Unlocking the Power of Guide Elements in After Effects

In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about the various traditional and nontraditional guide elements for After Effects. Software required: After Effects 12.2.1, Photoshop 14.2.1, Illustrator 17.1.0.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 4, 2014
Duration
37m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 4, 2014
Duration
37m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about the various traditional and nontraditional guide elements for After Effects. We'll start by creating a traditional guide and manipulating it in our composition. We'll talk about ways to get the most of these guides by changing their color and style and making our layers snap to them. We'll even learn how to create intricate guides in Photoshop and pull them into After Effects. Next we'll talk about the various grids in After Effects. We'll learn how to make them more suitable for our needs by dividing up our composition and also changing their color, style, and frequency. Then, we'll learn the purpose of Title and Action Safe guides and when we should use them. We'll also explore how to use guide layers to help organize our compositions. And finally, we'll create complex vector paths and use them as a guide for motion. By the end of this training, you will not only know about each of the guide elements but you will know how to use them effectively. Software required: After Effects 12.2.1, Photoshop 14.2.1, Illustrator 17.1.0.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Alex with Digital Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about the various traditional and nontraditional guides for After Effects. We'll start by creating a traditional guide and manipulating it in our composition. We'll talk about ways to get the most of these guides by changing their color and style and making our layers snap to them. We'll even learn how to create intricate guides in Photoshop and pull them in to After Effects. Next, we'll talk about the various grids in After Effects. We'll learn how to make them more suitable for our needs, like dividing up our composition, and we'll also change their color, style, and frequency. Next we'll learn the purpose of title and action safe guides and when we should use them. We'll also explore how to use guide layers to help organize our compositions. And finally, we'll create complex vector paths and use them as a guide for motion. So let's go ahead and get started by creating and editing guides.