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Your First After Effects Project

via LinkedIn Learning


Add Adobe After Effects to your creative skill set. Learn how to build your first motion graphics project—an animated postcard—using Photoshop and After Effects.

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level by adding Adobe After Effects. Make the most out of the integration between the two programs to create, animate, and mock-up a static design and bring it to life. In this course, instructor Eran Stern takes you from start to finish through a real-world After Effects project, from bringing PSD files and footage into After Effects to animating layers and text using effects and presets and parenting. Learn how to replace clips, render your result, and create a mockup to simulate how the design will be used in the real world.

This course was created by Eran Stern. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.


  • Animating a static design
1. Import and Organize
  • Introduction to After Effects
  • Reviewing the Photoshop design
  • Creating a composition from footage
  • Import, organize, and trim the project
2. Match the Design
  • Matching colors
  • Converting to live text
3. Animation
  • Changing kerning and animating a texture
  • Revealing a layer using a transition
  • Animating text with presets
  • Animating layers using parenting
4. Compositing
  • Replacing clips
  • Creating a mockup, part 1
  • Creating a mockup, part 2
5. Rendering
  • Rendering a master file
  • Exporting to the web
  • Next steps

Taught by

Eran Stern

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