Melissa Milloway

3 Fun After Effects Tutorials You Can Do In An Evening

One of my goals for the year has been to ramp up my skills in After Effects. I use After Effects to create short animated explainer videos and motion graphics for other projects.

In order to get started in After Effects I took LinkedIn Learning's After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics. I highly recommend going through the essential course or having some experience in After Effects prior to trying the following tutorials.

I decided to go with a coffee theme for all of my examples since I love coffee ❤️☕. Have some fun with your projects and personalize them.

Are you ready? Get started!

I started with one of the easiest tutorials, the Bouncy Animated Text tutorial

Here is my rendition:

caffeine text bouncing

Next I moved onto the Rising and Falling text tutorial

And here is my example:

Did you know? A coffee plant can live up to 200 years

Finally, I finished with this Slot Machine style animation.

Here is my take on it:

a spinning slot machine wheel spinning between the words, tall, grande, and venti

— Mel