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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 1: In this first tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces After Effects workspaces - how to modify, save, reset and delete them - as well as showing how to move panels around to create a custom workspace just the way you want it!



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Re: AE Basics 1: Workspaces in Adobe After Effects
by Rory Tate
Andrew, Just watched Setting up Workspaces for AE. Hearing your calm, steady voice and very clear explanation of how to make these changes was a balm for my raw nerves. It got rid of my hyperventilation. It set me up to once again study the all important basics.
I've been farting around with AE for about 4 years, trying this flashy technique, crashing and burning. Then moving on to some very bogus tutorials, bombing out there and then, as my usual wont, head for the hills full frustration, stupidity, failure and a host of other rubbish.
I'm 75 and still burn with the desire to really learn and use AE. I see it for what it is, a truly magnificent graphics application, full of delights and magic. I WANT to become a professional AE master. And before I go tits up, I will be one.
But I know without question, only you will help me get there through your kind and thoughtful tutorials.
You are blessed Andrew and a great light of knowledge for many of us.
So, to soldier on, let's get to the next tutorial, this time free from anxiety, terror stomach and a new hope I'll learn something useful.
Cheers,
Rory Tate
Re: AE Basics 1: Workspaces in Adobe After Effects
by Jay Zee
Andrew:

(Brother of James!) Let's see, where do I start. Your courses are so well presented, and so well crafted. Your commentary is always so easy to digest and listen to, great speaking/teaching style. You always answering the right questions the viewer would have. Cogent, logical, no wasted words, time. I See a lot of tutorials on the web, and yours are the most enjoyable. Thanks for making both Sony Vegas and AE tutorials. These programs are deep, and you make it so much easier to learn. I have used Vegas for years, but you always seem to help me find new things buried in the program. AE is new for me, but again, you make it worlds easier. Just brilliant, and bravo. Thanks again.

Joseph
Re: AE Basics 1: Workspaces in Adobe After Effects
by Gerald Finkelstein
Greetings Andrew,
I am new to After Effects and found your Basics ! tutorial informative and simplistic for a novice like myself. I look forward to continuing with the series and beyond.
@Gerald Finkelstein
by Andrew Devis
Hi Gerald

Really pleased to hear you're getting on well with the After Effects series. It is a great product and can do so much - it just takes quite a bit of learning as you have found out.

What is really important however is to enjoy the learning process...

All the best
Andrew

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Re: AE ....general
by dany milani
hello Andrew...thank u very much for yr tutorials...you are simply a genius..I keep on listen and listen to them...your diction is perfect!!!...so that I can learn English!!!!

i'd like to ask you where can I find this effect??







thanks
anna
plasticrex@gmail.com
@dany milani
by Andrew Devis
Hi Anna

Thanks for the comment - not so sure about the genius bit, but thanks for the thought :o) (you made my day ;o) )

I had a look at the video and have made a sample project to show how I would do it. There is a bit of an explanation attached which I hope makes sence, otherwise just play with the project and see how you get on.

To replace one of my layers with one of your, select both the layer in the timeline and your asset in the project panel and hold the 'Alt' key while you drag your asset from the project panel on top of the layer in the timeline and this will replace it and respect all effects and animation.

Hope it helps.

all the best and thanks again
Andrew

Here is the link to the example project I made showing how to create this effect. http://f1.creativecow.net/5387/disolve-example-project?uploaded=file

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: AE Basics 1: Workspaces in Adobe After Effects
by Andrew Devis
Thanks Meha
you'll have to let me know how you get on with the series and what else i need to cover.
All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: AE Basics 1: Workspaces in Adobe After Effects
by Meha Pumbay
Thank you, Andrew!!
I have been looking for an understandable tutorial for months!! I'm really looking forward to going through this whole series and then some. :D


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