Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #5

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Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #5: Export

The last video tutorial completes the Adobe After Effects Very Basics series by briefly explaining how to export video. It is recommended that you select AAC as the audio compressor. Continue reading

Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #4

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Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #4: Keyframes

We are finally ready to set keyframes on layers in this video tutorial. First, choose the beginning frame. Second, click on the timer icon. Then move the playhead to the next frame. Finally, change the property. Continue reading

Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #3

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Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #3: Effects

In the third installment of After Effects Very Basics series, we explore two other windows. ‘Character’ window is used for text layers and ‘Effect Controls’ window for effects. Whichever you deal with, layers must be selected in the first place to make changes. Continue reading

Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #2

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Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #2: Composition

The second video tutorial of the 5-part series for After Effects beginners talks about Composition. After Effects’ Composition is equivalent to Final Cut’s Sequence. It’s a canvas in which you paste image files, video and audio clips and set keyframes. Continue reading

Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #1

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Adobe After Effects – Very Basics for Beginners #1: Importing Files

The first video tutorial of the 5-part series for After Effects beginners deals with how to import files to After Effects. Just like GoLive, After Effects has strong ties with Photoshop. So if you have it, it is recommended you edit still images with Photoshop. And After Effects is able to recognize Photoshop’s layers. Continue reading