After Effects Tutorials

After Effects can be very tricky to master and can get frustrating at some points.
If you still need additional help, please let me know and I can work with you.

AE Tutorial -
How to Set Up Your Composition

Students will learn how to create a new video set up, create a text layer, create a solid layer, move items around, align items to the stage. First step.

AE Tutorial -
How to import files, Add Motion / Animation and more

If you need more help after watching this video, please refer to the QUICK TIPS on the side bar. And please do not hesitate to ask for help.

> CLICK HERE to download working files for this project that you can play with

AE Tutorial -
How to Export / Render Video using CS6

Students will learn how to export their videos. Final step.

AE Tutorial -
How to Export / Render Video using CC

Students will learn how to export their videos. Final step.

QUICK TIPS

RESET WINDOW

If you lost some windows,
Top Menu > Window > Workspace > Standard

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HEAR AUDIO & PREVIEW VIDEO
1. Press 0 (zero) (RAM Preview) on your Num Lock keyboard to render video and be able to hear the audio.

2. SPACEBAR to play/stop video after you have hit the 0

This is the standard preview and can be very slow if not rendered out. Great for short quick videos.

3. PRESS (.) to preview audio only

4. PRESS (ctrl or command) and scrub across the timeline to quickly preview audio and video. 

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CREATE MARKERS

1. Click on the layer that you would like to add the markers to

2. Press the * on your Num Lock keyboard as the video is playing

3. To adjust markers you can click on them and drag them

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CUT & SPLIT CLIPS

Cut clips - alt ]

Split clips  - top menu > edit > split layer

Clips can also be rolled up from either end

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GROUP ITEMS

Select all items that you would like to group - top menu > Layer > Pre-compose
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NEW TEXT & NEW SOLID BACKGROUNDS

Create a text layer - top menu > Layer > New Text

Create a solid layer - top menu > Layer > New Solid

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ALIGN ITEMS

Make sure your align menu is showing

Top menu > Window > Align

Have item selected then choose your alignments 

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SPEED UP VIDEO

Top Menu > Layer > Time > Enable Time Remapping

Then adjust the keyframes

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USE ANIMATION PRESET

If this is not showing, WINDOW > Effects & Presets

* Animation Presets > Presets > 

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CREATE A CUSTOM ANIMATION PRESET

After you have made an animation, click on the layer and keyframes

Top Menu > Animation > Save Animation Preset

To use it you can find it on the Effects & Preset window OR

Top Menu > Use Animation > Apply your new preset

*** I am having some issue with my AE now because of my insanely low available RAM. I found some other great tutorials for you to watch. ***

AE Tutorial -
More Text Tips & Tricks

Students will learn how to use the text animation tool.

AE Tutorial -
How to Set Up Markers

Students will learn how to set markers for kinetic typography.