Beginner's Guide to After Effects

In these After Effects tutorials, we will take an introductory look into After Effects and compositing in general so you can learn essential terms and definitions and build a solid foundation in computer graphics. Software required: After Effects CS5 and up.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 4, 2011
Duration
1h 13m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 4, 2011
Duration
1h 13m
Description

In these After Effects tutorials, we will take an introductory look into After Effects and compositing in general so you can learn essential terms and definitions and build a solid foundation in computer graphics. We will start the tutorial off by covering what motion graphics and compositing are and the various terms we encounter in After Effects such as project, composition, and layers. We will then take a look at importing images into After Effects so you can learn how to begin work on your own projects. After that, you will learn to do common tasks such as creating effects, masking, transforming and animating. And to wrap up this tutorial, we will go over how to render your projects out of After Effects to deliver to your client or show the world what you have accomplished. This series of step-by-step videos were developed with artists new to After Effects in mind so we will be moving at a steady, easy-to-follow pace making sure you understand terms and basic techniques. Software required: After Effects CS5 and up.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to After Effects, a fundamental learning series brought to you by Digital-Tutors, home of the world's largest online CG training library. My name is Chris and I'll be giving you an introductory look into After Effects, and compositing in general, so you can learn essential terms and definitions, and build a solid foundation in computer graphics. We'll start off by covering what motion graphics and compositing is, and the various terms we encounter in the After Effects such as projects, compositions, and layers. We'll then take a look at importing images into After Effects, so can learn how to begin work on your own projects. After that you'll learn how to do common tasks such as creating effects, masking, transforming, and animating. And to wrap up this project, we'll go over how to render your projects out of After Effects to deliver to your client or show the world what you've accomplished. This series of step by step videos were developed with artists new to After Effects in mind, so we will be moving at a steady, easy to follow pace, making sure that you understand terms and basic techniques. To view more Beginner's Guide courses, visit our library, where you'll find the largest collection of free, high quality CG training videos. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson where we'll learn what After Effects is and the exciting things we can do with it.