What you will learn
In this free After Effects tutorial, we will take an introductory look into After Effects and compositing in general so you can learn essential terms and definitions and build a solid foundation in computer graphics. We will start the tutorial off by covering what motion graphics and compositing are and the various terms we encounter in After Effects such as project, composition, and layers. We will then take a look at importing images into After Effects so you can learn how to begin work on your own projects. After that, you will learn to do common tasks such as creating effects, masking, transforming and animating. And to wrap up this tutorial, we will go over how to render your projects out of After Effects to deliver to your client or show the world what you have accomplished. This series of step-by-step videos were developed with artists new to After Effects in mind so we will be moving at a steady, easy-to-follow pace making sure you understand terms and basic techniques.