In this lesson from David Bode's course, After Effects for Beginners, you'll learn how to get the program ready: all the essential settings and configuration you need to work smoothly and efficiently. As Dave says, this isn't the most exciting lesson, but it might
just be one of the most important lessons in this course. A little bit of preparation now will save you ffom hours of frustration later!
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Catch the rest of this in-depth course with an Envato Elements subscription: learn how to use After Effects from the absolute beginning, working quickly through a series of tutorials. You'll learn professional techniques and start creating great videos—Dave covers all the essentials, including tools, workflows, keyframing, comps and precomping, shapes, masks, and the animation tricks you need to get started.
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For more free After Effects education check out these tutorials:
- VideoAfter Effects vs Premiere Pro: for Motion Graphics and Video EditingMarie Gardiner
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- Video24 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for After EffectsAndrew Childress
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