After Effects Basics – Tutorials to get you started with Adobe After Effects

If you want to learn Adobe After Effects this is a great place to start. While some of the tutorials may use older versions of After Effects (AE) the lessons cover material that is still relevant and helpful for new users of the latest versions of AE. So, even if you’ve never used AE before, this series will give you all the skills you need to get going and, in time, master this amazing application.

1 – Workspaces

2 – Importing

3 – Compositions

4 – Importing Photoshop Documents

5 – Naming and Organising

6 – Previewing Your Timeline

7 – Timeline Basics – The Buttons Pt 1

8 – Timeline Basics – The Buttons Pt 2

9 – Timeline Basics – Other tools

10 – Fit and Solids

11 – Fixed Effects

12 – Keyframes Pt 1

13 – Keyframes Pt 2 – Easing

14 – Motion Paths Pt 1

15 – Motion Paths Pt 2

16 – Motion Paths Pt 3

17 – Parenting

18 – Shape Layers Pt 1

19 – Shape Layers Pt 2

20 – Shape Layers Pt 3

21 – Shape Layers Pt 4 – Merge Paths

22 – Shape Layers Pt 5 – Offset Paths

23 – Shape Layers Pt 6 – Pucker and Bloat

24 – Shape Layers Pt 7 – Repeater

After Effects Basics– Shape Layer EXTRA – See this series on Building a Shape Layer Clock in After Effects

25 – Shape Layers Pt 8 – Rounded Corner and Extra Strokes

26 – Shape Layers Pt 9 – Trim Paths

27 – Shape Layers Pt 10 – Twist and Wiggle Paths

28 – Shape Layers Pt 11 – Wiggle Transform

29 – Shape Layers Pt 12 – ZigZag

30 – Creating a Spiral Pt 1

31 – Spiral Pt 2 – The Write-On Effect

32 – Brainstorm (Dropped CC 2015)

33 – Shape Layers – Putting it Together

After Effects Basics – TEXT ANIMATION – See this newer series to replace tutorials 34 – 45

46 – The Mask Feather Tool

47 – Paint 1 – Brushes

48 – Paint 2 – Panel Options 1

49 – Paint 3 – Panel Options 2

50 – Paint 4 – Timeline Options

51 – Paint 5 – Playing With Paths

52 – Paint – 6 – Spot and Blemish Removal

53 – Motion Tracking Part 1

54 – Motion Tracking Part 2

55 – Dynamic Link

56 – Setting Up For Export

57 – Render Settings

58 – Output Module

59 – Media Encoder 1

60 – Media Encoder 2

61 – Media Encoder 3 – Watch Folders

62 – Pre-Render

After Effects Basics – 3D – See this 5 part series on Building a Simple 3D Scene in After Effects

After Effects Basics – 3D – See this 2 part series in Extruding Text in After Effects

After Effects Basics Extra – Card Wipe Effects – More than a transition (4 Tutorials)

After Effects Basics Extra – Multi-Layer Keying (5 Tutorials)

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