1. Getting to Know the Workflow

Lesson overview

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

Create a project and import footage.

Create compositions and arrange layers.

Navigate the Adobe After Effects interface.

Use the Project, Composition, and Timeline panels.

Apply basic keyframes and effects.

Preview your work using standard and RAM previews.

Customize the workspace.

Adjust preferences related to the user interface.

Find additional resources for using After Effects.


This lesson will take about an hour to complete. Download the Lesson01 project files from the Lesson & Update Files tab on your Account page at

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