3D & Animation


Adobe After Effects: Advanced Shape Layers

Animate shape layers to create hip, professional, and powerful motion graphics in After Effects. Start learning today!

4.10 (268 reviews)


3.5 hours


Jan 2018

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What you will learn

Become After Effects Master!

Learn to be more creative while making motion graphics

Be able to replicate hip After Effects shape animations


You want to create more advanced motion graphics with Adobe After Effects, right?

It's great to have you here. I LOVE CREATING MOTION GRAPHICS with After Effects.

Maybe you know a little bit about After Effects, or maybe you're brand new to After Effects.

This course is perfect for anyone that wants to learn how to design their own creative graphics with After Effects.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I'm a professional motion graphics artist. 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:

If you want to learn some cool effects very efficiently and quickly, then this is the course for you. - David Van Melkebeke

Phil does a great job of explaining how to create some really cool motion graphics by showing step by step how he created some fun and very useful motion graphics. I've been using After Effects for 5 years and have seen a bunch of tutorials, but I've found his tutorials to be outstanding as he takes you through from start to finish. - Scott Meister

I learned something new with each of the lessons, the instructor explains good and very clear, the production of the videos is very good and I had no problem. I RECOMMEND THE COURSE! - Jose Felipe Arana Garcia

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?

You don't have to be an After Effects genius to be able to make amazing motion graphics. These video tutorials are at the perfect pace for beginners and intermediate After Effects users. 

The course starts with video tutorials on shape theory and techniques. We go over the basic process of creating shape motion graphics. Then we go dive deeper by using these shape layer animations to create professional motion graphic projects. I'm with you every step of the way, and am always available for questions.

BONUS: Follow along with a downloadable project files.

Knowing how to use Adobe After Effects is a great skill to have that is in demand and highly marketable.

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!




Adobe After Effects: Advanced Shape Layers
Adobe After Effects: Advanced Shape Layers
Adobe After Effects: Advanced Shape Layers
Adobe After Effects: Advanced Shape Layers


Course Intro

Course Promo

Course Overview - Shape Refresher

Project Files // Downloadable Materials

Basic Shape Transformations

Stroke vs. Fill

Important Message About Udemy Reviews

Trim Paths

Using the Repeater

The Wiggle Effect

It's all about accents...

Real World Projects

Adding Accents

Custom Transitions

Repeater Transitions

Text Reveal with Venetian Blinds

Cool Maps

Bouncing Ball - Part I - Graph Editor

Bouncing Ball - Part II

Hipster Circles

Clean Lower Thirds - with Shape Layer Technique

Course Wrap Up

Thank You & What's Next

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


Quentin29 June 2020

Good! This is my 4th or 5th course from Phil. Learned a couple new tricks but I'm happy I got the course at a discounted price. I felt it was very short

Peter9 October 2019

Well worth it, I learnt some good tips and liked Phils relaxed ad-libby style. I didn't give it 5 stars bcz I felt some of the content was overlapping and presentation needed a bit of tightening up. I guess balancing content is hard and there is delicate trade off between being overly rehearsed and being relaxed but loose. Overall though, a very good course.

Emma24 September 2019

Phil explains everything clearly and teaches some extremely useful skills you can use for your own projects. I have downloaded many of his other courses.

Mark30 November 2018

The class is well paced and well explained (applies to intermediate AE users) but it can do more if it uses more industry standard motion graphic as examples . Looking forward to the next AE course!!

Jon6 September 2018

There are definitely some good things to learn here, so I thought the course worthwhile. Instructor's delivery would be improved by practicing several times before committing final video as final. Removal of "you know" from vocabulary would be helpful. He did get better with this as the videos progressed. Also I found that showing the final creation at the beginning of the video and then working toward that very helpful. ON the videos he did not do this, it was sometimes unclear why he was tweaking toward a final product.

Mohannad3 August 2018

everything is perfect, just one thing you are just displaying the Mac shortcuts we need the windows too :)

Martin5 March 2018

Ich habe einiges Neues für mich entdecken können, aber leider wirkt es manchmal sehr improvisiert. Deshalb ein Stern Abzug.

John11 February 2018

The information is great in this course, however it was a little slow for my personal tastes because I have used AE for such a long time. Thankfully Udemy let me play the video at 1.25x and higher, which helped a lot with the pacing of the videos. Other than the pacing I think this is an excellent course and I would recommend it for anyone looking to get into motion graphics.

Claire4 February 2018

Formation qui permet d'approfondir des points spécifiques facile à manipuler et de vraiment optimiser le temps de travail. C'est exactement ce qu'il me fallait.

Lorgen20 January 2018

Lots of content, clear, easy to follow and understand! (The shortcut keys he uses appear on the video, which is lacking in a lot of other tutorials/courses. I guess he's using Mouseposé. I also use it (or a Windows PC equivalent) when instructing someone.) I'm an advanced (I suppose :'p) user of After Effects, and I'm glad to learn more from Phil!

Jeremy8 January 2018

Really good information, so far as an intermediate user to after effects it is a nice refresher prior to getting down the the details....and this is certainly the person to learn this skill from

Pelin25 October 2017

Thanks. I learned practical and easy methods to create shape animations especially. The only problem was sometimes resolution that was not good and big. I watched in full screen but not useful.

Nina1 October 2017

So far so good! Right from the beginning, I have learned some features, options that I can play with.

Terry22 July 2017

Alot of this is repeats from other courses he offered. He was "winging it" alot which made the lesson hard to follow. This course just wasnt put together very well.

Scott14 December 2016

I really enjoy this guys courses. He has an engaging teaching style and it's well structured. This course is every bit as good as the others the produces. Thanks.


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