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After Effects CC: The Complete Guide

via Skillshare


Join this BRAND NEW 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!




  • Please Enroll
  • Welcome
  • How to Download Course Files
  • Dive Right In - Animate Your Name
  • Understanding the Workspace
  • Starting a New Composition
  • Adding Media to your Project and Timeline
  • Basic Tools
  • Create a Perfect Shape + Colors
  • Working in the Timeine
  • Layer Properties
  • Animating in After Effects
  • Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations
  • Animation Tips
  • Using the Graph Editor
  • Challenge - Bouncing Ball
  • Solution - Bouncing Ball
  • Solid Layers
  • Shape Layers
  • Layer Styles
  • Shape Effects
  • Track Mattes
  • Pre-Compositions
  • Reversing Animations
  • Time Effects
  • Blend Modes
  • Stabilize Shaky Footage
  • Intro to Motion Graphics
  • Clean Lower Third
  • Logo Reveal Animation
  • Colorful Transition
  • Mask Animation
  • Text Bubble Animation
  • Weather Phone App - Part 1
  • Weather Phone App - Part 2
  • Weather Phone App - Part 3
  • Flat Animation Challenge
  • Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene
  • Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect
  • Removing Green Screen
  • Adding a Background
  • Adding Motion to a Still Photo - Puppet Tool
  • Adding Motion to a Still Photo - Ripple Effect
  • Intro to 3D
  • Swinging 3D Text
  • Build Out a 3D Composition
  • Animating in 3D Space
  • Creating Stars in After Effects
  • The Rotoscope Tool
  • Cleaning Up the Edges
  • Finishing the Rotobrush Animation
  • Easy Screen Replacement
  • Intermediate Screen Replacement
  • Advanced Screen Replacement
  • The Puppet Pin Tool
  • Animating the Puppet Pins
  • Animate Blinking Eyes
  • Adding Perspective with Clouds
  • Text Animation Presets
  • Page Turn Effect
  • Radial and Linear Wipe Effect
  • Color Correction in After Effects
  • Motion Tracking Basics
  • Attaching Text / Visual Effects to Tracked Video
  • Tracking Scale and Rotation
  • Adding Details to Motion Tracking Scene
  • Intro to Character Animations
  • Design Your Character
  • Rigging Your Character
  • Animating Your Character
  • Adding an Animated Background
  • Adding Details to Character Movement
  • Adding the Paper Cut-out Look
  • Exporting from After Effects
  • Exporting with a Transparent Background
  • Exporting through Adobe Media Encoder
  • Create an Animated GIF
  • Audio Tips
  • After Effects + Premiere Pro Workflow Tips
  • Expression Basics
  • Animate a Flickering Light
  • Thank You

Taught by

Phil Ebiner

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