Dive into Adobe After Effects 1: Learn the Basics

Share:
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.
This is the first part in my 3-part Dive Into After Effects series. 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:
I am new to after Effects and this course is so easy to follow. Good Job! - Sequin Frederick
Excellent course for a beginner like me! A step by step guide. - Fairuz Nabilah
I enjoyed this course and found it very helpful to explain the basics. Phil went through things clearly and through the videos I was able to catch some of the skills that i have been struggling with. I would recommend this for anyone starting After Effects - June Beveridge
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 45-minute course, you'll learn the basics of using After Effects: understand the program layout, learn how to use the tools, get comfortable with using the timeline. We'll cover everything from opening up After Effects for the first time, importing assets, and creating your very first composition.
This class is perfect for video creators, designers, and everyone who wants to learn After Effects in an un-intimidating way. No prior knowledge or experience is required! By the end of the class, you'll have the basic knowledge to start creating projects and dive even further into the world of After Effects.
Course Assignment
Create a title card within After Effects. This assignment will teach you how to create a new composition, use the basic After Effects tools, arrange layers in your sequence, and use layer properties to change the scale, position, transparency, and rotation of your objects.