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AE Basics 11: Animation 1 - Creating Keyframes

AE Basics 11: Animation 1 - Creating Keyframes
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AE Basics: A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 11: In this introductory tutorial to the process of animation in After Effects, Andrew Devis explains and demonstrates how to animate a property in After Effects using Keyframes and interpolation.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 10: Transforms - Fixed Effects

AE Basics 10: Transforms - Fixed Effects
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 10: In this next tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to select, understand and use the 'transforms' or 'Fixed Effects' that are automatically added to every layer in your composition.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 9: Fitting Items and Creating Solids

AE Basics 9: Fitting Items and Creating Solids
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 9: In this next tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to fit assets to the size of your composition as well as showing the possible dangers of choosing the wrong option. Andrew then goes on to show how to create solid layers, a 'bed-rock' part of After Effects compositing, and the various options that are available when creating solid layers - and especially the colour selection choices.

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Andrew Devis
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AE Basics 8: Timeline Basics 3 - Work-area & layer shortcuts

AE Basics 8: Timeline Basics 3 - Work-area & layer shortcuts
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects: Lesson 8 Part 3: In this next tutorial, Andrew Devis shows some of the short-cuts in the layers part of the timeline, including how to quickly modify your work-area bar, snap the play-head to the in and out points of your layers and then snap the layer in and out points to the play-head! Andrew also shows how to use keyboard short-cuts to move up and down your layers and then also how to move layers up and down your layer stack! Lots of useful short-cuts to get you working quickly and efficiently in Adobe After Effects. Although an 'AE Basics' tutorial, the short-cuts demonstrated in this tutorial are useful for all users of AE looking to speed up their work-flow in After Effects.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 7: Timeline Basics Part 2

AE Basics 7: Timeline Basics Part 2
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 7 Part 2: In the second part of this seventh tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to go through all the 'bells & whistles' or buttons in the timeline panel. Continuing from where he left off in the previous tutorial, Andrew finishes off explaining what each of the buttons does along with a tip on changing the speed of a clip in the timeline giving great visual feedback.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 7: Timeline Basics 1

AE Basics 7: Timeline Basics 1
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 7 Part 1: In the first part of this seventh tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to go through all the 'bells & whistles' or buttons in the timeline panel. Andrew shows how to find all the various buttons available and starts to explain what each one is and what it does.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 6: Previewing Your Work

AE Basics 6: Previewing Your Work
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 6: In this sixth tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the options for previewing your compositions in After Effects. Andrew shows how to listen to audio layers as well as how to set up the RAM previewing options while giving some keyboard short-cuts for navigating your timeline. He also shows how to set a layer marker while listening back to some audio to give you a visual point to synchronise your other layers.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 5: Naming & Organising

AE Basics 5: Naming & Organising
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 5: In this fifth tutorial, Andrew Devis explains how to name items in your project panel, timeline and effects control panel and then goes on to show how to organise your assets in your project panel so that the items are easy to find and your project will be simple to understand.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 4: Importing Photoshop Documents (PSDs)

AE Basics 4: Importing Photoshop Documents (PSDs)
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 4: In this fourth tutorial, Andrew Devis goes over the options After Effects gives you for importing Photoshop documents. When you try and import a Photoshop document, After Effects gives you a dialogue box with several options. Andrew looks at those options so that you get exactly what you want from your Photoshop document when you bring it into After Effects.

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Andrew Devis
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AE Basics 3: Creating Compositions in Adobe After Effects

AE Basics 3: Creating Compositions in Adobe After Effects
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 3: In this third tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create compositions in After Effects. Compositions are the 'boxes' in which you work with your assets. Andrew shows how to create compositions from presets as well as how to instantly create a composition that exactly matches the footage you are using.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 2: Importing Assets in Adobe After Effects

AE Basics 2: Importing Assets in Adobe After Effects
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 2: In this second tutorial Andrew Devis looks at how to get your assets in to After Effects with a variety of useful methods from direct import to browsing in Adobe Bridge.

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Andrew Devis
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AE Basics 1: Workspaces in Adobe After Effects

AE Basics 1: Workspaces in Adobe After Effects
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 1: In this first tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces After Effects workspaces - how to modify, save, reset and delete them - as well as showing how to move panels around to create a custom workspace just the way you want it!

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
Basic Color Correction in AE

Basic Color Correction in AE
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Color Correction is a great tool to enhance the style of your shots. These easy techniques can make a huge difference in your result, so make color correction a necessity in each of your projects. This video tutorial teaches color correction in Adobe After Effects.

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Nathan Walters
Adobe After Effects basics
Basic Masking Techniques

Basic Masking Techniques
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Masking is a key editing concept which can lead to more advanced techniques in video editing and compositing. The following tutorial is a simple example of some basic masking techniques. This video is created for new users of Adobe After Effects or editing in general.

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Nathan Walters
Adobe After Effects basics
Creating a Field of Green Grass

Creating a Field of Green Grass

In this basic tutorial, Omar Alkattan will describe the process for creating a field of green grass. The final view resembles that which you might see from a car window.

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Omar Alkattan
Adobe After Effects basics
Sunset over the Ocean

Sunset over the Ocean

In this basic tutorial, Omar Alkattan will continue with his creating an ocean tutorial and in this tutorial, we'll add clear skies with a sunset.

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Omar Alkattan
Adobe After Effects basics
Creating Stormy Oceans

Creating Stormy Oceans

In this basic tutorial, Omar Alkattan continues his creating an ocean tutorial and in this tutorial, we'll add rain and clouds. This tutorial uses no plug-ins.

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Omar Alkattan
Adobe After Effects basics
Creating an Ocean

Creating an Ocean

In this basic tutorial, Omar Alkattan demonstrates how to create an ocean with After Effects and only After Effects. We'll touch on 3D layers, Fractal Noise Effects, and CC toner fx.

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Omar Alkattan
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The Pen Tool

The Pen Tool
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Useful tips for working with the pen tool, controlling masks and rotoscoping with After Effects.

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Eran Stern
Adobe After Effects basics
Creating a Sunset View

Creating a Sunset View

In this simple tutorial, Omar Alkattan demonstrates how to create a sunset view with After Effects and only After Effects. We'll touch on 3D layers, Fractal Noise Effects, simple masks and reflections.

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Omar Alkattan
Adobe After Effects basics
AE: Quick Tips for Better Workflow: Part 1

AE: Quick Tips for Better Workflow: Part 1
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In this video tutorial series, Creative Cow leader Gyorfi Szilard demonstrates a few tips for better workflow. This video will cover editing and working with keyframes.

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Gyorfi Szilard
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An Introduction to Shape Layers

An Introduction to Shape Layers
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to Shape Layers, one of the most powerful features in Adobe After Effects CS3.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects basics
Per-Character 3D Text

Per-Character 3D Text
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to the new Per-Character 3D Text animation feature in After Effects CS3.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects basics
Creating a Dynamic IntroCreating a Dynamic Intro

In this quick tip, Creativecow member Shailesh Pahuja demonstrates the use of motion sketch to liven up an intro piece.

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Shailesh Pahuja
Adobe After Effects basics
Freezing Time

Freezing Time
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In this video tutorial from Creative COW you will learn how to create Time Freeze in Adobe After Effects. This effect is currently being used in Heros and other popular TV shows.

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Andrew Kramer
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