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October 29, 2014

by Paul Andrew, Envato

Paul Andrew

Learn Something New: Adobe After Effects


After Effects’ extensive and professional-level array of tools and features has made it the first-choice for professional and amateur filmmakers and animators for a number of years now.

But for anyone that is just starting out with the application, it can have an intimidating learning curve. So, to help get you on the path to visual storytelling genius, and as part of out Learn Something New series, we have a 10 part video course that has been specifically designed to help anyone that is stepping into the world of After Effects for the very first time.

This series will have you creating fantastic effects for your movies in no time!

The series has been produced by Dave Scotland, a 12 year CG expert with a natural gift for making the technical seem simple. We are good hand here folks!

Before you dive into the tutorials, perhaps you should download this After Effects cheat sheet, it will help, especially when it comes to learning After Effects terminology.


After watching these tutorials, hopefully you will feel more comfortable working within After Effects.

Where do you go from here? Your next step could be to take your skills to the next level by heading over to Tuts+ and exploring their extensive library of After Effects tutorials, or you could grab an AE template from VideoHive and learn how the real pros put their projects together. Or, just have some fun with the template and put into practice some of the skills you learned today.

So, have you learned something new today?