Getting Started with After Effects for the Non-Video Pro

Getting Started with After Effects for the Non-Video Pro

Adobe After Effects is the standard for motion graphics—a must for anyone who wants to create motion designs for the web, video, or any type of screen delivery. However, many nonvideo professionals feel intimidated by After Effects because it looks so different from what they’re used to. In this course, Luisa Winters covers the basics of After Effects in a nontechnical way. Explore the most essential component of animation—keyframes—and different keyframe interpolation techniques. Discover how to animate text and text properties such as opacity and color. Find out how to build and animate masks and use masks from other programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop. Finally, learn how to export your work for a variety of formats using the Render Queue and Adobe Media Encoder.

This course was created by Rhed Pixel. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

Topics include:

  • Importing files
  • Creating and modifying a composition
  • Creating and modifying keyframes
  • Keyframe interpolation
  • Using the Graph Editor
  • Animating text
  • Masking
  • Exporting your work


  • 英文名称:Getting Started with After Effects for the Non-Video Pro
  • 时长:3小时2分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. What you should know before watching this course
  3. Exercise files
  4. After Effects preferences
  5. Import files
  6. About frame rate and frame size
  7. Create and modify a composition
  8. What is a keyframe?
  9. Create and modify keyframes
  10. Keyframe interpolation: Spatial
  11. Keyframe interpolation: Temporal
  12. The graph editor
  13. Text in After Effects
  14. Source text
  15. Text on a path
  16. Using animators and the range selector
  17. Animating text position and rotation
  18. Animating text opacity and color
  19. Animating text tracking and character offset and value
  20. Adding an additional range selector
  21. Wiggly selector
  22. What is a mask?
  23. Mask properties
  24. Mask modes
  25. Animate a mask
  26. Use a mask for position keyframing
  27. Use masks from Illustrator and Photoshop
  28. Incorporate masks into your work with logos
  29. Save Frame As
  30. Pre-render
  31. Render Queue
  32. Adobe Media Encoder queue
  33. Next steps