Explore basic techniques for using After Effects 2020, the flagship motion graphics and compositing application from Adobe.
- Have you heard amazing things about what can be done with Adobe After Effects, only to open the application and have no idea where to begin? There's no shortage of tutorials that go deep into specific techniques, but without an understanding of the basics, any of them may leave you with more questions than answers. If you find yourself wondering what After Effects even does, or if you're looking for your first success creating a composition from start to finish using the software, you've come to the right place. This course is designed to reveal the foundational elements of the software, and to give you direct experience working with each of them. The examples are designed to be achieved in just a few steps each. Sure, many techniques require more than that, but with a better understanding of After Effects as a whole, you'll have a much better idea of what and how to create with this toolset. I'm Mark Christiansen, and I've been using After Effects for decades, because it's the most versatile video tool I know of. I use it not only to complete shots, but even to just arrange my thoughts and problem solve the process. Having learned many of its ins and outs, I also find it fun to work with, so if you're intrigued, let's get started with the basics, with After Effects 2020 essential training, right here on LinkedIn Learning.
- After Effects and industry terminology
- Exploring the interface
- Working with layers
- Animating compositions
- Applying effects and adding lights
- 3D basics
- Motion tracking
- Speed ramping
- Animating type