Getting Started with Adobe After Effects CC 2019

Video description

Build an opener with animations, video footage, and visual effects using After Effects in this beginners' tutorial

About This Video

  • Build a fun and flashy intro to a comic book while learning and implementing Adobe After Effects
  • Step-by-step instructions will ease you through your first professional project
  • Learn not only how to use After Effects, but also the concepts behind high-quality work

In Detail

Whether you are a hobbyist or keen to become a professional video editor, learning a powerful tool such as Adobe After Effects can be a daunting task; however, in just 3.5 hours, this course breaks down the essentials of what you need to know to complete your first project.

The course starts with a quick overview of the After Effects interface and some key concepts in motion graphics. In the following sections, you'll start working with the core features of After Effects by delving into video footage, graphics, animations, and effects. You will gain hands-on experience of professional concepts such as animation principles, typography, and color correction. Each section jumps right in and takes you through each step using fun artwork and new features to help build your skills.

You will gain the foundational knowledge you need to create exceptional visual effects, extraordinary motion graphics, and exciting animated text for amazing video effects. You will learn how to animate objects; put them in motion; and change their size, rotation, and opacity over time and you'll discover how to apply and animate visual effects. Also, you will explore how to create shapes, perform color correction, and animate text.

Through taking this course, you will create a professional-looking Intro for a comic book series, learning the core basics of After Effects along the way and becoming familiar with its newly-released features.

By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Adobe After Effects CC you need to produce compelling digital-media projects.


If you have ever wanted to take your video clips further, or maybe you saw a cool motion graphic on the television and wondered how they did that, then this course is for you. No previous experience in Adobe After Effects is required. All you need is a love of video and motion graphics and a dedication to learn your favorite new skill.

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Product information

  • Title: Getting Started with Adobe After Effects CC 2019
  • Author(s): Leigh Lawhon
  • Release date: January 2020
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781838986841