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Art & Design / Graphic Design

After Effects: Advanced Shape Layer, Hipster Motion Graphics

Animate shape layers to create hip, professional, and powerful motion graphics in After Effects. Start learning today!

Description

You don't have to be an After Effects genius to be able to make amazing motion graphics. These video tutorials are at the perfect pace for even beginners. The course starts with video tutorials on shape theory and techniques. We go over the basic process of creating shape motion graphics. Then we go dive deeper by using these shape layer animations to create professional motion graphic projects. I'm with you every step of the way, and am always available for questions. BONUS: Follow along with a downloadable project files. Please message me if you have any questions. For more information about me, the instructor, check out my website VideoSchoolOnline.com.
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Curriculum

  • Course Intro
    Course Overview - Shape Refresher
    11:18
    Project Files // Downloadable Materials
    In this lesson, download all supplemental materials so that you can follow along with me in After Effects. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
  • Basic Shape Transformations
    Stroke vs. Fill
    In this lesson, we'll cover the basics of fill & stroke properties. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    11:56
    Trim Paths
    In this video tutorial, we'll go over the trim paths effect, which is one of the most important building blocks for this course. Using trim paths will help you create high-quality motion graphics like you see online and on television. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    14:35
    Using the Repeater
    In this video tutorial, we'll cover the repeater effect. I'll show you how to speed up the process of creating motion graphics tenfold. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    12:14
    The Wiggle Effect
    In this video tutorial, I go over another shape layer effect, the wiggle effect. This effect makes lines and text wiggle! For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    9:56
    It's all about accents...
    In this video tutorial, I go over the theory and practice of adding accents to your motion graphics. This is what will take your motion graphics to the next level. It's all about the details. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    14:00
  • Real World Projects
    Adding Accents
    In this video tutorial, we work on a project that uses accents. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    12:28
    Custom Transitions
    In this video tutorial, we do a project creating custom transitions with shapes. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    12:12
    Repeater Transitions
    In this video tutorial, we work on a project that uses the repeater effect to create custom transitions in After Effects. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    12:12
    Text Reveal with Venetian Blinds
    In this video tutorial, we create a cool text animation using trim paths and the Venetian Blinds effect. We also turn our text into shape layers, which is useful for certain applications. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    9:46
    Cool Maps
    In this video tutorial, we work on a cool maps motion graphic project using the skills learned in this class. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    17:23
    Bouncing Ball - Part I - Graph Editor
    In this video tutorial, we go over the basics of the graph editor and use it in a project to create a bouncing ball. This video tutorial is taken from the Video School Online YouTube channel. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    11:32
    Bouncing Ball - Part II
    In this video tutorial, we go over the basics of squeeze and stretch, using it in a project to create a bouncing ball. This video tutorial is taken from the Video School Online YouTube channel. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    8:29
    Hipster Circles
    In this video tutorial, we go over the use of hipster circles (spheres with animated trim paths). This real world project is something you would see in an explainer video. For more great After Effects tutorials, check out VideoSchoolOnline.com
    20:21
  • Course Wrap Up
    Thank You & What's Next
    3:34
  • BONUS LESSON
    Clean Lower Thirds - with Shape Layer Technique
    Check out this tutorial on creating a clean lower third graphic using the techniques we learned in this course. You can find more great tutorials for free at VideoSchoolOnline.com More lower thirds from VideoHive: http://videohive.net/item/clean-lower-thirds/4152262?ref=philebiner This After Effects tutorial will teach you how to recreate this clean lower thirds found on VideoHive. It is one of the most popular lower thirds, and I thought it would be great to teach people how to create themselves. You can also purchase it using the link above.
    16:36

Skills

  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Video Editing
  • Video Effects
  • Visual Effects

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