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After Effects CC Masterclass: Complete After Effects Course

Learn After Effects CC to improve your videos with professional motion graphics and visual effects.

4.62 (10140 reviews)


26 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

You will know how to use After Effects to make your videos better than ever

You will be comfortable using After Effects - even if you're a beginner

Know how to create a video project from start to finish in After Effects

Create professional motion graphics that improve your videos

Add creative visual effects to your video projects

Export high quality videos from After Effects and know how to use it with Premiere Pro efficiently

You will have the full support of an instructor who loves teaching


Master After Effects Motion Graphics with the easiest-to-follow course on Udemy!

Updated with the latest CC 2020 release.

"I went into this not knowing basically anything and came away with tons of knowledge!"
- Louis Matarazzo, Phil's After Effects student

Join this Adobe After Effects CC course to have fun while learning quickly!

If you are looking to make your videos better, adding motion graphics and visual effects is the way to do that. After Effects CC is used by professionals across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries, feature films. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start making your own videos come to life.

Make videos the way you imagine them!

Practice while you learn. This course includes practice files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

By the end of the course, you'll have finished dozens of real world projects to build your confidence.

I'll be teaching the course using the Creative Cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, etc - Mac or PC), you can still learn with this course.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I'm 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 400,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these:

Phil Ebiner's "The Complete Guide to After Effects," is a wonderful and comprehensive course to dive into this Program, and get started with creating our own animations.
- Cavett Robert

Very comprehensive, easy to follow course.

- Dragan Vukicevic

Phil is a g a great instructor who is always willing to help. The way he lays out the course is simple and easy to understand.
-Patrick Gilmour
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 how use Adobe After Effects. 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?

Get ready to create motion graphics that will improve your video quality. If you've always wanted to learn how to use video effects and create custom motion graphics, you can learn After Effects CC right now.

Practice lessons will get you motivated and moving to your goals.

The lessons are meant to teach you how to think like a motion graphics/video effects artist. After Effects is a robust tool that is capable of creating almost any video effect out there. You'll learn all of the basics, intermediate, and some advanced techniques, from working with shapes, text, and textures to video effects, transitions, and 3d camera.

Here is a glimpse of what we'll be covering:

  • Getting comfortable with After Effects CC

  • Starting a new composition

  • Using the basic tools

  • Working in the After Effects CC timeline

  • Adding shape and text layers

  • Animating position, scale, rotation, and opacity

  • Working with shape layers and masks

  • Real world projects such as lower thirds and bumpers

  • Motion graphics principles and best practices

  • Using video effects and presets to speed up workflow

  • Green screen and chromakey removal

  • Visual effects and rotoscoping

  • Motion tracking and video stabilization

  • Creating unique transitions

  • Exporting your projects

  • and so much more!

Knowing After Effects CC is a great skill to have that is in demand and highly marketable. I've landed many jobs with the skills that I teach you in this course.

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!




After Effects CC Masterclass: Complete After Effects Course
After Effects CC Masterclass: Complete After Effects Course
After Effects CC Masterclass: Complete After Effects Course
After Effects CC Masterclass: Complete After Effects Course




Download the Course Project Files

Animate Your Name!

Tutorial Request Form

After Effects Updates + My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

After Effects Basics

Know Your Way Around After Effects

Start a New Composition

CC 2018 Update: Starting a New Composition from Footage

Importing Media and Placing on the Timeline

Learn the Important Tools

Create a Perfect Square or Circle, Alignment, and Colors

The Timeline

Layer Transformations

Instructor Note - Get More Resources and Tips

Animating with Keyframes

Adding and Editing Keyframes + Opacity Animations

Position, Size, and Rotation Animations

Make Animations Better with Easy Ease and Motion Blur

Advanced Animations with the Graph Editor

Challenge: Bouncing Ball Animation

Solution: Bouncing Ball Animation

Get More Video Resources & Tips

Shapes and Solid Layers

Working with Solid Layers

Working with Shapes

Layer Styles - Drop Shadows, Bevel & Emboss, and Gradients

Shape Effects

Important After Effects Skills

Track Mattes: Make Layers Appear and Disappear

Pre-Compositions: Grouping Layers Together

Quickly Reversing Animations

Freeze Frames, Remapping, Reversing Time

Blend Modes

Stabilizing Footage

CC 2018 Update: Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

CC 2019 Update: Responsive Design

CC 2019 Update: Content Aware Fill

CC 2019 Update: Create Motion Graphics Templates to Use in Premiere Pro

Motion Graphics Projects

Intro to Real World Projects

Project: Clean Lower Third

Project: Colorful Transition

Project: Text with Mask Transition

Project: Text Bubble Pop-Up Animation

Project: Weather App User Design Animation - Part 1

Project: Weather App User Design Animation - Part 2

Project: Weather App User Design Animation - Part 3

Project: Simple Logo Reveal

Flat Animation Challenge

Designing My Flat Animation Scene

Animating Fireworks with a Repeater Shape

Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Remove Green Screen with Keylight 1.2

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground + Parenting

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

Adding Motion to the Background Photo with Ripple Effect

3D Animations and the Camera Tool

3D in After Effects + The Camera Tool and Views

Swinging 3D Rotating Text Animation + Null Objects

Building a 3D Composition

Animating in 3D Space

Creating Stars in After Effects


Make a Selection with the Rotoscope Tool

Cleaning Up Edges

Putting Rotoscoping to Work

Screen Replacements

Replacing a Screen with Easy Masking

Replacing a Screen with Masking and 3D Motion

Replacing Device Screens with Mocha

CC 2019 Update: Mocha Native Plugin

Puppet Tool Animations

Setting Your Pins

Animating Your Pins to Make a Bird Fly

Animating Your Owl's Blinking Eyes

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

CC 2019 Update: Advanced Puppet Tools

Effects & Presets

Text Animations

CC Page Turn

Radial and Linear Wipe Effect

Color Correction

CC 2019 Update: Selective Color Grading

Motion Tracking

Motion Tracking Basics

Attaching Text & Visual Effects to Video Clip with Tracking

Tracking Scale and Rotation

Adding More Details to Your Text

Character Animations

Intro to Character Animations

Design Your Character

Rigging Body Parts

Animate Your Character

Adding an Animated Background for Context

Adding Details to Your Character Animation

Adding the 'Paper Cut Out' Texture to Your Layers

Exporting From After Effects

Exporting H.264 Files

Exporting with a Transparent Background

Exporting Videos with Adobe Media Encoder

CC 2018 Update: Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

Creating an Animated GIF with CC 2017 and Earlier Versions

After Effects Workflow + Tips

Editing Audio in After Effects

Working with Premiere Pro Projects


Adding an Expression

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

Dive Deeper with After Effects Expressions


Thank You Video

Bonus Tutorials

What are the bonus tutorials?

Neon Sign Effect

Sliding Photo Intro Bumper

Side Scrolling Video Grid

Looped Dots Following a Line Animation

How to Attach Text, Graphics and Video to Walls

Long Shadow Style

Rotoscoping Tutorial

Old Film Style

Animating with the Puppet Tool

3D Text in After Effects

Hologram Effect

Cinemagraphs in After Effects

Fly Through Text

How to Listen to Audio by Scrubbing

Marauder's Map Footprint Tutorial

Call Out Titles

How to Attach a Path Point to Video in After Effects

Animate the Mountain and Moon

Center Lower Third

Text Highlight Effect

Animating a Dotted Line

How to Easily Swap Layers

Minimalist Lower Third Titles

How to Snap Your Anchor Points

Parenting in After Effects

Rotating Kinetic Typography

Time Remapping in After Effects

Transparent Text Block

How to Easily Reverse an Animation

Swinging Text Tutorial

Text on a Path

How to Enable Auto Save

Using Arrow Keys for Improved Workflow

Basic Kinetic Typography Tutorial

Clean Lower Third

Create a Count Down without Expressions

Valentine's Day Graphic

How to Add a Dark & Blurry Background

3D Shapes in After Effects

Layering Multiple Effects in After Effects

Bonus Project: House of Cards Intro Graphics

What is this section?

Intro the House of Cards Project

Importing Your Assets

Create the Flag Animation

Adjusting the Speed of Your Animation

Adding Text and a Background

Exporting in After Effects

Bonus Project: Hipster Badge Animation

What is this section?

Intro and Download the Project Files

Design Your Badge in Adobe Illustrator

Importing the Design into After Effects

Preparing Layers by Moving Anchor Points

Animate the Badge Outline with Trim Paths

Animate the Text

Animate the Tent, Fire, and Trees

Easily Reverse the Animation

Export the Badge with Transparency

Bonus Project: Flat Animation Buildup

What is this section?

Intro the Project

Designing the Object in Illustrator

Preparing the Illustrator File

Animating in After Effects

How to Quickly Reverse an Animation

Exporting Your Animation

Conclusion to Project

Bonus Section: Using After Effects Templates

What is this section?

Downloading a Template

After Effects Layout

Editing a Template

Adding and Editing Text

How to Turn Audio On and Off

Exporting Your Video

Editing a Slideshow Template

Bonus Section: Advanced Shape Animations

What is this section?

Intro to this Section

Shape Refresher

Fill & Stroke

Trim Paths

The Repeater Effect

Wiggle Paths

Adding Accents

Using the Graph Editor

Project 1 - Adding Accents

Project 2 - Fun Transitions

Project 3 - The Repeater Transition

Project 4 - Map Effects

Project 5 - Text Effect

Project 6 - Squeeze and Stretch

Project 7 - Hipster Circles

Project 8 - Clean Lower Thirds

Project 9 - Storytime Slideshow

Bonus Projects: After Effects for Entrepreneurs

What is this section?

Lower Third - Intro

Lower Third - Design Your Text

Lower Third - Animate Your Text

Lower Third - Exporting with a Transparent Background

Modern Transition - Intro

Modern Transition - Design and Animate Your Transition

Modern Transition - Exporting an dAdding to Your Project

YouTube Button - Intro

YouTube Button - Animate Your Subscribe Button with a Click

Social Media Buttons - Intro

Social Media Buttons - Design the Graphic

Social Media Buttons - Animate the Graphic

Social Media Buttons - Quickly Reverse Any Animation

Social Media Buttons - Exporting with a Transparent Background

Bonus Section: Kinetic Typography

What is this section?

The Kinetic Typography Project

Cut and Scale Animations

Position Animations

Rotation Animations

Reveal Animations

Adding a Background

Adding Texture to the Background

Adding Camera-Like Motion

Exporting Your Kinetic Typography

Course Bonuses

Bonus Lecture: Get Any of Phil's Course for Up to 90% Off


Nehemiah8 October 2020

This course is absolutely amazing and everything that you will need to completely understand After Effects it is Perfectly explain, all of the project files allow you to follow along with the instructor so you can learn every aspect that is being taught, nothing is left out at all, it is an investment that has nothing but beautiful returns do not be left out GET This COURSE

Jason4 October 2020

Great course and will really take you from beginner to feeling comfortable in the program. Only complaint was the (self-admitted in the prefaces) redundant-ness in the bonus courses. Some of them are so dated that I think they should probably just be removed in order to clean up the curriculum, as they sort of felt like a momentum killer after coming out of the main body of the course. Overall, great stuff.

Kevin1 October 2020

Sí, aunque me hubiera gustado un curso en español o también que los subtítulos se acomodaran de otra forma, ya que algunas veces estorban en lo que estás observando en pantalla.

Prasad25 September 2020

Clear enunciation and communication so I am clear about what the presenter wants to communicate. Hoping for the best.

Kon22 September 2020

Phil, thank you so much for taking the time to explain everything perfectly, I'm really happy with your course, this was my first contact with Adobe After Effects, and I was really hesitant to work with it, because I'm 30 years old and really new on the field. I finally decided to take a turn and study and work in the field I loved since I was kid. You really made some hard parts easy to understand.I'm half way in the course, but I know everything so far.Thank you for this awesome chance!This course is really above expectations!

Rajesh25 February 2020

A very good course for beginners who have no prior knowledge in After Effects and also, it was well made for Professionals. A huge amount of bonus course was very useful for advanced learning. Thanks for this wonderful course !!!

Tylerbjohnson2424 February 2020

Very easy to follow and has a good flow of content so far. Not jumping too far ahead of what needs to be learned first. All builds on itself well!

Dora22 February 2020

Deep understing of the basics which is one of the most important part to learn how to use after effects properly.

Mary18 February 2020

I like how Phil describes the material and he makes the content approachable, even though After Effects is a beast of a program. So far, I am enjoying his teaching style and he really breaks down the material into chewable chunks. I also appreciate that he's covering the material in a modern way, meaning the things he's teaching us are not outdated...AE is from the 90s. He's teaching us what's "in" and popular now...things that I see other YouTubers have embedded in their videos. Thanks, Phil and Udemy!

Surjeet28 January 2020

This Adobe After Effect course was awesome and I'm strongly recommend to other people who wants to learn complete journey of AE. Thanks to the trainer and every section are created well in form. Thanks once again!! :)

Olympia20 January 2020

I started the course and I cannot stop watching this - really useful and it is getting better and better and by that I mean I am getting more and more exciting about what I learn - Thank you

Andy11 January 2020

Excelente curso, lo recomiendo ampliamente. Es fácil de seguir, los contenidos y el profesor son muy claros, he aprendido muchísimo que ya estoy aplicando en mi canal de Youtube. Felicitaciones y gracias por crear lecciones con tanto valor.

Goodnews7 January 2020

Although I just enrolled into this course, however, your explanation is great and easy to follow. Thanks a lot.

Anne29 December 2019

Phil is such a great instructor. The exercises are easy to follow and I feel so good about my AfterEffects skills now!

Matt24 December 2019

I have some experience with Premiere Pro so this is covered. It's great if you're new to that though.


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