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3.3 Growth Animations and Fade Effects in After Effects

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create the third Instagram Story Template scene transition to end your Instagram Story, featuring subtle growth animations and fade effects in After Effects.

1.Introduction
1 lesson, 00:56

1.1
Introduction
00:56

2.How to Use Instagram Story Templates From Envato Elements
1 lesson, 09:22

2.1
How to Use Instagram Story Templates From Envato Elements
09:22

3.How to Create an Animated Instagram Story Template
3 lessons, 38:28

3.1
Horizontal and Rotational Animations in After Effects
11:31

3.2
Zoom Animations in After Effects
11:50

3.3
Growth Animations and Fade Effects in After Effects
15:07


3.3 Growth Animations and Fade Effects in After Effects

Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Instagram Story Templates course. In this lesson, we'll go through how to create, our third and final scene transition, that you can use for your Instagram story. So let's start by, duplicating, our Scene 02, by pressing Ctrl D in the project panel. And then let's move the scene, the new composition, to Scene 03. And let's open that up. Close our Scene 02 comp. And let's rename this Scene 04 to Scene 03. So, right click on that, go to Composition Settings, and then let's rename this Scene 03, like so. Next let's go ahead and remove all the layers here. So let's delete all the layers here. And let's go ahead and move our next video into the scene, like so. And we want to pre-compose this, so let's go ahead and right click pre-compose. And we want to rename this into Vid 04. And from there, let's go ahead and move Vid 04 into the edit folder of Scene 03. And we want to open this up and make sure that we're in the correct place, or we want the video to look exactly how we want it in our Instagram story. So making sure it fits in our composition exactly like what we did in the previous lessons. So in this case, everything seems to be okay. So let's go back to Scene 03. In fact, let's move the leg so that it starts in the middle of the scene, like so, cool. So now once we've done that, the next thing we want to do, is we want to add a little bit of a zoom bounce effect. So let's move forwards to about to about 111, like so, and create a new key frame for scale. And then let's move forwards to 121, and let's scale the image up to about 115%, like so. And then move forward to 211, like so. And create another scale keyframe, and then move forward to 221. And then let's scale it back down to 100%. Select all the keyframes, and then let's go ahead and right click keyframe assistant, Easy Eease. And now, if we scrub backwards and forwards, you'll see we've got this expansion, and then back down again. So it's just a nice subtle animation to end our Instagram story with, awesome. Now with all three of our scenes finished, let's go ahead and put them all together into our final render comp. So let's go ahead and close this here, like so. And we want to create a new composition here, so let's go ahead and go to Composition, New composition, and let's rename this Final Render, like so. And now let's go ahead and drag all of our scenes into this render. So let's open up Scene 01, and select Scene 01 here, drag that in. Open up Scene 02, drag Scene 02 in. And then open up Scene 03 and drag that in here as well. So let's hide the first two scenes, and I'm just going to move forward into our Instagram story, so we can see where the animation is starting, where we want our transitions to be. So at about, let's say, three seconds. Let's go ahead and move our Scene 02 to three seconds, open that up. In fact let's time this up a little bit. So let's move it here, where they're both about roughly the same point in the video, like so. So just play this, just to see how it looks. And then let's move forward, keep moving forward to see how our animation is going. And then let's say at about seven seconds, let's transition to the last part of our animation, which is Scene 03. Cool. And then we can end it at 10 seconds, like so. In fact, let's move this forwards a little bit. And from there, we can click on the play preview button to see what that Instagram story looks like. Cool. So you can see how all of our scenes are now working together to create a nice 10 second Instagram story. Excellent, so everything is transitioning well together. What we can do for our third scene is we can add a nice fade in effect here, just to make the transition a little bit smoother. So let's open up our Scene 03. Go to transform, and let's create a keyframe for opacity. And let's move the opacity all the way down to zero, like so. And then at around, let's say, a few frames forwards, let's make the opacity 100%. So now if we play between the two scenes, we can actually make that a little bit smoother by bringing it out a bit. You can see we've got a nice fade in effect for our next scene, awesome. So now everything is transitioning nice and smoothly. So once you're happy with the final animation of your Instagram story, we can start to add some final touches to our design as well. So let's go ahead and import some designs from Photoshop. So I go to File, Import File, and let's import some layers from Photoshop. So let's import the first one here. Keep edits for layer styles, click OK. And we can go ahead and open up our Scene 01 here. And let's make a new folder and call it PSDs, and move our first PSD inside here. And we can click and drag that on top of our Instagram story. And you can see we've got this nice design for our first scene. And we can even animate these layers as well. So let's go ahead and double click into our Photoshop layers. And let's open up our first layer, which is squares. And let's make a keyframe for position, and let's go forward to about five seconds. And then just using our selection tool here, let's move the squares a little bit, like so, just to add a subtle movement animation. And we can do the same with the text as well. So let's go to transform and create a keyframe for position, at five seconds, and another keyframe at the beginning. And then at five seconds, let's go ahead and move our text, like so. And then you can see we've got this nice movement here. You can see when we go back to Scene 1, they're moving along with our animation as well, cool. Now let's go ahead and go back to the final render, and we can do the same for our final scene, which is Scene 03. So double click on Scene 03, and let's import our next design, so Import File. Go to our next design here, import that, and let's move the next design into PSD folder as well. And let's move that on top of our Vid 04. You can see we've got this new design here. Open up 02, and let's go ahead and make some subtle animations for this as well. So for the shop, the collection, let's open up the transform and let's change, instead of position, let's make a keyframe for scale. So let's scale this up a little bit. So at five frames, let's scale this to about 105%, so we've got this nice sutle movement here. And for the Swipe Up, let's go ahead and make a bounce effect for the swipe. So let's open up the transform. Create a position key frame at the zero point, at the beginning of our timeline. And let's go ahead and move this Swipe Up down, so it's at the bottom of our composition. And then at about, let's say at about three frames, at the third second mark, let's move this up. In fact, let's create a keyframe for three seconds first. And then let's move this up slightly. At about 305. And then move a little bit forward in the timeframe. Move it down again. And a few frames further forward, move it up again. And a few frames forward, move it down again. So we're going to have this bouncy effect for this Swipe Up. So we'll go up, down, up down, like so. And then just smooth it all out. Just highlight all of these keyframes here, right click, KeyFrame Assistant, Easy Ease. And then just preview the animation so that you're happy with it. So let's preview this, like so. And we just want to make it a little bit smoother, so let's move that keyframe a little bit forwards, like so, cool. So, we've got this nice little bounce effect for the Swipe Up. And then if we go back to the final render, so, if we preview this, you can see where the animation is gonna pop up and you can see it's a little bit too late. So, let's go back to Scene 03, and move our composition forward slightly, for our design. And then go back to the final render and then click play again. And just see where this is going to pop up, so that's a little bit better. So it comes up quite early, and we can see the rest of our Instagram story animation. Now another thing I've noticed is that our design just removed itself quite abruptly at this point here. So we can do is we can also create a nice fade in effect for Scene 02 as well. So let's open up our Scene 02 comp, create an opacity keyframe here, and then move forward a little bit, and then make that opacity back down to zero, like so. So in fact, this should be the other way around. So let's go back to the opacity keyframe, at the beginning of Scene 02, make that zero, and then at about two seconds here, let's make that 100. So now we've got this nice transition, so it should be smoothly, smooth out here, like so. And then the same here, excellent. And you can always adjust where the design comes in as well. So I just noticed it's a little bit too quick. So let's play that again. And now you can see there's a little bit more time before the button pops up, excellent. So we've got some nice designs, and some nice transitions for our videos, and a nice Swipe Up button. So we've got a nice call to action for our Instagram story, excellent. Next, let's add some music to our composition. So go to File, Import File, go to where your music file is located, select it, import, and then just simply click and drag the track into your scene, like so. And all we have to do now is click on the play preview button to have a look at it. And there we have it, a completed Instagram story we've created from scratch. I had a lot of fun creating this course, so thanks for watching. Good luck creating your own Instagram stories and I'll see you next time on Tuts+.

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