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After Effects for Beginners: 4 Projects to Get You Started

Learn the Basics and Create Something fun!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 23m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

In this beginner course we’ll cover some of the basic tools and tips you’ll use over and over again as you progress in the software.  By the end of this course you’ll have completed 4 different projects: A Simple Logo Reveal, A Lower Third Title, 4 Custom Transitions, and a Sexy Title Reveal!

We’ll discuss how to set up a composition, creating a title using the text tool and character settings, using the pen tool and it’s stroke to create a simple line, animating with the trim paths operation and the position and opacity parameters.  Lastly, we’ll cover how to reveal a layer using masks.
We’ll discuss how to design a Lower Third using Shape Layers, Gradient Ramps, and After Effect’s other built in tools.  Next, I will teach you how to create a simple animation using basic keyframes.
We’ll discuss how to set up a composition, creating a title using the text tool and character settings, using the pen tool and it’s stroke to create a simple line, animating with the trim paths operation and the position and opacity parameters.  Lastly, we’ll cover how to reveal a layer using masks
Next, I’ll teach you how to build your own custom transitions in After Effects using shape layers and basic keyframes to create a cascading animation for motion graphics.
I’ll also share a tip for changing the colors of all your layers throughout multiple compositions in one place, by using the Color Control effect and a simple expression.
Fun, easy, fast to render, and looks great!  Use the basics I share to create your own unique transitions!
For the fourth and final project you’ll learn how to create a title using the text tool and character settings, animate using shape layers and the scale property, mirror layers, adjust keyframes, use track mattes,  and create a stroke and background for your text.  Lastly, we’ll cover how to polish the look by color correcting and creating a vignette.
After this course, you’ll have what you need to advance further in the software and tackle your first projects!

You will learn

✓ Create custom motion graphic transitions using shape layers and simple keyframes
✓ Gain valuable tips and tricks that can be used for any project
✓ Use shape layers and masks to create a simple logo reveal
✓ Use shape layers and built-in tools to create a clean lower third title
✓ Create your own 2D custom transitions
✓ Create a more stylized cascading reveal using masks and keyframes

Requirements

• Students will need to have access to the Adobe After Effects software, and that’s it! No third-party plugins needed! I will walk them through everything start to finish to create a final product.

This course is for

• Beginner level After Effects users
• Anyone interested in learning more about After Effects
Video Editing, Motion Graphics & Animation
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 23m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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