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After Effects for Beginners: Mastering The Basics

Lucas Ridley, Instructor and Animator

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10 Lessons (54m)
    • 1. Mastering The Basics

      0:48
    • 2. The Workspace

      7:05
    • 3. Animation

      2:58
    • 4. Parent Animation

      9:57
    • 5. Mask Animation

      18:29
    • 6. PreCompositions

      4:14
    • 7. Export The Animation

      3:48
    • 8. Running Out Of Disk Space

      1:21
    • 9. Change This Preference Setting

      3:58
    • 10. Color Libraries

      1:44
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About This Class

If you've never opened After Effects before this course is for you. It is the first in a series of courses for beginners so get ready now and take my more advanced courses after you finish!

We are going to start simple and master the basics in this course of the series for beginners. In this course, you will learn how to:

  • import your own assets
  • animate them
  • create your own designs with solids and masks
  • learn how to avoid beginner mistakes and roadblocks
  • become familiar with hotkeys (you'll have a downloadable cheatsheet)
  • render your animation

By the end of the course, you will have a fundamental understanding of After Effects while avoiding the common problems beginners get stumped on solving that creates a roadblock for new users advancing in the program.

I look forward to seeing you in class and after finishing this course, join me in the next installment of the series After Effects for Beginners: Typography which should be released by April 6th, so click follow on my profile for update notifications. The course installments after Type will most likely be Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, and Character Animation. In the meantime, I have several other more advanced After Effects courses you can take as well: