July 31, 2012
by Rampant Design Tools
Discovering After Effects is a totally free training series that will get you up to speed and working with After Effects in little to no time. This series covers the basics up through advanced techniques that will help you become proficient in Adobe After Effects and look like a rock star to your clients and employers.
This training is offered completely free of charge, because we feel that everyone in video and film production should have a working knowledge of After Effects. Someone in our past taught us After Effects and we believe in paying it forward.
Discovering After Effects Introduction
Lesson 01 – The After Effects Interface
A brief walkthrough of the After Effects interface and how to use it.
Click Here to Watch Lesson 01 – The After Effects Interface.
Lesson 02 – Layers and Effects Controls
In this tutorial we go over how layers and effects work in After Effects.
Click Here to Watch Lesson 02 – Layers and Effects Controls.
Lesson 03 – Keyframes, Animation and Time Remapping
This tutorial covers keyframes, how to animate in After Effects and how Time Remapping works.
Click Here to Watch Lesson 03 – Keyframes, Animation and Time Remapping.
Lesson 04 – Masks
How to create and use masks in After Effects.
Click Here to Watch Lesson 04 – Masks.
Lesson 05 – Mattes
How to create and use mattes in After Effects.
Click Here to Watch Lesson 05 – Mattes.
Lesson 06 – PreComping
What is nesting or precomping? Why is it important? Check out this tutorial to see why.
Click Here to Watch Lesson 06 – PreComping.
Lesson 07 – Parenting
Parenting is a powerful and important function of After Effects, learn how parenting works here.
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Lesson 08 – Motion Tracking
Learn all about Tracking and Stabilization in this tutorial.
Click Here to Watch Lesson 08 – Motion Tracking.
Lesson 09 – After Effects for Editors
I don’t make motion graphics or visual effects, how does After Effects benefit me? Find out here.
Click Here to Watch Lesson 09 – After Effects for Editors.
Lesson 10 – Expressions and Beyond
Expressions are powerful and can literally save hours of time, learn how to use them here.
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