3D & Animation


Dive Into Adobe After Effects 2: Learn to Animate Graphics

A project-based course that guides you through animating a title card of your favorite brand in Adobe After Effects.

4.45 (96 reviews)

Dive Into Adobe After Effects 2: Learn to Animate Graphics


1 hour


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

create their own animated title card in Adobe After Effects

know how to use keyframes to add position, rotation, scale, and opacity animations

export and create a looping GIF of their title card to share online


You want to start using After Effects, right?

If you've never opened (or opened and immediately closed) After Effects, you're in the right place.

Start making your own animated videos today!

This is the second part in my 3-part Dive Into After Effects series. Check out part 1 if you haven't already done so. I created this series to make learning how to use After Effects as easy as possible.

You learn by doing.

In the Dive Into After Effects series, you'll follow along and work on your own project while learning. 

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil. I am a professional motion graphics artist and video creator. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular After Effects courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

Exactly what I was looking for to get a quick and basic introduction to animating on AE. - Tudor Coaching Group

Great job in presenting a lot of information in a short time - Dan Kardell

Love this little course about Motion Graphics in After Effects. It's so precise and clean in the instructions an examples. - Bo

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message.

I want to make this the best course on learning After Effects for beginners. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

After Effects is an amazing program that can help you create motion graphics, visual effects, and titles that make your videos better, but it can be intimidating to try out. In this 60-minute course, you'll learn the magic of keyframes - the basis of creating motion graphics in After Effects.

You'll take the title card that you created in the first Dive into After Effects: Understanding the Basics course, and you'll introduce each element of your title card in a unique way. These include motion, scale, opacity, and rotation animations; trim path animations; and 3D transitions.

This class is perfect for video creators, designers, and everyone who wants to learn After Effects in an non-intimidating way. We recommend taking the Dive into After Effects: Understanding the Basics course first. By the end of the class, you'll have the basic knowledge to start animating graphics and dive even further into the world of After Effects.


Animate a title card for your brand (or your favorite brand) within After Effects. This assignment will teach you how to use keyframes to introduce different elements (text, images, shapes) to the audience. If you are brand new to After Effects, take the first course in the Dive Into After Effects series to learn how to design your own title card directly within After Effects

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!




Getting Started with this Course

What's this course all about?

Course Project: Animate Your Title Card

Understanding Keyframes

What's a Keyframe?

Opacity Animation

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Rotation & Scale Animations

Position Animation

3D Rotation Animation: The Swing Effect

Trim Paths Animation

Adding Details to Your Title Card


Exporting & Saving as a Looping GIF

Thank You!

Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?


Sheena26 March 2020

This was great learned loads I can definitely use. Two things could be improve this though - one was the swing animation when you asked us to download a plugin for the anchor point, the link no longer exists, so I just ploughed on regardless. And secondly the resource file you get at the start - it would be good to start us off with a starter file to go through the process of adding the key frames ourselves - I just went though and deleted the keyframes in order to see what you were doing. Besides that, loads of useful stuff here.

Thomas28 February 2018

Great course for beginners, definitely learned a lot and I'm eager to try out the stuff for myself, since I was only able to watch and not work on my own project in parallel. Again, great introduction to After Effects.

John6 December 2017

Phil, I love taking your classes. You are a natural speaker, and very easy to understand. Looking forward to the next class :)

Samuel30 October 2017

Curso sencillo donde se aprenden ciertas herramientas y conceptos indispensables en el uso de After Effects.

Akram1 April 2017

I really liked the project based tutoring because this way we know how to apply the tools we are using. Knowing all the tools and not knowing how to use them is like not knowing anything at all. I hope to see more project-based courses soon.

Sarah15 June 2016

Well paced and easy to follow along with. The only thing I get lost on occasionally is when he uses hot keys as I can't remember all of those at the moment unless I write it down.

Carlos4 December 2015

It is a very basic course. However, i learned Ae 3 years ago and this course helped me to update and remember the basics in animation

Bo14 November 2015

Love this little course about Motion Graphics in After Effects. It's so precise and clean in the instructions an examples. Thanks. /Bo

Maksim26 October 2015

Great job. I found all necessary data in the videos for animation. Explanation is simple, easy to understand.

Dan26 September 2015

Great job in presenting a lot of information in a short time. At times its a little too fast in adding elements and not giving us time to catch up as we work along side with you, but your explanations are great to a beginner of AE! Thanks for a great course!

Stéphane14 September 2015

Phil is excellent with pacing out instructions and very thorough with explaining how to achieve each animatin.

Dario13 September 2015

I think this course is a great way to enter the world of motion graphics. Phil Ebiner develops the topic from the basics of After Effects and have a way of explaining clear and accurate.


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