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Adobe After Effects: Complete Course from Novice to Expert

Adobe After Effects CC Create stunning Motion Graphics, VFX Visual Effects & VFX Compositing with 50+ practice projects.
Instructor:
Louay Zambarakji
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How to use all of After Effects CC - in a dynamic, hands on approach.
Boost your creativity by completing 50+ Practice Activities and projects from simple to complex.
Create Motion Graphics to enhance your videos using a step by step, easy-to-use method.
Practice compositing techniques to achieve stunning video effects.
How to use specialized visual effects such Motion Tracking, Camera Tracking, Chromakeying, Rotoscoping, Stabilizing and many more…
Master Visual Time Effects on Videos and Motion Graphics.
Work in 3D space with Cameras, Lights and Shadows and practice your new skills with 3D Motion Graphics Projects.
How to Import and animate Illustrator Vector Graphics.
Create advanced Text Animation in 2D & 3D – cool stuff only in After Effects.
And much more for you to become an expert in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects and Compositing
Work with the latest Responsive Design Techniques

The Most Comprehensive, Bestselling  and Highest Rated After Effects Complete Course with over 460+ Lectures and 35+ hrs of Video.

Updated in August 2021 to include the latest Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Techniques. New 15 Sections added or upgraded.

New Sections added periodically to give you the BESTSELLING and HIGHEST RATED COMPLETE Adobe After Effects Course. The Ultimate Learning Experience with Hands On Practice Activities and Their Tutorials to cement and expand your learning. 

After Effects CC: The Complete After Effects CC Course from Beginner to Advanced.

  • Tsui Lau: “Great course covering so many areas and going into lots of detail. Louay was very descriptive and went through easy to follow, step-by-step stages which was very helpful as a complete AE beginner. Would recommend!”

  • Drek Fite:Louay is an excellent teacher. There is so much in this course, and there is no way that you can remember everything. However, I think it is the best overview of AE available. I’ve already come back to review certain portions of the course when working on various projects, and that is very helpful. Making good use of the Notes feature too for such a large course is helpful. Louay was extremely fast at responding to questions and viewing my work that I posted on YT. I would highly recommend this course.

Restructured, Repackaged to give you an Ultimate Learning Experience.

Motion Graphics and Visual Effects are becoming increasingly valuable and important in any video created. Learning how to create these animations using Adobe After Effects has become essential. Talents to create these kind of animations and effects are more and more in demand. It is also an easy way to earn money as a freelancer or resell your packaged animations on hundreds of sites on the web.

Learn and Master Motion Graphics and Visual Effects in After Effects in this Comprehensive Course:

  • Understand the concepts behind Animation Techniques and Motion Design

  • Learn how to Design, Animate, and Sequence complete Motion Graphics Projects

  • Work with all the transformations basic and beyond

  • Learn easy, yet powerful, techniques to create the most complex animations

  • Create Stunning Visual Effects using Build in Effects (no expensive third party plugins)

  • Apply specialized effects such as Rotoscoping, Chromakeying, Camera Tracking and many more…

Mastering After Effects

Learning the fundamentals and beyond of Motion Graphics and Visual Effects using Adobe After Effects is a very powerful tool at your fingertips.

  • Motion Design: How to design attractive and realistic motion.

  • Visual Effects: How to create stunning visual effects be it on graphics or videos.

  • Compositing: How to create realistic attractive scenes while combining motion graphics, visual effects and videos

You will go through creating useful and practical animations and learn how to use simple and complex animation techniques. This is not the type of ‘Tips and Tricks’ here and there course. This Course is a serious learning experience where you get to actually create serious animations and genuinely learn how to use After Effects and become a top notch animator and a visual effects artist.

  • Viry Juárez Lozada: It’s a very complete course. The instructor answers all the questions in every lesson and explains everything in detail. If you are a beginner in After Effects it’s perfect for you, Louay begins with the very basics and covers a lot of the software. The practices are very helpful to understand the lessons and to get you used to AE.”

Contents and Overview

You will start with a fast track to get familiar with After Effects and Create a Crash Animation. You will then learn all about the essential transformations using practical animations and useful examples. You will build Projects and Videos from scratch and practically learn more about numerous features and functions of After Effects.

You will go through projects where you will learn how to create animation sequences and package a whole video.

Essential manipulation of the many methods in After Effects are covered with emphasis on practical use and not just an overview of methods.

Most importantly throughout the course the spirit of compositing, putting together Visual Effects and Motion Graphics is thoroughly covered. This experience is invaluable for you to master Visual Effects in After Effects.

Here some of the techniques you will Learn:

  • The latest Responsive Design Techniques.

  • Create your First Motion Graphics Video.

  • How to Design and Animate a full motion graphic project.

  • How to create complex motion paths in After Effects.

  • How to import pretty complex motion paths from vector files.

  • How to use Spatial and Temporal Interpolation.

  • How to create Reveal Techniques using Track Mattes and Masks.

  • You’ll master Important Animation techniques to help you create better animation faster.

  • Essential 3D Animation Techniques.

  • Advanced 3D with Cameras, Lights and Shadows.

  • 3D Camera Orbit Null.

  • Complex, Compound and Bezier Shapes.

  • How to use the latest shape properties (2021)

  • Per Character Text Animation and how to use text presets

  • How to create the latest modern titles and lower thirds

  • How to use the Puppet Tools in CC 2018 and CC 2019 and CC 2021

  • How to Use Expressions – from simple linking to complex interpolations

  • How to create Animated Infographics

  • How to create Data Visualisation Charts

  • Animation Presets – Using, Editing, Creating and Saving Presets

  • How to Composite with Masks and Effects

  • Motion Graphics Time Games

  • Videos Time Games

  • Motion Tracking

  • Camera Tracking

  • Green/Blue Screen Chroma keying

  • Rotoscoping – Removing backgrounds

  • Importing and Animating Vector Graphics from Adobe Illustrator

  • Best Exports for YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook

  • Motion Graphics Visual Effects

  • Color Correction & Color Grading

  • How to use the all New Scripts to Animate Mask points

  • Using the Essential Graphics Templates

  • Lots of compositing exercises

  • …. and so much more interesting and useful updates you will discover within the course

Most Importantly this course offers you the chance to understand, practice and develop your skills in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics and lots of compositing.

  • Inger Wold: I have learned so much. I have already sold and made several videos. But this is still just the beginning, and the course made me able to find even more cool stuff. Still learning”

  • Abdulrazek Fawzy Abdulrazek: “It’s the Best Course In After Effects I have ever seen. Accurate + Fast + Smooth + Knowledgeable = Expert Instructor. Louay Makes you enjoy every bit he shows. Really if you want to Knock the real world of AE, come to Louay.”

  • Elizabeth Yorick:  “This is EXACTLY what I have been wanting!! A course with an instructor that actually explains everything!! He is also very prompt in reviewing your work, leaving comments and answering questions!! I would give this 10 stars if I could!!! Thanks Louay!!”

  • Prerana Golechha: “Super Amazing Course. I recommend it to everyone who wishes to get a good hold on the subject. Thank you sir, for explaining the concepts well and for being so patient in answering all our queries.”

See you inside the course

Louay

A Quick Start to Enable Your After Effects Skills

1
How to Start Motion Graphics Now!
2
Download the Resources Required for this section
3
Getting ready to start your first Animation (Preferences CC 2020)
4
Dive in for beginners: Getting the Graphics
5
Dive in for beginners: Create your first Motion Graphics
6
Assignment: Render your work and upload to Social Media
7
How about Visual Effects?
8
Dive In for novices: Change colors in a defined video area

Working in After Effects CC: A overview of the Interface and Keyboard Shortcuts

1
Introduction to this section
2
How to Download Your Project Files
3
Download your Project and Footage Files for this section
4
After Effects Interface - Workspaces
5
How to Adjust and Move the Panels
6
How to Create a New composition from Footage
7
How to Create a Blank Composition
8
When the Footage goes Missing
9
The Visual Keyboard Shortcuts' Editor
10
After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts - Documentation and Adobe Reference

Introduction to Simple Shapes and Text Layers

1
Introduction to Simple Shapes and Text Layers
2
How to Create and Edit Text Layers
3
Inside the Shape Layer - Simple Overview
4
How to Create and Edit Shape Layers

How to Create Motion (Animate) - Create Your First Motion Graphics Projects

1
How to Acquire Top Animation Skills
2
Download your Project and Footage Files for this section
3
Setting the Anchor Point Preference
4
Creating Motion : Concepts and detailed overview
5
How to Create a full Motion Projects - Concepts & Methods
6
First Project: Design the Layout
7
First Project: Animate the Layers
8
First Project: Sequence your Animation
9
The Flood News Project
10
Second Project - Flood News : Design
11
Second Project - Flood News : Animate
12
Second Project - Flood News : Sequence
13
Introduction to the YouTube Project
14
The YouTube Project: Design/Animate/Sequence
15
The YouTube Project: Reversing the Animation
16
Your Challenge & Practice Activity - A full Motion Graphics Project
17
Challenge & Practice Activity: Design your graphics
18
Challenge & Practice Activity: Animate your layers
19
Challenge & Practice Activity: Sequencing your layers

Animating Illustration - How to Import and Animate Vector Graphics

1
Animating Illustration - How to Import and Animate Vector Graphics
2
How to set up the illustration in Adobe Illustrator
3
How to import into After Effects
4
Animating the illustration
5
Sequencing the animation
6
How to safely update artwork in After Effects

Create and Publish your Videos to Social Media

1
Your Learning Take away from this Section
2
Download your Project and Footage Files for this section
3
First things first: Few things to take care of
4
Create Video using the Add to Render Queue Option
5
Create Pro Videos using the Adobe Media Encoder (Recommended)
6
When Adobe Media Encoder does not Pop Up
7
Reducing the Video file size
8
Practice Activity: Upload your work

Working with Compositions - Layers, Videos and Composition's Editing Techniques

1
Introduction to this section
2
Download Your Project file for this Practice Activity
3
Create a Composition from Multiple Footage
4
Create a Composition in CC 2018 Onward
5
Dropping / Trimming your Videos
6
Shifting Layer Content - Using the Pan Behind tool
7
Creating Split Layers
8
Trim Comp to a defined Work Area
9
Creating Slide Shows: Sequencing layers
10
Extracting & Lifting Work Area
11
How to use the Source (Footage) Panel
12
How to Use the Layer Panel

Spatial and Temporal Interpolation - Motion Path and Speed Control

1
Your Learning Take away from this Section
2
Download the Practice Activity Project File
3
Motion Path - Overview and definitions
4
The Spatial Interpolation
5
The Temporal Interpolation
6
How to use the Speed Graph Editor
7
How to use the Value Graph Editor
8
Upgrading Motion Path Preferences
9
Practice Activity (Apply what you learnt)
10
Practice Activity Tutorial

Essential Reveal Techniques with Track Mattes and Pre-Comps

1
Your Learning Take away from this Section
2
Download your Project and Footage Files for this section
3
Revealing Layers with Track Mattes
4
How to use the Alpha Inverted Track Mattes
5
How to use the Luma Track Mattes
6
How to use the Luma Inverted Track Mattes
7
Animating Track Mattes - Another way to reveal Layers
8
Pre-Comp Techniques to Reveal Layers
9
Pre-Comps Region of Interest
10
Create Track Matte from Pre-Comps
11
Create Track Matte from Text Layers
12
Practice Activity: The Luma Matte Challenge
13
Practice Activity: The Luma Matte Challenge
14
Practice Activity: Rabbit out of the Hat and The Magician Show
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