- Starting a project
- Using the Timeline
- Organizing with layers
- Controlling animation with keyframes
- Using effects and 3D
- Working with type
- Rendering in After Effects
- Creating a simple animation, start to finish
Skill Level Beginner
- [Mark] Hi, and welcome to this Essential Training course on The Basics of Adobe After Effects. If you've never really gotten started with After Effects, and are wondering where to begin or what it even does, you're in the right place. This course is for the absolute beginner. After Effects is versatile and most courses you'll find on it dive straight into an example that shows you how to do more or less, one thing, in great depth. I'll start by giving you a tour of the simplest way to get a shot through After Effect, start to finish.
We'll then look, at how each section of the application is organized, what it's for, and how those sections work together. We'll focus on the most used features to help eliminate the "I didn't know After Effects could do that", problem. In the final section, we'll design a short, promotional bumper you might see on television or on the splash screen of a webpage. It's specifically designed so that no one stage will get you lost in the weaves of multiple steps and options.