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Getting Started with After Effects
Welcome to your first taste of Motion Design
In this free training video series, you will learn everything you need to know to start using After Effects today. This is not an overview of the software, this is a real training series that covers advanced techniques
What Version of After Effects do I need?
Most version would suffice; I'm currently running version 17.13
Why is it free?
I believe that teaching is a quality of kindness and love, and I want to share my love with you. We do not need a reason to perform acts of kindness. I am dedicated to help you reach your success the best I can. You can always consider supporting me by making a monthly donation via my Patreon.
Why should I learn After Effects?
After Effects gives you the ability to create stunning motion graphics, visual effects, and animation. It is industry standard tool that is used by almost every company and studio. Learning this tool is the first step you can take to enter the world of Motion Design.
- Workspace management
- Importing and organize footage & assets in the project window
- footage properties
- Create new composition
- Playback controls
- animating keyframes
- changing the
- animation properties - ease
- speed graph
- text animators
- animation presets
- importing PSD as a composition and footage
- importing AI files and file preparation
- importing Cinema4D style & C4D lite
- Render multiple format
- After Effects Output Modules
- Adobe Media Encoder
Congratulations on finishing the course! You are a bonafide Motion Designer now, and your journey is about getting even more exciting. I am sure you are curious about how to approach your adventure so below are resources and tips on you can get better on your craft and be a Super Motion Designer.
- Actionable steps
- Learn shortcuts
- Motion Design workflows
- Optimization with Scripts & Extensions
- Find something to focus on
- technical direction
- character animation & rigging
- shape animation
- type animation
- Further readingsResources
There are a lot of beginners who do not know how to get into motion design or the resourcesFAQspply for a motion designer job, what are the best aspects your portfolio needs to consist of?
- Patrick Foley
- Nesting 3D compositions