As I'm scrubbing here through my timeline, you can see what that 3D or virtual camera is doing. For that, I'm going to double-click into my project panel again and this time I'm going to search for this thing right here, which is campfire burning at night. There it is. You can always play around with the capacity to make it stronger or less stronger, but something like this would look pretty good. I'm going to link this the null object as well. They'll say I don't want to have this text right here perfectly in the middle of the Canvas. Usually when you are going to add clips to a timeline, you're going to do that by adding in and out points just like way video editing program. Right now the animation starts smooth and stops smooth. That it is very easily done, we just have to change the behavior of the keyframe. At pulling onto them, we could even define the smoothness of those key-frames even further. Let's see inside After Effects how we could do that, shall we? Lumetri is actually an effect that comes from Premier Pro. For that I'm going to go into my Color Correction, and from here there are a bunch of things that we can choose. Because let's admit it, the world's isn't so beautiful without the make the world more beautiful o matic 3000. Look at that, there's actually under this simulation folder a rainfall effect. At over two columns, Alts enable anything from there. Now in order to do that, we're going to first have to go back to our tracker window and click here on edit targets, click on it, which will open up this window and from a layer, you want to select that Null Object, then press "Okay". I've already got it open here on my right side you can see it right here, libraries again, if you can't find it, go up to the menu window and select "Libraries" from there, which will open up the libraries. I want to show you a few of those libraries which are the most common for people to use. This is not a normal class. Basically with this range selector, we can change any property of the text that we can find in this menu right here, but we can define whether or not that change should be a applied or when that should be applied. Now before we are going to start by pulling off this green key, we are first going to mask out everything else that we don't need in this shot to make ourselves not only easy, but also [inaudible] green keying won't work. Let's start by adding a few more organic things to it. If I'm going to increase the stroke white, you can see what it does to my image. It doesn't always have to be the exact same thing as you are shooting in. So yeah, that looks good. So we've got a blue Sullivan here right now. After Effects is used to create visual effects, motion graphics, animation, and for compositing videos. In order to demonstrate a first effect, I'm first going to create a new composition from here and let's call this Effect Demonstration and just hit "Okay". If I'm playing this back now, you can see that my text beautifully fades out letter to letter. For example, let say it is now my second texts. Let's just go over the horizon here of that mountain. The next thing I'm going to do is take the Pen tool from the tool box here on top. There are even free alternatives than Adobe Stock and that is also something that I'd like to show you guys. Sometimes when you are looking for a specific effect, just search it in your effects library because maybe the effect exists already. I'm going to decrease my searching area. In this case, that is the position. By adding a wiggle expression to it, I think can deviate from that 42. Now, this position is not the only property that we can animate. Like before, hold down the Control key to make it snap in the middle. That means that the text will start turning around from that point as the animation starts. Yet it's riots, Hollywood's birds at about a thousand of those machines from me. Adobe does allow you to already start working with clips and once you're done with your project, and you want to render out your special effects, you could then choose whether or not you'd like to purchase it as well. We can still move arrow key frames around, so I can make the animation go faster by moving these two keyframes closer to each other and that bounce will still acts like it should. If you hold down your shift key on your keyboards and you got to move the text to the right site, it'll stick here. But that's not really so exciting. We can't really look for raindrops on lens effect. Next to that project window, you can see the composition window. Again, we can change that position here as you can see. That's something for later. Of course you wouldn't say it with the color picker right here. You can go to the front, to the back, we can rotate my hands, we can do everything with this and that's it. Now let's animate this logo over here, and by the way, guys, if you like so you can use that awesome logo for your productions. You could shoot in a 4K resolution if you like so, but maybe you want to create only a full HD composition inside After Effects. Let me show you here in After Effects where the expressions are and how they work. If you do choose to go for Apple ProRes , you can simply take out the 422 or 422 HQ version. We've already seen it in one of the first lessons of this class, and those are the layer behaviors which we can find on the right side of your clip. There we go and just save that. I've already created my composition inside After Effects here, so we can start straight away. In this lesson I'm going to focus on some basics again, which is text. In a course designed to inform and inspire beginners, instructor Mark Christiansen covers the basics of Adobe After Effects 2021. If you would like to see before and after of his effects, we can just simply go up to the effects here on top, and on the left sides here, we can see the f-x button. I'm going to assume that you know how to open up After Effects. For example, you might want to go into your timeline on the bottom, but accidentally you click here on this close button and, buff, your timeline is gone. First of all, like always double-click in your project panel and I'm going to locate something here called flame on my finger. In order to do that, we first have to enable animation for a specific property. Apart from the character panel, there are a few more panels here and after effects that work together with your text. So I'm going to now just drag that clip into a new composition like so, and it will only use that selection that we've just made. Let's have a look inside Adobe After Effects, how we can make that. It's now these presets are actually pretty good. It was created in After Effects. If I disabled that, you can see what it does here. Price: $29 a month. Go back into my toolbox, click and hold to take these start tool. Then I'll be super exited to introduce you into the wonderful world of Adobe After Effects! I've already covered that you can set your layer into a 3D space. We're going to set a starting point which is point A. If I can type right, there we go impact. The behavior of this text has automatically already been set to three dimension, as you can see right here from the switches. So in this case, my skin is pretty white and I've got a black marker onto there. By that I mean, create folders. These are the basic properties of your layers. Now, there are different ways to add animations to your text. Maybe around 50 percent or 40 percent would be more than enough. Something like this would be better. By holding down the CTRL key on your keyboard, you can select multiple items and then just drag that into that folder, like so. In order to do that, we need to grab the anchor point tool, which also can be found here in our toolbox right there, pan behind or the anchor point tool. For example, put everything in italic or maybe you want to have everything in bolds or everything in capitals that can be done right here as well. Then take back the pen tool on top and I'm going to do something different here, and that is just to show you guys something else within the mask properties. If you would like to check this out as well, I'll leave a link in the notes of this class. Let's have a further look at the layers. I can make a selection by using the in and the out points tools that we've seen prior as well. I think that I should have come up with a better text. I just love these mountains, look at those. … I'm going to ask a Gaussian blurr to do that again. For example, the add, which is going to be a very hard in the blending mode. Let's just open up this folder and let's see what we have in here. Let's for example, pick something like light blue. For example 20. They also have a library for audio and for images as you can see here on top. You really know some great things you can create some stunning things in After Effects. That way you can see that the flame gets this motion blur to it, which makes it a bit more natural as I'm moving it around. It's in our timeline, and its targets, make sure that it's selected, and I would just hit Apply. My workspace is a mess right now. Let's create that. This is really cool, though very important though, is that you're going to make sure that you have structure in your shot. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you guys how to export your video so that you can share it with your friends or use it inside a Premier Pro projects. I do have to be careful or my fire won't go out now. A nice spot is that is what you deserve. Right here we can find a setting gold Screen Matte, which is exactly what we've selected over here. But it could also be that let me just reset the rotation first back to zero here. Now we can add some more properties in here by clicking here on the Animate menu. The first thing that we already see here is the bounce effects. For that I'm going to select my shape layer entity R key on my keyboard to bring a pure rotation property. Let me Just turn that on, look at that and I'm not even getting wet. But for this example, I'm just going to pick the DNxHR/DNxHD right here. Click on it to create a key frame, we can go forward in time and we can then change the mask part, so it can just grab this mask, its points and drag it to a new position. Maybe, it wasn't such a good idea to color correct everything dull. That is why I would always suggest that you work with the lumetri as it has all the color correction features within. Usually you're going to start somewhere in the beginning, and let's move our circle right here to the place where we want it to start, for example, here on the left side. The next thing that I want to do are some color corrections because the grass of my shot, and that of these beautiful mountains aren't really the same. With that one selected, I can now draw my own path, I'm going to draw here underneath these mountains and won't do start by clicking, which is going to create one points, then go further here on the picture and click again to create a second point and that way they will be connected to what a line. So that's why we've got this empty shot right here. How fast does that change have to be? We are at 25 frames per seconds and it is 10 seconds long. Within the project panel you'll see here on the bottom that we can create a new bin or a new folder. Every good professor in the visual effects industry is organized. The text now just fades out. There's also a more advanced tracking, but for most of the work when you just have a first and running around, that is not needed. We're going to freeze that frame in the beginning of our timelines and make sure that you sit there, Right-click, Time, Freeze Frame, and it's now does video is freezed, which means that nothing will change, and it will just follow my finger. I do hope that it works and that nothing will explode over here. It's already inside my project [inaudible] green-screen clip that you've, you've seen outside. If I'm forgetting something, just let me know guys. Now I suddenly decides to change my text. Thanks for watching, and I'll see you there. Hold down your Shift Key to draw a perfect circle like that. Over here, I'm going to set an endpoint. I'm going to name this Logo Animation and press OK. Zoom a little bit in and from there I'm going to go to the Mask Tool on top and click the rounded Rectangle Tool or select that one. Now currently that glitch has been applied throughout the entire duration of that clip, which makes me look a little bit silly. You don't know where it actually sits, because this text right here is actually linked to this point that we've selected previously within a 3D camera tracker. The next shape that lays on top of that, I'm going to take a circle as well, but I'm going to make it a little bit smaller. 18. Let me just zoom in a tiny bit more so you can see what's happening here. Let's search for that one as well. After we've seen the logo coming in, the Red dot production text may pop up. You will find out that rendering throughout After Effects will actually go at ton faster also because of the codec that we're exporting to DNx or ProRes codecs, are very light weights. I'm going to delete this again and create another shape to demonstrate your something else. You want to make sure that your timeline right here is selected and then you can go up to the menu, pick on layer, select New and from there we're going to click on solids. Because I am moving my finger, the flame is also moving now, that flame should also get some motion blur just like my finger. Just to be sure, I'm not going to play the tracking now, but I'm going to press on analyze one frame forward, and just see what it does. Same thing goes with the out point just go a little bit forward in time, let's say right here, I want the clip you stop, then just trim it back to your play heads. Now that is covered up, and the last thing I wanted to do is, enable motion blur for the text and to the two cover-ups and then enable the global motion blur. Now I'm just going to move my hand around. The 3D camera tracker is going to work very soon. What I'm going to do is take my landscape clip right here and just drag that into that composition button right here. I'm going to drag this clip into a new composition. This has actually something to do with performance so at this point, I'm not going to bother with this too much. Now the problem is that the mass here on top of my face is not really following me, it just kind of sits there and we want it to make it follow my movement and that's where mask tracking comes in. Just look that up on your computer and you can fire it up. Best Free After Effects Course & Tutorials – Motion Graphics (Skillshare) Andrzej Pach, known as … Already you can see that it does something to our shot, and automatically the Effects Controls are opened up. So only if you are go do some further, gather corrections and all that may be the HQ will be better. Nothing much is happening because this is a pretty static shot, but it will play the stuff in your timeline and show it to you in the composition's panel. Maybe somewhere here down below of my finger. Well, there's a very simple option to do so because after all, the background isn't really black. But whenever I want to change my text to the left side then I might want to make sure that all of my texts is aligned to the left. From there, ease in or ease out. Because, the sky should be bright, but the saturation is set to 60, which will make them a bit more dull. In my Effects controls the Gaussian blur opens up, and very easily I can just increase the blurriness to make the background a bit out of focus. For example, string which is a different way to remove the back but keep the lighter areas. But I hear you saying, professor, I not only closed one of those windows, but I also messed up my windows. We're also going to create multiple compositions. So just link it to it. Now, let's be real here. For example, let's jump into the Distort folder, and I'm going to locate this CC Lens from here. It's very simple assignment where you have to create something inside After Effects with all of things that you've seen within this class. Once they sit in place, hit Play. We can move it to left to the right. If you want to be more precise, with your masks or maybe you want to mask around the mountain here more precise but would set extensions it's usually not going to be so important. It's a tiny fire, it seems. I've already got one clip in there, but let's just add a few more in there as well. Yeah, good money you know, but since you paid for this class or pirated it somewhere. Select my clouds clip right there, go over to my pen tool in the toolbox and right now I'm going to create a rough mask that goes through these mountains like so and now only within that mask, the clouds are visible and not anymore below that. Has decreased that to around 50 percent to see what we're doing and maybe this looks pretty well like this. I see that I have this glitch one more time. You have multiple duplications, but maybe different parts from the same clip. There you can see how it changes. I'm playing this right now, you will see that the glitch comes in, right as I'm doing this movement. For example, let me just undo that action, for example, while and creating the star shape right here, and go to hold down the Ctrl key, which is going to enlarge the spikes of that star. There we go. It wasn't my fault. To undo your action; simply hit Control Z or Command Z if you are working on a Mac, we can also click and hold the click on this rectangle tool to find out more tools. Now let's play this right here, and the circle goes bigger plus it changes in position. Right now we've got ourselves a beautiful professional looking logo animation. It's very important that we are going to use the opacity from the Animator window right here. So what we're going to do is take out this tracking data and store that into something that we can use and that is something called a Null Object. For starters, I'm going to select the normal clip, the flame on finger, hit "Control D" to duplicate that, I'm go to solo it for just a moment, Click here on this Solo button so that all of the other layers are disabled for a moment. The anchor point is the middle point of your object, which could lay outside of the object, like in this case, like you might have already guessed. Green Keying: Hey, I want to show you something very quickly. However, I would actually suggest you most of the time go with the Lumetri effects which can be found right here. Things like these and that, and this over here is all created using these libraries. Super awesome. Well, isn't that looking amazing? Premiere Pro Lumetri: Color Correct like a Pro, Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro for Beginners, Learn Video Editing with Premiere Pro for beginners (2016). Let's do that. Let's go forward in time. There's also a second way to locate these settings from the CC Lens, and that is by going again into these layer options, just expand that and now you can also see that instead of only the Transform and Audio that we also have the Effects property in here now. Even going to enable and disable that layer quickly, you can see it before and the after. Let's do that. If you want to scale that clip again or move it around and take back your normal selection tool now we can do that action again. I like to work with the gradient effects from the effects library. Then let's say that I want to add a bounce effect to the animation. 17. We started off with me than behind me comes the explosion and behind the explosion comes at the background shot. By the end of the … There we go. The one I'm going to align my text here to the left it might be sticking a bit too much to the edge. 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