After Effects User Guide
  1. Introduction to After Effects
    1. Get to know the After Effects interface
    2. What's new in After Effects
    3. Keyboard shortcuts in After Effects
    4. After Effects system requirements
    5. Workflows
  2. Workspaces
    1. Planning and setup
    2. Setup and installation
    3. Workspaces, panels, and viewers
    4. General user interface items
    5. Working with After Effects and other applications
    6. Sync Settings in After Effects
    7. Preferences
    8. Use the Adobe Color Themes extension
    9. Dynamic Link and After Effects
  3. Projects and compositions
    1. Projects
    2. CINEMA 4D Composition Renderer
    3. Composition basics
    4. Precomposing, nesting, and pre-rendering
    5. Timecode and time display units
  4. Importing footage
    1. Importing and interpreting footage items
    2. Importing and interpreting video and audio
    3. Preparing and importing 3D image files
    4. Working with footage items
    5. CINEMA 4D and Cineware
    6. Importing from After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro
    7. Preparing and importing still images
  5. Motion Graphics templates
    1. Work with Motion Graphics templates in After Effects
    2. Use expressions to create drop-down lists in Motion Graphics templates
    3. Work with Master Properties to create Motion Graphics templates
  6. Views and previews
    1. Previewing
    2. Video preview with Mercury Transmit
    3. Modifying and using views
  7. Layers and properties
    1. Creating layers
    2. Selecting and arranging layers
    3. Managing layers
    4. Layer properties
    5. Blending modes and layer styles
    6. 3D layers
    7. Cameras, lights, and points of interest
  8. Animation and keyframes
    1. Animation basics
    2. Remove objects from your videos with the Content-Aware Fill panel
    3. Construct VR environments in After Effects
    4. Add responsive design to your graphics
    5. Apply immersive video effects
    6. Animating with Puppet tools
    7. Work with Data-driven animation
    8. Compositing tools for VR/360 videos
    9. Assorted animation tools
    10. Setting, selecting, and deleting keyframes
    11. Editing, moving, and copying keyframes
    12. Keyframe interpolation
    13. Speed
    14. Time-stretching and time-remapping
    15. Tracking 3D camera movement
    16. Face Tracking
    17. Tracking and stabilizing motion
    18. Animating Sketch and Capture shapes using After Effects
  9. Color
    1. Color basics
    2. Color management
    3. Creative Cloud Libraries in After Effects
  10. Drawing, painting, and paths
    1. Paint tools: Brush, Clone Stamp, and Eraser
    2. Overview of shape layers, paths, and vector graphics
    3. Creating shapes
    4. How to taper shape strokes
    5. Roto Brush and Refine Matte
    6. Use Offset Paths shape effect to alter shapes
    7. Remove objects from your videos with the Content-Aware Fill panel
    8. Managing and animating shape paths and masks
    9. Face Tracking
    10. Shape attributes, paint operations, and path operations for shape layers
    11. Mask Tracking
    12. Mask Reference
    13. Feature Summary | After Effects (May 2020 release)
  11. Text
    1. Creating and editing text layers
    2. Formatting characters and the Character panel
    3. Examples and resources for text animation
    4. Animating text
    5. Extruding text and shape layers
    6. Formatting paragraphs and the Paragraph panel
    7. Live Text Templates
  12. Transparency and compositing
    1. Compositing and transparency overview and resources
    2. Alpha channels, masks, and mattes
    3. Keying
    4. Work in 3D Design Space
  13. Effects and animation presets
    1. Effects and animation presets overview
    2. Detail-preserving Upscale effect
    3. Effect list
    4. 3D Channel effects
    5. Audio effects
    6. Blur and Sharpen effects
    7. Keying effects
    8. Distort effects
    9. Generate effects
    10. Noise and Grain effects
    11. Transition effects
    12. Channel effects
    13. Utility effects
    14. Color Correction effects
    15. Simulation effects
    16. Obsolete effects
    17. Matte effects
    18. Stylize effects
    19. Text effects
    20. The Rolling Shutter Repair effect
    21. Perspective effects
  14. Markers
    1. Layer markers and composition markers
    2. XMP metadata
  15. Memory, storage, performance
    1. Improve performance
    2. Memory and storage
    3. GPU and GPU driver requirements for After Effects
  16. Rendering and exporting
    1. Basics of rendering and exporting
    2. Rendering and exporting still images and still-image sequences
    3. Export an After Effects project as an Adobe Premiere Pro project
    4. Converting movies
    5. Automated rendering and network rendering
    6. Using the GoPro CineForm codec in After Effects
  17. Expressions and automation
    1. Expression basics
    2. Understanding the expression language
    3. Editing expressions
    4. Expression errors
    5. Expression language reference
    6. Expression examples
    7. Use expressions to edit and access text properties
    8. Using the Expressions editor
    9. Syntax differences between the JavaScript and Legacy ExtendScript expression engines
    10. Plug-ins
    11. Automation
    12. Scripts
    13. Using expression controls
  18. Collaboration with Adobe After Effects
    1. Collaborate with Team Projects
    2. Share and manage changes with Team Project collaborators