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lynda Your First After Effects Project

Video Introducing this tutorial

Animating a static design

1. Import and Organize:
Introduction to After Effects
Reviewing the Photoshop design
Creating a composition from footage
Import, organize, and trim the project

2. Match the Design:
Matching colors
Converting to live text

3. Animation:
Changing kerning and animating a texture
Revealing a layer using a transition
Animating text with presets
Animating layers using parenting

4. Compositing:
Replacing clips
Creating a mockup, part 1
Creating a mockup, part 2

5. Rendering:
Rendering a master file
Exporting to the web

Next steps