Learn the Basics of After Effects for Free

Learn the Basics of After Effects for Free
June 14, 2013 Adrian Thompson

A series of free tutorials to help you get started using After Effects. Presented by Adrian Thompson, a motion graphic designer with over 7 years of professional experience. These tutorials are short, to the point and aimed to quickly build your confidence in After Effects.

01.) Compositions, New Layers & Effects

 

02.) Creating & Formatting Text

 

03.) Masks and Shape Layers

 

04.) More on Using Masks

 

05.) Basics of Keyframe Animation

 

06.) Rendering and Output

 

07.) Smooth Keyframes

 

08.) Lights, Camera & Z-space

 

09.) Parenting & Null Objects

10 Comments

  1. Nishant Bilkhiwal 5 months ago

    please upload them on YouTube. Vimeo is so crap!!

  2. Nelson Nunez 5 years ago

    great refresher of the foundation of AE. learned a handful of fresh shortcuts and time-saving techniques!

    how about a tutorial on getting clean keys from green screen? especially ways to pull it off when they’re poorly lit! or on tracking motion and the possible uses of it. and i’ve only briefly played with expressions; that’s always been an intimidating feature that i’ve love to learn as well.

    thanks Adrian!

    • Adrian Thompson 5 years ago

      Great ideas! I have plans to pursue all of those. 🙂

  3. Adrian Thompson 5 years ago

    Added a late upload about some use cases for Masks; the important one being How to Create a Vignette. Check it out on our YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/5In9ju6bLwA

  4. Notta Mehere 5 years ago

    brilliant!!!!

    after 40+ years in tv / video production i thought it was about time i started doing some of my own bells and whistles.

    i know enough to know i DID’NT need some complete newbie tutorial that would prattle on about every button and such like, but i did want a clear, concise explaination of the basics… and that you’ve done admirably.

    many, many thanks

    • Adrian Thompson 5 years ago

      Thanks! I’m so glad to hear they’ve been helpful. I’m hoping to create many more—is there anything specific you’d like to see presented?

    • Notta Mehere 5 years ago

      actually i think you’re doing just fine without any guidance!

      you’ve struck a great balance, allowing computer literate users to simply dive in and get started.

      btw – lesliewand.com.au

  5. David 5 years ago

    Thanks! These were really helpful.

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