Animate your vision.

One frame at a time.

Is this course for me?

Level I is for anyone with zero to little experience in After Effects. You’ll walk away with the most essential tools and techniques to animate a 2D logo using effects, adjustment layers, masks, track matte, parenting, pre-composing and blending modes.

  • You value time and prefer to learn efficiently. This course contains 40 videos with a total time of 2 hours.

  • You prefer quality over quantity. Build a solid foundation with concise and straight to the point video lessons.

  • You prefer to learn independently and at your own pace. You own this course for life.

  • You’ll walk away with your own logo animation. Project files included.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome Message

    • Course Outline

    • Keyboard Shortcuts

    • Download AE Project Files

  • 2

    Workflow

    • 1. Interface

    • 2. Import - Lesson

    • 2. Import - Practice

    • 3. Composition - Lesson

    • 3. Composition - Practice

    • 4. Preview - Lesson

    • 4. Preview - Practice

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 5. Render - Lesson

    • 5. Render - Practice

    • 5. Render - Practice with Media Encoder

  • 3

    Tools

    • 1. Solid Layer - Lesson

    • 1. Solid Layer - Practice

    • 2. Mask - Lesson

    • 2. Mask - Practice

    • 3. Effects - Lesson

    • 3. Effects - Practice

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 4. Adjustment Layer - Lesson

    • 4. Adjustment Layer - Practice

  • 4

    Technique

    • 1. Animation

    • 2. Keyframes

    • 3. Transform Properties - Lesson

    • 3. Transform Properties - Practice

    • 4. Parent & Link - Lesson

    • 4. Parent & Link - Practice

    • 5. Track Matte - Lesson

    • 5. Track Matte - Practice

    • 6. Blending Modes - Lesson

    • 6. Blending Modes - Practice

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 7. Pre Compose - Lesson

    • 7. Pre Compose - Practice

  • 5

    Review

    • 1. Logo Animation - Part 1

    • 2. Logo Animation - Part 2

  • 6

    Bonus

    • 2. Import Photoshop Files

    • 3. Import Image Sequence

    • 4. Text Tool

    • 5. Adobe Fonts

    • 6. Character Panel

Instructor

Senior Instructor

C.M. de la VEGA

I'm an artist sharing my passion, creativity and knowledge through video. I started making After Effects tutorials on YouTube in 2014 as a way to give back and share what I've learned. I specialize in a rare blend of editing and motion graphics. I've been blessed to work in Los Angeles for over a decade and some of my highlights have been working on two ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries, 5 Super Bowls and 4 seasons of Thursday Night Football. Life is Truly a Gift. Make it Count!

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