Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC

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  • Create a lower third project for a TV show with complex layers
  • Work with shape layer animation to create an animated lyrics video
  • Explore different tools to animate characters
  • Apply text animation to create a dynamic film-opening title
  • Use professional visual effects to create a VFX project
  • Model, light, and composite your 3D project in After Effects

If you’re thinking seriously about making and publishing your videos with professional editing and animation, look no further! Adobe After Effects is a popular tool among video editors and YouTubers to enhance their videos and bring them to life by implementing visual effects and motion graphics.

This book will take you right from the basics through to the advanced techniques in Adobe After Effects CC 2018. You will start by setting up your editing environment to learn and improve techniques to sharpen your video editing skills. Furthermore, you will work with basic and advanced special effects to create, modify, and optimize motion graphics in your videos. Lastly, you will not only learn how to create 2.5D animations, but also get to grips with using Cinema 4D Lite to build and animate complete 3D scenes.

By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to package a video efficiently with the help of the projects covered.

  • Design, animate, and sequence a complete motion graphics project
  • Work with compositions and pre-compositions to create animations speedily
  • Maximize your motion graphics and visual effects skills
Page Count 318
Course Length 9 hours 32 minutes
ISBN 9781789345155
Date Of Publication 26 Apr 2019


David Dodds

David Dodds is an artist with a lifelong love of learning and teaching, which led him to a teaching career at UCLA. He stays on the forefront of the motion graphics industry by working with companies and creating motion graphics for the entertainment industry. David teaches, mentors students, and lectures at various events in connection with the exciting motion graphics industry. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.