In this After Effects CC 2014 training course, expert author Jerron Smith will teach you how to use the tools and techniques within this powerful software from Adobe. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous After Effects experience is required.
You will start by learning to understand the workspace and workflow of After Effects, then jump into learning how to create a new composition. From there, Jerron will show you how to import and organize footage, as well as work with compositions and arrange and adjust layers. This video tutorial also covers topics including animating layer transform properties, adding and animating effects, creating, editing, and animating text, shapes, and masks, and using track mattes. You will also learn how to use the roto brush, create 3D layers, create and animate cameras and lights, and create and animate 3D objects with Cinema 4D Lite. Finally, Jerron will teach you how to work with green screen footage, stabilize shaky video, set up a motion track, and use the graph editor.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using After Effects for your graphic design and video editing needs. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.