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After Effects CC InDepth, Part 1: Getting Started

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

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  • Creative Design Power Pack
  • Power Pack Plus

Release date Release date 3/13/2015
Level Level Intermediate
Runtime Runtime 0h 57m
Published eBooks Published eBooks Included
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample files Sample files Included
Exams Exams N/A

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Course description

With this 3 part learning series course you will go beyond the basics to maximize After Effects CC and start taking advantage of all the features that After Effects offers. First, this course will familiarize you with the newest features of After Effects CC. Then you’ll take a deep-dive into After Effects video effects tools. Learn advanced animation techniques, work with 3D effects, and understand how to share your project for various media.


This course assumes some familiarity with Adobe After Effects. This course is part of 3 courses, After Effects CC In Depth: Getting Started; After Effects CC In Depth: Painting and Animation; and After Effects CC In Depth: Working with Layers. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

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John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Getting Started

Getting Started (20:48)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Preferences (05:17)
  • More Preferences (01:47)
  • Keyboard Shortcuts (00:48)
  • Adobe Exchange (03:03)
  • Additional Presets (03:46)
  • After Effects Help (02:24)
  • More Help (03:20)
  • Summary (00:10)
Metadata & Layer Basics (36:14)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Metadata Features (04:45)
  • Other Metadata Categories (02:31)
  • Project Panel Advanced Features (05:03)
  • Column Preferences (03:20)
  • Edit and Manage Layers (04:38)
  • Lift and Extract (02:15)
  • Organizing Layers (04:38)
  • Pre-Compose (01:39)
  • Flow Chart Features (07:01)
  • Summary (00:10)