip Ebiner.

  • saniax

The Best course for all After Effect's learners. You will learn a lot from just one place. I have not enough words to say Thanks to Phill Ebiner for a clear explanation of all the basics and tools. That is a course for beginners, and after this course, you will be ready to explore After Effects further your self and create next-level animation.

  • djxbolt

learned lots of cool tips and tricks about motion graphics.recommended for beginners.

  • cre8iveartwork

detailed course , I can say that I really enjoyed learning from you

  • grafix_pro360

Impressive Course

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  • Bryan

`Amazing class! Go from 0 to hero in no time! I have already started using this to make not only my own stuff but things for customers! Love it! Thank you for imparting your wisdom, I can't wait to start another class!

  • topresource

Very detailed and helpful. Excellent for a beginner. I was able to learn so much from this with no real previous experience. Thank you so much

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Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What After Effects is used for?

    Adobe After Effects is an industry standard visual effects, motion graphics and compositing program used in post-production for videos. It is used in everything from film and television to online media. You can use After Effects to add animated titles to your videos, remove green screens, track footage and apply visual effects, kinetic typography, character animations, basic 3D compositing and much more. After Effects is not an ideal video editing application. It works within the video editing workflow after your footage has been edited in an application such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

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    Here is how to install an After Effects plugin. typically, you an install a plugin by copying the file to the Adobe After Effects plug-ins folder. After Effects plugins usually come as a ZIP file which should be extracted by double clicking the file. Then go to the After Effects plug-in folder (On Windows, the Adobe After Effects folder is usually located in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects\Support Files\Plug-ins. On Mac, the plugin location is usually located in Applications/Adobe After Effects/Plug-ins.) Create a new folder for your plugin and paste the plug-in file into that folder. Open up After Effects (or close and restart if it is already open) and your plugin should be available in the Effects menu at the top of the screen.

  • How to use Adobe After Effects?

    After Effects is a computer program that allows you to create graphics and apply digital visual effects to your videos. As part of the Adobe suite of applications, it works well with other applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro. The basic workflow for how to use After Effects is starting with a new composition. Within this composition you can add layers. Layers can be anything from a text layer, shape layer, video layer, adjustment layer, camera layer and many more. These layers can be manipulated and animated layer properties such as position, scale, opacity, etc. Effects can be applied to a layer. Each property or effect can be animated with keyframes. Compositions can then be rendered (or exported) for use in your video editing application such as Premiere Pro.

  • Can After Effects be used to edit video?

    Adobe After Effects is not the ideal application for editing video. While you can do basic video editing techniques such as trimming video clips and sequencing clips in a particular order, this is better done in an application like Adobe Premiere Pro. After Effects is better for applying visual effects to a video clip, creating titles and graphics, doing basic animations, removing green screen and adding backgrounds, and those kinds of individualized video effects.