Motion Graphics: After Effects from Scratch I

Motion Graphics: After Effects from Scratch I

Are you a graphic designer and want to make the most of your work? Step into Motion Graphics world and learn all you need to take your projects to the next level. Step by step, you’ll learn how to use the different tools of this software and, at the end of the course, you’ll be more than ready to start creating your own designs with Motion Graphics. Are you ready?

About this course

In this course, we're going to learn how Affter Effects' interface works and become familiar with the basic tools that this software offers. We'll be learning different things, like creating simple animations or applying complex effects, which will help us to create eye-catching illustrations and take our work to the next level. 

What project are we going to develop?

We'll start by presenting the software and becoming familiar with the tool layout. After that, we'll be explaining how to use key frames and developing diverse exercises in order to practise what we've learned. At the end of the course, we'll be able to make basic animations of any object we fancy. 

What you’ll learn

  • Navigate After Effects interface
  • How key frames work
  • How to use animation parameters and expressions
  • Apply effects and preset settings 
  • Work with layers
  • Use text layers and shape layers
  • Create adjustment layers

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn to use Motion Graphics from scratch. You don't need previous knowledge of the software, the only thing you need is After Effects and be willing to animate your designs. 

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Course Details

Beginner level 6h 23m 38 lessons 746 users 5 attachments


After Effects After Effects


Carlos Behrens
Carlos Behrens
Carlos Behrens Teacher

Carlos is a graphic designer who works from his own studio in Spain, The Design Owl. He works with clients from all around the world designing everything from logos and stationery to animations and 3D graphics. He loves to share his knowledge with people who are eager to learn.