Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Dec 1, 2008
Duration
2h 5m
Description

We are about to learn some really amazing and time-saving workflows for creating templates in After Effects. The goal is that, by the end of this course, you'll be ready to hand off your project to a colleague who either does not have extensive knowledge or time for After Effects and the painstaking hours it takes to make something look truly great. You could also sell a template you create using these techniques in an online setting, monetizing your skills for a little extra cash! This course is considered advanced and leaves out a few basic and intermediate things you should already know about working in After Effects. With that in mind, this course is going to give you some valuable tips about the way you can tie multiple comps together using expressions for the easiest experience that your end user can have. You'll learn some easy controls for hiding things like layers you don't want them to change, or just generally cleaning up a comp for easier use and fewer layers. You'll also learn some best practices for organization, options for end users, and overall safety for having the customer's final product turn out the way you intended it to look. With that, let's get started by taking a look at the final project to get a feel for its flow and prepare to make an amazing and publishable template. Software required: After Effects CC 2014.2.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Laura! And I'll be your guide in this series of tutorials. We're about to learn some really amazing and time saving workflows for creating templates in After Effects. The goal is that by the end of this course you'll be ready to hand off your project to a colleague who either does not have extensive knowledge or time for After Effects and the painstaking hours it takes to make something look truly great. You could also a template you create using these techniques in an online setting monetizing your skills for a little extra cash. This course is considered advanced and leaves out a few basic and intermediate things you should already know about working in After Effects, with that in mind this course is going to give you some valuable tips about the way you can tie multiple comps together using expressions for the easiest experience that your end user can have. You'll learn some valuable controls for hiding things like layers that you don't want them to change or just generally cleaning up a comp for easier use and fewer layers. You'll also learn some best practices for organization, options for end users, and overall safety for having the customer's final product turn out the way you intended it to look. With that let's get started by taking a look at the final project to get a feel for its flow and prepare to make an amazing a publishable template.