Earn More as a Designer - Learn Motion Graphics in 3 hours

Daniel Scott, Microsoft and Adobe guru for BYOL international

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50 Videos (5h 8m)
    • Intro Motion Graphics

    • Exercise Files

    • Relinking missing footage

    • Project vs Compositions

    • Whats the right composition settings

    • Changing the length of your composition

    • Matching composition to video size

    • Create type animation in After Effects

    • Easing your animation

    • Blurring your text while it moves

    • How to render or export your After Effects animation

    • My computer is really crappy help

    • Empty your disk cache to clear hard drive space

    • Ive lost my timeline in After Effects

    • Lower thirds type animation

    • Creating a watermark in After Effects

    • Rules of motion graphics anticipation

    • Custom easing using the graph editor in After Effects

    • Adding audio & music to your video

    • Inspiration for you motion graphics

    • Trimming the length of a video

    • Color correction exposure & adjustment layers

    • Creating a vignette in After Effects

    • Fixing shaky footage with warp stabilizer

    • Add text to live action video

    • Matrix effect using time remapping

    • Text to follow live action

    • Working with Illustrator in After Effects

    • Looping your animation

    • Grouping is called a pre comp

    • How to make a motion path

    • Green screen Keying After Effects Intro v3

    • Basic Masking

    • Object & mask animate separately Track Matts

    • Rotoscoping & faking depth of field

    • Rotobrush putting type behind video objects

    • Animated infographic line chart

    • Pie chart infographic in After Effects

    • Using cameras in After Effects

    • Animating a screen capture or screencast

    • Animating static images using parallax

    • Add fake lights with CC Light Rays

    • Creating dust particles in After Effects

    • Swinging text in After Effects

    • Character animation using the Puppet pin tool

    • Spinning globe & star effects

    • Making your video file size really small

    • Put all your files in one place collect files

    • End

    • After Effect Cheat Sheet


About This Class

In this course you’ll learn how to create motion graphics in Adobe After Effects. This motion graphics course is everything you need to start creating beautiful animation & infographics.  

As part of this course you’ll get downloadable exercise files so you can work along exactly with the trainer. You’ll also get completed files with every video so you can download and check your files against the trainers.


In this course you'll learn: 

  • Create beautiful motion graphics
  • Animate compelling infographics
  • Choose the correct video settings.
  • You’ll learn how to exporting your video easily.
  • You’ll be able to create slick type animations.
  • Rendering your video for Youtube & Vimeo.
  • Create titles for interviews.
  • Add music to your motion graphics.
  • Trim & editing video.
  • Add watermarking your video.
  • Fixing shaky footage.
  • Color correct & fix any bad footage.
  • Add a vignette to your video.
  • Learn how to use your skills from Illustrator & Photoshop
  • How to use green screen footage
  • How to mask like a pro.
  • How to animate infographics like bar graphs, line graphs & pie charts.
  • How to use camera to make 3D type.
  • Animating static images using parallax
  • Plus basic character animation.
    + More…

Your trainer is an Adobe After Effects Certified Expert and Certified Instructor. Daniel has been creating immersive infographics and motion graphics for more than 12 years. 

The course is approximately 3 hours long. Each step broken into individual videos to make it easily digestible. 

You’ll need Adobe After Effects installed on your computer. A 30 day free trial can be downloaded directly from Adobe.

If you’ve been excited by the world of motion graphics but still haven’t started. This beginner course is perfect for you.

Who is this course for? 

  • This course is for people who want to start earning money as a motion graphics designer.
  • This course is for beginners wanting to learn to use After Effects for motion graphics and infographics.
  • No previous After Effects or animation skills are necessary. 
  • This course is for absolute beginners. 
  • This course is NOT for people who have a good understanding of After Effects already. This is for new people only.
  • Students will need to download After Effects. The latest version of CC 2015 is recommended but the earlier CS6 version will still work.

83 of 84 students recommendSee All

his course is great. I learned a lot of new things in just a couple of classes and now I'm feeling more confident in After Effects. Thank you Skillshare and Daniel.
Great videos. Right speed, easy understanding and interesting content.





Daniel Scott

Microsoft and Adobe guru for BYOL international

I'm a Web Designer, Graphic Designer & teacher for BYOL international. Sharing is who I am, and teaching is where I am at my best, because I've been on both sides of that equation, and getting to deliver useful training is my meaningful way to be a part of the creative community.

I've spent a long time watching others learn, and teach, to refine how I work with you to be efficient, useful and, most importantly, memorable. I want you to carry what I've shown you into a bright future.

I have a wife (a lovely Irish girl) and kids. I have lived and worked in many places (as Kiwis tend to do) – but most of my 14+ years of creating and teaching has had one overriding theme: bringing others along for the ride as we all try to change the world with our stories, our labours of love and our art.

I'm a certified Adobe instructor (ACI) in Ireland. I'm also an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and have completed the Adobe Certified Associate training (ACA). And I don't just do Adobe. Remember, media is a very broad term – digital blew out the borders, so we are all constantly learning.

I've been teaching for 14+ years. I come from being a media designer and content creator – so I understand exactly where you're at now. I've been there. I love this stuff. Print, digital publishing, web and video. I can see how it all connects. And I can see how we can share those connections.

I built Bring Your Own Laptop in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia & online. I have a great team working with me to keep BYOL at the top of Adobe and digital media training. I understand business, I have one – so I know how important it is to get it right and make it work for you.

Now my focus is on Udemy. It's my mission to bring you the best training for digital media on Udemy.

Daniel Walter Scott