Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of After Effects Guru: CC Market and Libraries.
- [Narrator] If you have access to the exercise files, it's important to understand how things are organized. Now if you don't have access to the exercise files that's perfectly fine, please feel free to follow along with your own assets. Once you've downloaded the exercise files, it's important to keep everything in the exercise files folder. If you need to move it to an external drive or anything else, go ahead and move everything as one unit in the exercise files folder. Now I want to draw your attention to the fact that every single folder is representative of a chapter, but that doesn't mean that there are definitely assets for every single video in this course.
Some videos don't require assets at all. In fact, for chapter one there are no exercise files but I went ahead and created the folder just so you had a place to save things as you're working if you wanted to. Now, chapter two, notice these are all Photoshop documents. I know this an After Effects course, but we will be using After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. For chapter three you'll notice that sometimes I have more than one file for a video. And don't worry, I'll call out which file you'll be working with as we continue moving throughout the course.
The important thing to understand is if you're ever missing any assets, nine times out of 10 if it's not right next to the project file, it's going to be here in the assets folder. So if you ever get a message that says footage missing you must re-link, go ahead and navigate to that assets folder and see if it's in there and then you can just go ahead and re-link.
- Exploring the Creative Cloud Market
- Searching and saving assets in the Creative Cloud Market
- Organizing Market assets in the CC Libraries
- Creating custom brushes and textures in Photoshop
- Creating backgrounds and animations in Illustrator
- Building a short promo in After Effects