The Beginner's Guide to Animating Custom GIFs

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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9 Videos (36m)
    • Course Trailer

      0:39
    • Getting Started

      8:55
    • The Plane's Position

      11:07
    • The Plane's Rotation

      2:33
    • The Heart

      4:30
    • The Clouds

      2:06
    • The Text

      3:00
    • Saving a GIF

      2:40
    • Congratulations!

      0:29

About This Class

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This is the quick and easy total beginner’s guide to getting up and running in Adobe After Effects. No experience necessary! I’ll show you how to use the tools inside of the program, animate your design into a loop, and export a GIF in Photoshop to share with your friends!

This course is for anyone interested in motion design. Maybe you're a graphic designer who has always wanted to turn one of your pieces into an animated GIF, or maybe you've never even considered design before but thought animation always looked like something you'd enjoy! Whatever the case may be, this class will get you up and running in the world of motion graphics!

And if you are interested in getting into the world motion graphics, this class is a great stepping stone to my other After Effects courses. So be sure to check those out too!

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YES! Absolutely thorough, clear and concise. I can't wait to take all of Jake's lessons. Thanks!!!!
Easy to follow, but if you're using Adobe CC version, sometimes the position of certain button will be off.
Basic Knowledge that any beginner AE animator should learn
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Jake Bartlett

Motion Designer

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Hey! My name is Jake Bartlett, and I’m a motion designer from Denver, Colorado. I've been animating in Adobe After Effects for over ten years. After five years of working for an LA-based production company, I have gone freelance full-time and now work from home. Animating as a motion designer professionally is a dream for me. I get to use After Effects every single day for my job.

Since starting my professional career I've animated over 800 episodes of 8 different motion graphics shows for clients like Yahoo!, MSN, Twitter, YouTube, Pepsi, VH1, HGTV, NateGeo Wild, The History Channel, and Ulive to name a few. In my free time I love making animations for myself. I've found that constantly challenging myself on my own time has been the best way to increase the quality of my work. Being able to consistently use After Effects on a daily basis and always having a tight deadline has made me very fast and efficient with the program.

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