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14 Videos (1h 19m)
    • Course Trailer

      0:45
    • Getting Started

      7:20
    • From Groups To Layers

      2:23
    • Prepping For Animation

      9:55
    • Laying Out Your Objects

      7:45
    • The Graph Editor

      11:50
    • Anchor Points Matter!

      7:25
    • Ease That Motion!

      5:58
    • Animating Overshoot

      8:19
    • Working With Graphs

      11:57
    • Creating A Loop

      2:06
    • Exporting from After Effects

      0:47
    • Saving a GIF in Photoshop

      2:03
    • Thank You!

      0:24

About This Class

You've learned the basics. Keyframes are in your toolbox. Now it's time to take the next step as an animator and unleash the power of After Effects' graph editor!

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This class is for anyone looking to take control of the look and feel of their motion design. Whether you've been using After Effects for years, or you've only just started learning the program, this class will be easy to follow along. I'll teach you everything you need to know about easing in and out of of every bit of motion you create, and help you develop an aesthetic that will make your work stand apart from others'.

If you've never used After Effects before, I recommend that you take my other quick class, The Beginner's Guide to Animating Custom GIFs, first. Then you'll be prepared for the content of this class.

375 of 377 students recommendSee All

Great class! Lots of super helpful tips.
This class was my introduction to After Effects and I didn't feel like it was too challenging or too simple, it was a perfect class to get introduced to the Software and learn new tricks. Jake is very pleasant in his teaching manner and very easy to follow.
Amazing course, jake is awesome instructor!!!!

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Jake Bartlett

Motion Graphics Artist

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Hey! My name is Jake Bartlett, and I’m a motion designer working and playing in sunny Los Angeles, California. 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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