Learn How to Use After Effects CC 2017 Tutorial for Beginners

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In this tutorial I’ll show you the basics needed to start compositing inside of Adobe After Effects CC 2017. This is one of the best compositing softwares and one of the more popular ones on the market. Having a basic understanding of how to use this program is great for any editor and a good kickstart to anyone that wants to learn visual effects.

Some important keyboard shortcuts mentioned are:

A – Anchor Point
P – Position
R – Rotation
S – Scale
T – Opacity

V – For your selection tool
W- Rotation Tool
H – Hand tool to move things around
P – Pen Tool

Spacebar – Use to render out a composition so you can see your effects play out.

Once you’ve learned the basics of After Effects CC 2017 and you feel like you’re ready to dive into some more advanced techniques check out our AE tutorials on our YouTube channel. For some of our favorite watch these:

1) How to do 3D camera tracking: https://youtu.be/UqTU5sOCsxY
2) How to create the Hand Drawing Music Video Effect: https://youtu.be/329TyTMho_E
3) Perspective Effects: https://youtu.be/0M1XyAMunlg

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• For this tutorial, I use Adobe After Effects CC 2017. No plugins are required.

Video tutorial by Max Bard @magicbard


• Practice all your keyboard shortcuts as much as possible.
• Apply different effects & presets. Play around with effects to get to know what they are capable of.
• Play around with shape layers and masks.

Please leave a like if this helped you and if you have any questions or want to learn a certain effect please let me know in the comments section and I’ll get to it to you ASAP.

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