Get to know the basics of motion graphics and video compositing techniques using Adobe After Effects.
What you'll need
Start a new project
Become familiar with the workspace and how to import footage and other assets you’ll use to create a new composition.
Work with layers, blend modes, and effects
Combine elements in the scene using layers and nondestructive blend modes. Correct color levels, hue, and saturation using effects.
Add some animation
Enhance your composition by animating an element along a path through the scene. Correct its color and shadows as it moves. And for a little depth, add an element to the foreground.
Create a handheld camera effect
Use a nested composition to simulate a low-resolution camera moving within the larger scene.
Refine your composition with effects
Add realism with motion blur and adjustment layer effects, including camera lens blur, a uniform color wash, and noise.
Export your project
Use Adobe Media Encoder to render your project so you can share it with the world.