What is After Effects?

Looking for an explanation of After Effects? Check this section out for an overview and our go to resources for getting started!

Check out the video above to get a feel for the amazing visuals you can create with After Effects.

After Effects CC is industry-standard animation, and compositing software that allows you to make everything from engaging titles to mind blowing visual effects.

What's it for?

After Effects is a tool best suited for creating animated graphics, visual effects, and composites for film, video, TV and the web. Everything from green screen, to 3D animation, to blurring out a shirt during a video, and mind-blowing visual effects can be done in After Effects

Who is it for?

After Effects CC could be for those who want to create engaging video content and is a perfect fit for creating an animated logo or intro, dynamic title sequences, movie-grade visual effects and compositing.

After Effects CC is an amazing tool and we have compiled some great resources to help get the most out of it.

Adobe's Tutorial Series on After Effects

Adobe has developed a great Get Started Course for After Effects to help you learn the basics and get introduced to key concepts in motion graphics and visual effects. This 10 part series will give you the insight on how to use the software complete with practice files.

After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

After Effects has an extensive listing of keyboard shortcuts that will help you move faster in the application. Check out this Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet for After Effects and other Adobe Creative Cloud Applications.

We are constantly updating this list with new content to help you get more out of After Effects! Check back soon for more updates!

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Authored By:

Brian Puente

Brian Puente
Brian Puente
Support Specialist, Adobe Creative Cloud