What is Adobe After Effects?
Adobe After Effects is a motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and
used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.
After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, rotoscoping, compositing and animation.
It is a great tool when you need to create short animation videos, logo animations slideshows or even explainer video presentations.
How to learn After Effects:
After Effects can be overwhelming and the learning curve is steep.
There are hundreds of buttons, switches, and effects each doing a different thing.
If you are looking for a fast way to learn After Effects, than using free ae templates can help.
You can focus only on the most basic tools and options, and still get good results.
There are many good online tutorials that can teach you After Effects, in case you need to learn the basics fast
than our Crash Course called “Learn the basics of After Effects to edit any Template” can be a good way to get started.
When you watch any after effects tutorial the fastest way to really learn the techniques is to follow along; you open up AE and start doing what the presenter is doing. In case he is too fast for your eye you can hit pause and rewind.
If you have 2 monitors then it is much easier to follow the video tutorial. On the first monitor you have the tutorial video opened and on the second one you run after effects. Play with the video effects.
I found that our brain will retain much more information if we actually do the things shown in the tutorial as the presenter shows them, then if you would just simply watch him perform the techniques (like sitting in the movie theater, with no popcorn).
Experiment, with AE
Lets learn by playing :
The possibilities are unlimited; After Effects together with all the effects and presets, is such a great app to let your creativity really shine, and the way the effects can be combined will allow you to come up with new visuals every time you use them.