Introduction to After Effects: Tutorial for Beginners

//Introduction to After Effects: Tutorial for Beginners

Learn the basics of Adobe After Effects in this introduction tutorial video. Get started as a beginner to learn the essentials of the program.

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As you know, we are huge fans of Adobe Premiere Pro and all the abilities it has. Some of our more popular tutorials cover 3D effects, glitches, compositing and more. But most of these tasks are long winded in Premiere Pro. Their success is probably because of the step to Adobe After Effects: a new application, so many buttons and windows.

After Effects is Adobe’s compositing program to create animation, special effects and more. But with the endless possibilities and tools to create these effects, it’s harder to get started with After effects if you are just a beginner. In this tutorial video we will explain the basics of After Effects en the most used tools needed to create an immediate result.

You can describe After Effects as the Photoshop for video, because it handles the same principals. For example: the end result is mostly made out of layers on top of each other, blending and merging into a whole new video. But the obvious difference is that Adobe After Effects also works with time and moving objects, which can make it more complicated and chaotic. Like Photoshop it also has a lot of tools and endless possibilities to achieve effects with these options. That’s why it takes years to understand After Effects as there is always something new to learn.

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This video was supported by Rocketstock’s Radium, an easy to use transition pack for any editing software. We’re happy to share several samples for free. Just follow this download link: Rocketstock Radium – Free Samples

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2017-01-24T16:47:20+00:00 By |After Effects Tutorials|

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Started as a graphic designer with a huge passion for film. When I met Jordy, filmmaking became more than a passion; it became life!

4 Comments

  1. tbate54 April 13, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Awesome website! Loving the tutorials – will be using them with my film studies class. One question – are the source files available for this tutorial or do we have to find our own? Thanks so much!

  2. changeman January 24, 2017 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Great AE tutorial thanks.

  3. Julien January 20, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Finally we have an intro to AE. I have been waiting for this for almost a year. all i can say is thanks so much. let the class begin!

    • Cris September 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Is there a way that I can get these video files. They are not on the youtube file description. You said they were in the description in the comments but I cannot find them. I would like to use your files for a computer class that I am teaching. Thx Cris

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