Create a 2D video presentation from scratch
Welcome to the complete Beginner’s Guide To Adobe After Effects.
Whether you are a designer and looking to apply effects and transitions to your video, or create animated logos, illustrations or info graphics, Adobe After Effects is the program to use.
The tools in After Effects make it very easy to build video compositions, add video effects and motion graphics to bring your presentation to life.
This course has been carefully created to bring you up to speed with the program and how to use it. So, not only will you be able to create a simple project yourself, but you’ll also be able to see many more.
On this course, you’ll learn all the methods I use to create my videos. So if you’ve never used After Effects before, are wondering how it works and want to try some simple animation, this course is for you!
Get the Course Project Folder
Access all the files to follow along with the 48 episode course BELOW
The project folder comes complete with:
– 40+ After Effects worksheet doc examples
(Files are compatible with CS6 & CC)
– 25+ Video samples
– 100+ Image & graphic samples
- 40+ After Effects worksheet doc examples
(Files are compatible with CS6 & CC)
- 25+ Video samples
- 100+ Image & graphic samples
The assets included have been carefully designed and prepared for you.
The project folder is a .zip file [Approx 1.7GB]
Get the course interactive PDF index
This interactive PDF contains everything you need to follow the course, including links to each video with added description and further insight.
This course has received many 5 star reviews from real students!
I’m going to cover the basics in this course, so whether you have the most up-to-date version of After Effects or an older version, you’ll be able to follow along just fine.
In this series, we will be starting from the very beginning and working our way across 48 episodes to learn all the basics and eventually put it all into practise and build a video presentation project of your own.
Example of what we will be creating
Below is what we will be creating on the course, where I will demonstrate all the tools and techniques.
Hi! I’m buying your After Effects course after completing most of it weeks ago (without the course files). I was able to follow along and then jump into my own project (which I just completed today!). I can’t thank you enough for putting together such a well thought out and easy to follow course for After Effects.
unfortunately, I live in Iran and I’m not able to pay for the project folder 🙁
Hi Negar. We are aware there are some restrictions with payments from Iran, however we are doing our best to make the folder as accessible as possible to everyone.
Any Good News? we still have payment’s problem from Iran … 🙁
Still very difficult but we are keeping our eyes out to implement a solution as soon as one is available.
I bought the course and sent you some emails about the mp3 download link doesn’t work?
Hi Joe, I’ve replied to your email regarding this with a solution.
I bought the course but it does not appear to be compatible with CS5 which is the version of After Effects that I have installed. Is there anything I can do about this without having the purchase an updated version? The Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign courses were all compatible with CS5.
Hi Dustin, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately the course is only compatible with CS6 and CC, as specified above. You will need to upgrade to CS6 to use the course, but if you don’t want to do that please email me at email@example.com so we can discuss organising a refund.
Thank you for responding. I was able to download a free 30 day trial of CS6 which is more than enough time to complete the course. I can then work on any projects I want to do in CS5 without having to make any additional purchases. I would definitely buy a Premiere Pro course if Gareth ever decides to do one. Thank you for all the help in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop over the years!
Ah wonderful! I’m glad you found a workaround for the course. At present there are no plans to create a course for Premiere Pro but lots more to come in other programs.
Hello I just paid for your course and nothing downloaded. How do I download the course without paying again??
Hi Mario, if you’re still having trouble, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can assist you further. All the best, Harmonie
Hello. I want to know. Is there anything else in this course that I need to buy other than this file?
Hi Basil, the only purchase from GDS for this course is the Project Folder. Please note, the Adobe software is not part of this purchase and will need to be purchased separately if you don’t already have it.
Good Day I want to ask that I do not have the MAC. I have simple computer with Windows 10. Can I still use the provided stuff in project folder ? In that case I will buy..
Thanks for your comment. Not a problem! You can still use the Project Folder and follow along with the course if you’re using Windows.
Hi Garteh, I am using CS5, so is it worth buying the Projects folder contents?
Hi Kev, the project files are compatible with CS6 and CC.
Thank you very much for the great courses you guys are offering, your courses are priceless. The amount time and dedication you guys put in is incredible.
I have bought the course having complete the free Adobe photoshop course, is the After Effects course compatible with Ae2020?
Hi there, thanks for your great feedback! The course covers the most fundamental aspects of AE, which haven’t changed. So, yes the After Effects course is compatible with AE2020. Enjoy!
Hey David, my name is David from Nigeria and I just finished your After Effects Course and it was so good and informative, been using After Effects for a while but this really helped get a hold of the basics. Thank you, you got a Fan!
Hi David, thanks for your lovely feedback! Glad you enjoyed the course.
Thank you very much for the great courses you guys are offering, your courses are priceless. The amount of time and dedication you guys put in is incredible.