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Complete Adobe After Effects CC 2017 Course: Make Better Videos Now!
4.6( 5 REVIEWS )
8h 3m

This course is designed for those interested in understanding Adobe After Effects on a deeper level.

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8h 3m


My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills. I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching spo

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Those who want to learn more about Adobe After Effects CC 2017

What you’ll learn: 

  • After Effects program layout + basics
  • Adding layers and working with transform tools
  • Creating unique shapes with motion
  • Masks and mask animations
  • 3D layers and animations
  • 3D cameras and camera animations
  • Working with Photoshop & After Effects
  • Video FX such as page turns, fractal noise, color correction
  • Transitions such as linear & radial wipes
  • Exporting with transparency
  • Exporting to YouTube
  • Green Screen editing in After Effects
  • Getting a Job with After Effects


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

Software version used in the course:

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2017

Learn how to create amazing videos with Adobe After Effects.

Get ready to create motion graphics that will improve your video quality. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to use video effects and create custom motion graphics, you can learn After Effects right now.

Practice lessons will get you motivated and moving to your goals.

The lessons are meant to teach you how to think like a motion graphics/video effects artist. After Effects is a robust tool that is capable of creating almost any video effect out there. You’ll learn all of the basics, intermediate, and some advanced techniques, from working with shapes, text, and textures to video effects, transitions, and 3D camera.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to know how to use Adobe After Effects.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and develop the skill of Adobe After Effects!

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Course Introduction
Course Overview 00:00:00
Instructor Introduction 00:00:00
How To Get A FREE Trial Of After Effects! 00:00:00
Resources For This Course 00:00:00
Section 2 - An Introduction To After Effects
Intro To The Basics Section 00:00:00
After Effects Layout 00:00:00
Starting A New Composition 00:00:00
Importing Footage 00:00:00
Basic Tools 00:00:00
Basic Layer Transformations 00:00:00
The Timeline 00:00:00
Anchor Point Tip – Snapping In Creative Cloud 00:00:00
Section 3 - Basic Animations
Intro To The Animating Section 00:00:00
What Are Keyframes? 00:00:00
Position Animations 00:00:00
Opacity Animations 00:00:00
Size Animations 00:00:00
Rotation Animations 00:00:00
Easy Ease – Intermediate Skill 00:00:00
Smooth Text Motion 00:00:00
Challenge 1 – Basic Animations 00:00:00
Challenge 1 – Basic Animations Tutorial 00:00:00
Why Does My Object Move Between Duplicate Keyframes?!? 00:00:00
Section 4 - Working With Solid Layers
Intro To The Solids Section 00:00:00
Working With Shapes 00:00:00
Creating Shapes With Mask Tool 00:00:00
Editing A Mask 00:00:00
Using The Pen Tool 00:00:00
Mask Animations – Basic 00:00:00
Mask Animations – Intermediate 00:00:00
Challenge 2 – Mask Animations 00:00:00
Challenge 2 – Mask Animations Tutorial 00:00:00
Section 5 - Working With Shape Layers
Intro To The Shape Layers Section 00:00:00
Using The Shape Tool 00:00:00
Shape Fill & Stroke 00:00:00
Editing Trim Paths 00:00:00
The Repeater Effect 00:00:00
The Wiggle Paths Effect 00:00:00
Adding Accents 00:00:00
Using The Graph Editor 00:00:00
Animate A Dotted Line In After Effects 00:00:00
Section 6 - 3D - Three Dimensions And After Effects
Intro To The 3D Layers Section 00:00:00
3D In After Effects 00:00:00
3D Animations – Basic Part 1 00:00:00
3D Animations – Basic Part 2 00:00:00
3D Animations – Intermediate: The Dog House 00:00:00
Challenge 3 – 3D Rotation 00:00:00
Challenge 3 – 3D Rotation Tutorial 00:00:00
Section 7 - 3D Camera Tool
Using The Camera Tool – Part 1 00:00:00
Using The Camera Tool – Part 2 00:00:00
Challenge 4 – 3D Camera 00:00:00
Challenge 4 – 3D Rotation Tutorial 00:00:00
Section 8 - Layer Styles In After Effects
Intro To The Layer Styles Section 00:00:00
Layer Style – Drop Shadow 00:00:00
Layer Style – Inner Shadow 00:00:00
Layer Style – Glow 00:00:00
Layer Style – Bevel and Emboss 00:00:00
Layer Style – Overlays 00:00:00
Layer Style – Stroke 00:00:00
Challenge 5 – Layer Style Animations 00:00:00
Challenge 5 – Layer Style Animations Tutorial 00:00:00
Section 10 - Working With Visual Effects & Presets
Intro To The Effects Section 00:00:00
Text – Preset Animations 00:00:00
Advanced Effect – CC Page Turn 00:00:00
Advanced Effect – Fractal Noise 00:00:00
How To Make Stars – CC Star Burst 00:00:00
Radial And Linear Wipe Effects 00:00:00
Color Correction Options In After Effects 00:00:00
Section 11 - Lower Thirds Tutorials
Intro To The Lower Thirds Section 00:00:00
Create A Clean Center Lower Third + Project Files 00:00:00
Call Out Titles 00:00:00
Clean Lower Thirds 00:00:00
Minimalist Lower Third 00:00:00
Transparent Text Block Tutorial 00:00:00
Section 12 - Advanced After Effects Tips
Intro To The Advanced Tips Section 00:00:00
Working With Adobe Premiere Pro 00:00:00
Working With Adobe Photoshop 00:00:00
Precomposing: Working With Pre-Compositions 00:00:00
How To Easily Replace Layers In After Effects 00:00:00
Use Parenting To Easily Animate Multiple Layers Together 00:00:00

Course Review


5 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Really Glad I took this class


    Great course and a good intro on the basics of After Effects. Phil is a good teacher on some videos he doesn’t have a good flow but overall he is very good at talking about the topics and the tools.

    I think what he is missing is a solid lesson plan of sorts with bullet points.

  2. Anonymous



    I learned a lot and the course did exactly as promised.

    A little slow and informal as classes go, but very serviceable and I recommend it.

  3. Anonymous
    Phanjoubam Herojit Meitei May 19, 2020 at 10:56 AM


    Another great course for beginners and intermediate Adobe After Effect students. Thanks Phil for this great course. This course teach everything needed to start designing beautiful motion graphics using After Effects.

  4. Anonymous

    Great beginners course


    Great beginners course on learning the basics of After Effects!

  5. Anonymous



    So far so good. Great info. And a good teacher. Thanks. Love the course.

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