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Animated Instagram Stories in After Effects

Abhishek Dubey, Motion Designer

Animated Instagram Stories in After Effects

Abhishek Dubey, Motion Designer

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6 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:01
    • 2. Create Sale, Product Promotion Story

      14:57
    • 3. Create Event Info & Promotion, Book Tickets Story

      9:53
    • 4. Create Business Promotion, Food, Item Showcase Story

      9:24
    • 5. Exporting Final Animation

      1:44
    • 6. Final Remarks + Free Template

      0:20
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In this class, I will teach you how to create Animated Instagram Stories in After Effects. You will be learning how to set up layout, design, animation and exporting final story video. We will be creating 3 different types of stories which focus on three different fields.

Story Types:

  • Business Promotion
  • Sale Promotion
  • Event Info
  • Selling Tickets
  • Food Business
  • Showcase Products

These are just a few examples but there are endless possibilities. With the same animation techniques, you can create any type of animated Instagram stories.

What You Will Learn?

  • Layout Setup
  • Project Structure for Animation
  • Image Animation
  • Text and Typography Animation
  • Create a Duotone Effect
  • Zoom Animation
  • Using Light Leaks
  • Export Story Video File
  • and much more...

Class Resources and Template: You can download class resources and Template (Light Leaks Pack & Project Template) under the "Projects & Resources" tab.

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Abhishek Dubey

Motion Designer

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Hello, I'm Abhishek and I'm a Motion Designer from India. I love animating things and working on creative projects to brush up my skills and to learn something new. I love sharing my work and knowledge with others so here I am on Skillshare to teach what I know and to learn more.

plus to earn money to buy Pizza!

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1. Intro: Hi, This is a basic, and in this course I will show you how you can up your business came using animated instagram stories. Instagram stories provide a very powerful way off interacting with their target audience. Today there are more than 500 million daily active story uses, world fight and with features like promotions, who can advertise your stories to reach a wider audience. And in order to refuse attention and make them intact video content, you have to make your instagram stories very attractive. And this is exactly where this course comes in handy and this course I will teach you how you can create animated instagram stories using after effects without using any third party plug in, we will be creating three different type of stories that you can use to promote your business or to sell products, and you can use it to showcase for to your viewers. At the end of this course, you will be able to create your own professional instagram stories, which will help you toe grab viewers attention and to promote your business in a very professional faith. So without wasting any further, do I'll see in the class 2. Create Sale, Product Promotion Story: All right, so right now I'm in after effects. And before I jump and start creating stories, I would like to change my little. So since we all know that instagram stories are in a vertical former So I'm going to just simply drag this composition window and just simply snap it onto the right side. So over here, you can see that we had this really nice vertical call. This will help you in the editing process, but this is not completely. If you don't want to do this, you can simply go over 34. So let me just just chill out according to this, and now we're pretty much done with the Leo. So over here, you can see that I have already created afford in which I have imported all the images that I'm going to use for this course. And you can know, Lord, these images from months pledge dot com just like I did. Or if you have your own images, you can import them all toe. So first thing first, we're going to create a new composition. So let's go to composition Newcombe and make sure the calm name is main 01 since this is going to be our first story and make sure the width and height are in a ratio off entity by 1920. This will give you a nice vertical aspect ratio, which is required for instagram stories. Also make sure duration is something are around 15 seconds or less. 10 15 since instagram stories are 15 2nd at most inland. So just click on OK and here you can see that we had this really nice vertical pendant. Now I'm going to create another composition for for our media. So let's call this media and that's other things. Winter beans seem Just click on OK and I can probably change its name to media 01 since the City first study. And after that I'm going to import imagine toe this come So I'm going to use the SIM. It's so once you have imported, you can press ESC he on this cable to scale it down and just their own with its position. Make sure it's on foot up 200% so that you can see the entire window, so just play around with the position however you want. So I think this is looking nice and I will go back into the main calm. And I can simply track this media composition overhead. So we have our Mediaset. Now let's create a square. So there's Storyville. It'll views that a sale is going on on your website off somewhere like that. So we know to do that. We're going toe, create the box in which we will type information about sales. So just simply click on the tangle tool, and you can simply click anywhere and just simply track around the most and, you know, to make it a perfect square. Mature toe. Hold on the shift key, something like this. And once it has been created, you can place it in the center of the composition using the align panel, in case you are not able to say this to school to Windows and click on this, and it will enable it so selectively it. Just align it in the center of this composition like this, and after that, you can select the lid, and you can also move the ink upon in the center. To do that, to simply selectively and while holding down the control cages. Trouble flick on the span behind Tool, and it will make the anchorman in the centre. Since it is already center, there's no need for that. And once you've created that, I'm going to select the text tool to write some text. So our first Texas goingto be sealed, since this story will give information about sales. So just quickly align it in this and drop this box and And after that, let's select the lead and make sure your single bond is in the center. No, again, I'm going to select this and press control due to duplicate it. And for this one, I'm going to type summer. Since this is going to be a summer sale and just place it on top off it, you can probably select it and scale it down something like this, and you can probably change. It's formed. So that school that this one again duplicated by pressing control it, er command E. You can also select the late and go toe addict, and you can duplicate it from here. So for this one, we're going to type flat 60%. So whatever amount you want toe gives, you can type here, just change its so so that it fits nicely. Yeah. So this is looking nice. Display around with depositions. So once you're satisfied with your look, you can pretty much stark animating these. So first, we're going to animate our box. So we know to do that, just simply select the pox shape layer, then presses on the key boat where the skilled property and click on this store forced to wear the key frame. Then move the key frame for the part some literal one second like this. And in the beginning, we want developed to be seated. Now select pulled the difference. You can press f nine too easy is them, or you can right click go to keep from assistant than easies. And after that, just simply click on this icon to go into the graph editor. And over here you can see that we're the nice Gulf. So in case you old office looking difference, you might be in the and it value Grew up something like this. Make sure toe check this 100 speed craft. So this simply selecting and point and you can probably change. It looks something like this. And now if I play back here, you can see that we have the box and mission happening. So this is exactly what we want. Now we're going to animate a text, so let's just place them accordingly like this. So first, we're going to animate e sales tax. Now, before I start animating this text, I would like to tell you that I have another course on sculpture in which I have shown how you can create complex text animation inside off after effects so you can follow up that course also and just simply create those and emissions into this one. So for this one, we're going toe create a simple position, animation. So under any major, simply call to position. And from here you can drop down the rain selector and under the advance property, we're going to change few part of parameters now forcing First, we're going to change the position, so we're going to make the tax appear from top. So I'm just simply dragging it up like this and in order animated, we're going to use the offset value. But first, let's scenes few off the values. So for smoothness, we can go with them up. And now I'm going to quickly change the officer value. So in the beginning, we won't devalue to be negative. 100. And as the box appears, we won't devalue to be 100. So now you can see that the animation is happening. But it's not looking quite good. So, you know, don't wake this animation. You can play around with these high any slow value. So if I crank this up 200% and now fair play back, you can see that it has this really nice easy in the starting and it speeds up, Akkadian. So if I change this value to negative 100 now if I play pick, you can see that now. Are textures coming fast? And it has this really nice using at then. So this is exactly what we want. So once you're happy with your text, you can probably change the key friends to get different looks. Yeah, so I think this is working fine. So we're pretty much standard with the sale text animation. Now, let's animate boat off the these text, so select booty list and press be on the cable for position and click on the start First, where the key frame and in the beginning. We want this summer text to come from this site and the that 60% off to come from the right sick. So once again, selected key friends press F nine, then go to the graph editor on You can probably change devalue to look something like this . So no, in fact, playback agency that were this really nice animation going long. So as you can notice that there is fun, small problem that in the beginning all the ex serviceable So we can fix that by simply selecting the shape layer and then press control t to duplicate it and just simply place one copy above East text. It's keep on doing it like this. You can now select the track, my adoption and such a dual format in casing. A notable to say, this option you can supply click on this icon and it will make it appear so the simpletons detract. Matt Tau Alpha male And I know if I play back here, you can see they're know our animation is happening. So this is exactly what we work. You can also officer the animation soldered selectee someone and flat 60% and I can just probably moved a little bit further apart, something like this. So now we get this kind of folk, So this is looking nice. Now let's add the swipe up option. So as you know that instagram stories, you can add a feature called Swipe Up. So whenever they are viewing your story, they can swipe up toe, go to your website off whatever place you warn them to visit. So we're going to create a indicator for that. So again, we're going to select a rectangle tool, and I'm going toe to simply create a rectangle something like this, and just play around with its position like this. And now I'm going toe selectee cereal text and just discuss ruled it, duplicated and measured. The drag matters had to none. And after that I'm going to double, click and simply type swipe up. And after that, just simply place it on top of this there so that it it's visible like this. You can probably selected and scale it down something like this. Also, you will notice that this is coming from top, but we wanted to come from the bottom so we can easily do that by going under the text animation and this hard divi position value doe see doe. And in the beginning, weekends at the value does something like this. So now fair play back here, you can see that our text is coming up. Yeah. So this is looking nice. You can probably selected text and changes for whatever you want, so yeah, let's go sit this one on. I'm going to scale it down. Something like this. Also, I'm going toe add a little bit off space between the characters who can do that by simply clicking on tracking and just simply increase it up like this. So now, fair play back here, you can see that. Nor Texas coming up. Yeah. So this is looking fine. We can also animate this, Bottomley. So press be on the keyboard at a key frame to smooth it apart. And in the beginning, just move it below something like this. Then select the key frames. Disease, live with the graph editor, and that's it. So this is looking nice. So we're pretty much stand with this part. You can also add more details like your website name over here if you want, but for this example, we're going to just live it over here and we can do one more thing. We can add some shadow behind this letter, so make sure you use electricity and just simply search for drop shadow effect. And you can just simply change its softness, something like this. And here you can see that we're this really nice, shared a behind this. You can probably increase it or past if you want. I I think this is looking fine. We can also do the same thing that this shape also. So for this one, we continue to direction. So yeah, so you know, you can see that we had this really nice shared So everything is looking fine. But still, our image is not moving much, so we can have some little bit off animation dough that So in the beginning, we can select immediately, then press s on the key work for scale. Click here to wear the key frame and let's move to the 15th room and we can simply scale it up like this. And also we can selectively oppress p on the cable for position, and it's just move it something like this. So now If I play back here, you can see that we had this really nice minimal animation in the back room. So we're pretty much done with this part now. You can also enhance this by adding some light leaks to it. So if you want to do that, you can download off repack from the link in the description. So once you've downloaded it, you will get a video file you can just simply imported in after effects and then apply on top off this. So no, Here you can see that I have imported the file and I've dropped it into the com, so there's simply selected and process on the cable to scale it up. And after that you can change the rending moto screen or read whatever you want. So now for playback, you can see that we're this really nice likely going on. If it's intense days too much, you can select earlier than pressed, Ito protested property and the slow down its value so looks such a to 50%. So now you can see that we have this really nice, lightly going on can also just place it on top off the media only so no, it's affecting the background on Lee and nor detects itself. Yeah. So this is how you can create this type of study again. You can edit these and type whatever you want to Canadia of upside or stuff like that. The basic thing will remain saying now, the best thing about this approach is that you can easily change the media and this one. So if I want to change the image, I can simply go inside the composition. And I can simply drag and drop for the famous Avon. And if I could go back here, you can see that the changes have been applied. So you can probably change its scale and play around with its position if you want, like this. And there you go. So everything is already animated, so you do not have to worry about anything. So this is how you guys can pay this type of study 3. Create Event Info & Promotion, Book Tickets Story: All right, So now I'm going to create a second story for this one. I'm going to take an example often artists who wants to tell his views that his ban or he's going live on toe so they can buy the tickets. No. So you will come to know what I mean. Once I start creating this also here, you can see that I have already organized the project. So the story that we created early have moved it into this folder. So for the 2nd 1 I'm going toe, create another folder and just name it zero toe. So now we're going to create a new composition. Once again, let's call this main 02 and a still the things will remain same for this one we're going to use for media type. So I'm going toe, create media cedar to and simply click on OK, After that press controlled the toe duplicated. So now fear for copies off it, and I'm going to quickly import the images to them. So let's open up the first media fine and simply scale it down and position it whatever you were. So it is looking nice and just quickly do that the other players also so something like this and have you come back once I've imported all the images to know I have imported all the images and I'm going toe simply close them up and that simply select all the media sets hand Dragon into this composition. So over here you can see that we have four painter types and let me just quickly align them . And we're going to create a similar kind of team for all the images. So right now you can see that everything is looking different. So I'm going to create a door down effect which will make the similar kind of time throughout all the images. So in order to create that says simply, co two layer new, make sure you were in the composition. Go to layer new Li con artist, mainly, and on this one to simply search for an effect. Court didn't and simply to Magadan top off it. So once you have attracted up, you can simply check out that all the images have been turned into black and white and you can go with this looking for one. But for this example, we're going to change the color so you can change the fight color. So do whatever you want, so you can play around with whatever color you want. So for this example, I'm going to choose this dark green color. So now you can see that we have this similar kind off team all around the images. So this is exactly what we want. So let me just select all delays and moved them for the part because we're going to focus on this layer. So let's again create new adjustment layer to go to their new or just when they're on this one, I'm going to apply effect called optics compensation the simply dragon on top of it, and we're going to animate it. Using the field off you probably so this. Click on this icon and in the evening let singers value toe 12 degree notice Teen max value and after that, simply selectively, you can press you to reveal all the key friends that moved the head toe somewhere along here and change its value to Syria. Now you can see that this image is convincing to the center so we can reverse it by simply clicking on this option. So Now you can see that the this sort of animation and again we can select key friends for 79 then just changed DeGraff to look something like this. Yeah. So this is looking nice, and I'm going toe quickly. Artistic, You friends like this. So now you're going toe to simply trim this layer loss the animation and silver here. So you can timid by high tech dragging this end to this marker, or you can simply plus all and the right square bracket or option or right square bracket on Mac on over here. You can see that we have created this copy and once have created that to simply go to the medial it, and we're going to trim it as well. So over here you can see that the airport Ilias off call duration like this. Now I'm going toe Peter text layer so you can type whatever text you want. So I'm going to type by and ensure its color is white or whatever you want. Just change its phone Can. You can use the line panel to learn it in the center of tickle and just scattered sank a born in the center so just scaled up something like this. And again, I'm going to select this than all plus right square bracket. So we have these three layers of equal site. So if for playback here, you can see that now the animation is happening. But you will notice that our sex is also in the same color so we can select the do it only it and just drag Pillow de Exley. So now you can see that it is affecting only the media Lee heart attacks here. So we're going to repeat this stuff for all the other list. So let me just quickly crap this one. So they simply select all the lists and moved them to the beginning like this. American probably zoom in and select all of them. Then hold right square bracket to prime them all. And after that, there simply align them so like this and selected text late than pest control Day to duplicate it and move it further bark like this on this one. I'm going to type it gets and probably scale it down something like this. And let me just quickly do the same thing for the other one on this fun I'm going to type No. So buy tickets? No. So we're pretty much standard with teak expert and lets us quickly select the effect layer and this Place it on top off Holliston. So now you can see that buy tickets? No. So for the last layer, we do not need it. Do. And who s so we can extender toe the full duration? And also in this one, I'm going toe at the fact Clear Something like this. Yeah. So no. Here you can see that everything is looking nice, so we're pretty much standard with this one. All we have to do is just have some details on this speech. So I'm going to add fuel. Random details on the space, for example, like website artist name or I ordered something like that and I will come back once it's done. Okay, So I've added some other details to the space on where you can see their career. Added the website artist name, though Dates and a button toe show kept tickets now and a swipe up feature. So this is nothing, but that's simply our text layer. And with the shapely behind it and all the things are pretty must seem so. It is very easy. And this one is just a shape there. So I selected depend to learn this draw and a triangle like this so that it will give effect off sweeping up something like this. So no fair play back here. You can see that all the animations are living really nice like this. So you might notice one thing that again, the background. It's not animating much, so we can fix that by again. Adding some animation toe the media itself. So for this one, we're going toe selecting media press s and had a key frame. And I'm going to move this key for him to the end. And then beginning, I'm going to change the value toe one under 10. So no, If I play back here, you can see that we have this really nice zoom out animation in the image. So I'm going to select the difference press control, see to copy it and then control v paste it. So now you can see that I've added they keep him stripped. This layer s fell and also for this one. But for the last one, we're going toe pressed es and men leered the key friends. It's over here and just place it over. And now in the beginning, we want the value to obey something around 1 30 So, no, if I play backache and see that we're this really nice zoom out animation going on so you can check out all the animations. So again, this is looking nice, but we can ends it more by dragging a likely to it. So you again you can simply attracted, like lick, which is fit. You can download from the link in the description below and you can probably scale it up like this. 10 changed him or toe, head or screen whatever you want. Just a around with its opacity to Lourdes on its intensity like this. So now you can see that we're this really nice likely going on. So that's pretty much it with this story. And you can also add some really nice back on music. If you want again, you can edit these two days if you want to make this story, target some other thing so you can change the text and you can make it to look like it's first made for a food company or something like that. So this is how you can create this type of study 4. Create Business Promotion, Food, Item Showcase Story: Okay, so now I'm going to create our last story and the story. You can use it if you have multiple products, you can showcase toe your viewers. And I'm going to take an example off her restaurant Who wants to showcase its food items and encourage people toward them or to visit the restaurant. So again, we're going to create a new composition and make all this main 03 again. I'm going to create a media comp, and I'm going to replicate it four times because we're going to use 40 minutes again and to simply open up all the cops and quickly drag and drop put of me images. You want to use something like this and just play around with its scale and position however you want? Yeah, So this is looking fine, and I'm going to do this quickly for all the other cops. Now, I have imported all the images into their compositions on I'm going to quickly close them up and simply select all the media sets and dragged into this main tree. And I'm going toe move all off them further because we're going to focus on just this a set and let removal duplicate the effect of all the other comes. So goto the shape tool and select the Ellipse stool. And now I'm going to tow lips something like this, and can probably change its position some of their own hair and make sure it is up off the mediacom and after their tainted strike, Mac well from it. So now you can probably scale the image and play around with its position. If you want, you can also do the same thing the day shape, layer something like this. So this is looking nice and let me just quickly hear the background to it. So layer new, solid and make sure it's white color or whatever you want and where you can see there. We have this image and all its animated so selectee masculine, and we're going to pair enter toe. The media lifts. So in order to do that, the simply select the mosque and click on this Pickford Pichon and the simply drag it on top off the media call. And now, if I move, the media said, here, you can see that our shape it is also moving, so I'm going to add a key frame to the position Soap recipe on the keyboard. Then I had a key frame, and in the beginning we can move the calm to come from the side and again select them, processed nine to resist them, then just player on the take craft. And now for playback Here, you can see that now are images coming? So this is looking nice, and I'm going to quickly repeat this stuff for all the other comes. So let me just quickly do that, Okay? I have repeated the same effect on to the other cops on. If I play back here, you can see that we have this sort of animation. And now let's is quickly at some text over here. So for the 1st 1 we're going toe create a rectangle so selective rectangle tool and I'm going toe, draw other tangles something like this, and again move its anchor point in the center just like that. And you can also position it somewhere around here. Now let me quickly at the text. So this is a pizza. So I'm going to write pizza over here and can change the color off the front or front itself toe whatever you want, So just play around with the look off it. So I think this is looking nice. So just simply you see a line told to line the shapeless, So yeah, this is exactly what we want. So now I'm going to quickly animate it. So let's Parenti text layer toe the shape, then selected shape their SP And in the evening we can move it to come from the sight than selecting Keep Prince Press f nine kowtow to the RAF agita and the scenes developed to something like this. So now you can see that how our animation is happening. And once again I'm going to duplicate the same and mission for all the other alias. Okay, so I've created the same animation for all the other images and this is how it was looking now. And one last thing that we're going to do is fear going toe ad, Fill this white Paco. So let me just quickly grab all of these years just like this and make sure to place them below the solidly. And after that, I'm going toe change its transparency. So let's that the opacity toe something like 65. Yeah, so this is looking good. So once again, I'm going to animate the opacity off these layers to most them as they appear so first. So in the beginning, we want the media number, it just like this. And when the next animation is just about to happen, I'm going to add a key from toe the capacity and just simply change its value toe. Zito and I can probably select the lid and trim it. Just like that in this place is on top off it. And I can just simply move the media number nine so you can see that it fades away and I'm again going to do the same thing with the other Lis. So no, for playback here, you can see that now our animation is happening as the last Ipek owned is changing. So we're pretty much done with the animation. The last thing that we have to wear this the details about the restaurant. So I'm just quickly going to add some random details over, and I will come back once it's done. Okay, so now I have added some details over here, and I'm quickly going to animate it. So this is nothing but that's simply our text layer and with the shapely behind it. So I'm going to parent all the text layers toe the pace shapeless so that we can animate the ship. Let itself and the tax and emission will happen automatically. So selectee shape list and press be on the keyboard and we're going to add a key frame. And this move if something like this and for this one I'm going toe make it come from this site And for this one I'm going to just the other side and for this one also, I'm going to make it home from this. So after that selected key frames and process nine just play around with the graph something like this, and offer playback here you can see that we have this animation, so I'm going to offset thes two animations. So this, like these lists and just move them for their part, something like this. And now if I play back here, you can see that our main text welcome. And after that, these two attacks. So the last step is just to align these years, something like this. So I for playback here you can see that I've created this sort of animation. Yeah, So this is looking nice, and once again, you can obviously are likely to enhance its look. So let me just quickly do that and just skillet up something like this and changed the moto screen and all for playback here, you can see that the light league is happening and I'm going to load on it. So pastie so that it's not too much intense. So yeah, this is looking nice. We have very certain lightly going on. And so this is how you can create this kind of stories. Once again, you can edit these details and you can use it toe represent whatever you want. You can use it to showcase your work. If multiple images, you can combine them and simply at whatever text you want and stuff like that. So this is how you guys can create any Madrid stories in instagram. And once you have graded all of these stories, you're last step is to export them 5. Exporting Final Animation: All right. So here you can see that I've created this story and in order, uploaded onto instagram. I have to export it. So the correct way off exporting this is toe select whatever comp you want to export, then go to the composition and click on our to render queue. Or you can press control plus M or command plus M on Mac. So once you do that, you can simply click on this. I can cure Odo median quarter, and it will take you inside the media and quarter and one stay in Kota is open up. You can change the former from here, the best setting toe within seconds. So odious this as start to 64 format. So make sure toe check it out on You can change the preset option by simply clicking on this, and it will enable the dynamically in connection. So once it's done, it will open up this window and over here you can once again changed the format if you want . But we already done that. So over here you can see that under the video panel, we have this option rendered at maximum depth. Just make sure to check it. And over here you can see that we have another option toe use maximum than their quality special toe check. Put off this option and once we're done with that, you're a pretty must own 50 according part. Just simply click on, OK, You can choose the old port location wherever you want to safety file. And once they're selected that you can click on this icon and it will start rendering your story. So after saving the story, you can obviously upload it on to instagram. And if you want, you can promote it using INSTAGRAM promotions. These look very professional and we're definitely happy of us. Attention. And I hope you will start using them. So this is how you guys can create animated stories. 6. Final Remarks + Free Template: so thanks for watching this course. And in the description below, I've uploaded the template files, which consists off all the three stories that we just created. So you can download the temperate and addicted according to yourself and use them into your stories. So that being said, that's it for this course. So this is object cannot see in the next one.