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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Jake, this is a great class for me, new to After Effects. I've been a PhotoShop & Nik Efex Gal for many years. I loved your step by step process! I ran into a glitch at the end, after effects wouldn't export to my desktop. But, I'm determined to figure it out, so I'll be reviewing your last 2 segments! Thanks!
Great class! It was really fun!