Chapter 2. Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

After Effects lets you hit the ground running with a variety of effects and preset animations. You can use them to create great-looking animations quickly and easily.

Lesson overview

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In this lesson you’ll learn how to do the following:

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Use Bridge to preview and import footage items.

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Work with the layers of an imported Illustrator file.

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Apply drop shadow and emboss effects.

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Apply a text animation preset.

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Adjust the time range of a text animation preset.

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