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Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

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  • Understand the After Effects workspace and how to start a new composition.
  • Add media to your project and work with the Timeline.
  • Master the basic After Effects tools and create perfect circles and alignments and shape colors.
  • Navigate and utilize the shape properties like a pro.
  • Animate your project with keyframes and know the basics of motion tracking.
  • Work with solid layers, shape layers, strokes, paths and use the Key Burns effect.
  • Utilize essential After Effects skills such as tracking matte animations, playing with time, using blend modes and stabilizing shaky footage.
  • Take on motion graphics projects with ease, apply text animations and work with character animations.
  • Work with green screen footage and master chromakeying.
  • Work with 3D animations, use the camera tool and excel at rotoscoping.
  • Export your work in the correct format and resolution.


While it’s easy to imagine impressing your audience with awe-inspiring videos, it’s not as simple to achieve. Adobe After Effects offers powerful capabilities to create jaw-dropping effects but you’ll need basic and advanced skills to be able to translate your dreams into reality.

This class covers all major features and elements of After Effects such as motion graphic, visual effects, green screen and rotoscoping, character animations and connecting typography. The project-based class is full of practical exercises in each section with all of the downloadable resources that you need to put your new-found skills into practice.

Go from complete beginner to advanced After Effects user with professional guidance from world-renowned expert, Phil Ebiner!


  • How to position, scale and rotate animations and make animations look more natural
  • How to use the graph editor and add layer styles like drop shadow, bevel and gradients
  • How to work with shape effects such as trim path animations, wiggle and zig zag
  • How to preview and favorite fonts, use content aware fill, create motion graphic templates and reverse complicated animations
  • How to master colorful transitions, text bubble animations and logo reveals
  • How to remove greenscreen backgrounds and add motion to a still image
  • How to use the rotoscope tool, clean up edges for 3D animations and professional screen replacements
  • Expert workflow tips, how to work with Adobe Premiere Pro and the basics of expressions


  • People who have no to little experience with Adobe After Effects CC
  • Influencers and brands who use video and want to elevate their content
  • Videographers, cinematographers and editors who want to learn how to add motion graphics and effects to videos
  • Creative Professional who want to diversify their skillset
  • People who need a refresher class on Adobe After Effects features
  • Animators and Graphics specialists who want to fortify their existing skill set
  • Designers who want to add Adobe After Effects to their offering
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to use Adobe After Effects CC
  • Beginner to Intermediate


Adobe After Effects CC


Professional video and class creator, photographer and teacher to 1mil+ students. Phil has 10+ years of professional experience in the world of video & photography. He has created 1000+ videos and award-winning documentaries and works from his home studio near LA.


  • Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates
  • Understand the After Effects Workspace
  • Starting a New Composition
  • CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage
  • Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline
  • Using the Basic After Effects Tools
  • Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors
  • Working in the Timeline
  • Layer Properties
  • Quiz: After Effects Basics
  • Animating in After Effects
  • Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations
  • Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral
  • Using the Graph Editor
  • Challenge - Bouncing Ball
  • Solution - Bouncing Ball
  • Quiz: Animating with Keyframes
  • Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects
  • Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths
  • Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients
  • Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag
  • Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers
  • Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear
  • Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers
  • Easily Reverse Complicated Animations
  • Playing with Time
  • Blend Modes
  • Stabilize Shaky Footage
  • CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts
  • CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time
  • CC 2019 Content Aware Fill
  • CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates
  • Quiz: Important After Effects Skills
  • Intro to Motion Graphics Projects
  • Clean Lower Third
  • Logo Reveal Animation Bumper
  • Colorful Transition
  • Text with Mask Path Animation
  • Text Bubble Animation
  • Weather App 1
  • Weather App 2
  • Weather App 3
  • Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects
  • Flat Animation Challenge
  • Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene
  • Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect
  • Removing Green Screen Background
  • Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground
  • Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool
  • Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect
  • Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge
  • Intro to 3D
  • Swinging 3D Text Animation
  • Build Out Your 3D Composition
  • Animating Our 3D Scene
  • Create Stars in After Effects
  • Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)
  • Using the Rotoscope Tool
  • Cleaning Up Your Edges
  • Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation
  • Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool
  • Easy Screen Replacement with Masks
  • Replacing a Screen Version 2
  • Screen Replacement with Mocha
  • CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin
  • Quiz: Rotoscoping
  • Using the Puppet Pin Tool
  • Animating Your Puppet Pins
  • Animated Blinking Eyes
  • Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds
  • CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool
  • Quiz: Screen Replacements
  • Applying Text Animation Presets
  • Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn
  • Radial and Linear Wipes
  • Color Correction in After Effects
  • CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments
  • Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations
  • Motion Tracking Basics
  • Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip
  • Tracking Rotation and Scale
  • Adding Details to Our Text
  • Quiz: Motion Tracking
  • Intro to Character Animations
  • Design Your Character
  • Rigging Your Character
  • Animating Our Character
  • Adding the Animated Background
  • Adding Details to Character Movement
  • Adding the Paper Cut Out Look
  • Quiz: Character Animations
  • Exporting an H264 File from After Effects
  • Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background
  • Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder
  • CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder
  • Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017
  • Audio Tips for After Effects
  • Working with Premiere Pro
  • Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips
  • Expressions Basics
  • Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions
  • Quiz: Expressions
  • Conclusion
  • Final Quiz

Taught by

Philip Ebiner


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