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Create Easy Logo Animations WITHOUT After Effects!

Easy Logo Animations

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15 Lessons (1h 57m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:39
    • 2. Download Free Software

      4:57
    • 3. How to Design and Export

      13:04
    • 4. Animate Logo 1 (Nora Sparks)

      15:52
    • 5. Animate Logo 2 (Bouncy Oranges)

      16:52
    • 6. Bonus Tip

      4:18
    • 7. Animate Logo 3 (Olivia Benson)

      22:08
    • 8. The Move Effect

      10:54
    • 9. The Rotate Effect

      8:45
    • 10. The Scale Effect

      7:32
    • 11. Saving Your Logo Project

      1:54
    • 12. How to Add a Video Clip to Background

      5:00
    • 13. How to Export

      1:32
    • 14. How to Export Using Green Screen

      2:09
    • 15. Share Your Work!

      0:37
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About This Class

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Have you ever wanted to learn logo animation? 

Or maybe you already know how to animate using After Effects but wish there was a simpler way?

If you answered yes to either of these questions then you will really enjoy this course Easy Logo Animation. This is a class that will teach you how to create a sophisticated logo animation in 15 mins or less! And the best part is YOU DON'T NEED COMPLICATED SOFTWARE LIKE AFTER EFFECTS!

I developed this class because although I know After Effects is the leader in animation and special effects, I don’t enjoy using it. It is very complicated and time consuming. Im the kind of person who looks for shortcuts to any process. I like to achieve the same results in half the time and effort. And if you feel the same, then there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s called efficiency. We should always strive to learn to work smarter not harder.

So when I discovered (almost by accident) that there was a way I could animate my designs quickly I was soo hooked. And now I want to share what I learned with you!

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Here are some reasons why you would want to animate your logo designs:

 1. To present to your clients or potential clients in a visually pleasing way.

 2. To use as an animated youtube/video intro for yourself or your clients.

 3. To use as an animated profile photo for facebook or banner

 4. As a opening page for your website.

 5. To display on your social media pages to attract new clients.

“If you’re not doing video, you’re going to be left behind.’’ 

- Sean McCabe, Marketing Expert and Motivational Speaker

Adding motion to your logos will make your viewers and potential clients stop in their tracks and want to see more. If you currently display your logo designs in a static form then you want to do something to change that. You want to stand out from the rest and animation will help you do this. I personally notice on instagram that that the design pages that get the most views and engagement are the ones that use some sort of visual motion. Whether that be a video tutorial, a timelapse, or a quick animation of a design. But it doesn’t have to be hard. You see I'm sure most designers would love to display more motion design but the fact is that the traditional way takes a LOT of work. So its time to learn the easier way. Are you ready?

Class Requirements:

 1. You must use a Mac desktop or Macbook. Sadly, the techniques I teach you can only be learned on mac. The free software you will use in this class is only compatible with imac and macbook.

 2. You must have some basic knowledge on how to digitally design a logo. This class is not designed to teach you how to create logos or how to use logo design software. You should already know these key prerequisites.

 3. You must have already have design software that uses layers. Whether that be Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Procreate, or free apps like Canva and Over.

 4. Be Ready to have fun! Leave your stress at the door. This class truly takes the frustration out of animating a logo. It is so fun and simple you will be addicted to creating the limitless possibilities.

What you will Learn:

 • How to quickly animate your logos and make them look professional.

 • How to add images and video clips as a background to animated logos.

 • How to create custom movements.

 • How to export using green screen.