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15 Essential After Effects Tutorials for Beginners
Want to pick up Adobe After Effects software quickly? There’s no better way of learning a new piece of software than by sitting back and watching the pro’s reveal their secrets in video tutorials!
So, grab a coffee and a notepad and get ready to learn something new, with our list of the best After Effects video tutorials for beginners!
A short tutorial on how to quickly and easily make stunning video intros using After Effects templates – it’s a doddle!
Image Source : Parallax Corporate Promo
Perfect for beginners, handy for professionals
Whether you’re a seasoned motion graphics designer or just starting out in video production After Effects templates are enormously helpful in getting the job done quickly.
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What’s so good about After Effects anyway?
When I first encountered After Effects, as part of Adobe’s Creative Suite (around 2004) I was staggered by how much you could create inside the program itself.
The name ‘After Effects’ suggested it would only be useful for applying effects on top of (after) video video footage had been produced. Though, with a little exploration I found it housed some of the best text/object animation tools, plus a totally intuitive non-linear Timeline (the simplicity of the Timeline was a revelation to me as I was, at the time, struggling with Flash’s finicky animation techniques!).
Image Source : Simple Lower Thirds Pack
Here’s a great tutorial for speedy lower third elements
Simple lower third After Effects templates are all the rage right now and you can see packs of these elements becoming popular on template sites such as Enchanted Media.
But how easy is it to create this sort of thing from scratch?