Adobe After Effects Tutorial: Editing for Beginners

Am 6 Okt 2017 veröffentlicht
- PLEASE READ -
Hey everyone! Welcome to my first tutorial, I apologise in advance for anything that's unclear or anything that has been missed out, but please do utilise the pause button if it is too quick paced.
This is a very BASIC tutorial, meaning I have only covered topics such as important to know features, how to import/export, how to make a composition, how to cut/adjust clips and syncing.
The method I have shown with syncing and cutting is how I do it, a bit in a different order but fairly the same, so you do NOT have to do it this way, my main purpose was to show you how After Effects works.
Tutorials on how to create transitions, effects, how to mask etc. will be coming within the near future, thank you for your patience.

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  • I tried downloading svp for free but no matter what I could never successfully run it because it said svp isn't supported with os mac or sum bs, then I tried to see if people could use AE on mac and I found a legit video where you can download it for free, as a mac user it worked perfectly ( de-tv.net/tv/video-jBvjjbw_Ecc.html ) that's the link for free AE it's legit

    • www.skillshare.com/r/profile/Ashok-Km/1361698

    • Ian Haack why buy it if you can just get it for free?

    • +pepsi max drinking dumbass yes but if u want a new one, for free, u gotta pirate

    • +AZZOS Isn't that internet piracy?

    • +//astro haven why my all effects are locked

  • Wait my audio is like slowing down for some reason. I need help

    • Mine did that, I pressed space and waited for the green bar to go to the end and it worked fine after.

    • Marley Browne press that “speed” and put the duration to x1.5

  • I’m literally about to give up on ae

    • Hai exactly 😭 😭.

    • haiii AND I KNOW LIKE I JUST WANNA MAKE AESTHETIC EDITS WHY SO HARD +jungrose

    • Hai ITS SO CONFUSING , LIKE WTF 😭😭😭😭

    • bangtanftw fucking same

  • Don't you just love it when a tutorial has awesome background music.

  • yall, search up "how to get after effects cc 2017 free" or "how to get after effects cc 2018 free" it's for mac users and it's legit, look at the comments too.

  • Why is it in slow motion?

    • Zennxn so it’s slower and easier to understand for beginners (:

  • when i put the video into the comp and try to play it there isn't any sound and video

  • I have a little problem with the audio.. i put it above everything in the composition box, i put the sound on, but it doesnt play the song. the video is still playing but the audio not. Can you help me please?

  • this is a straightforward and simple tutorial ~ thank you so much!!

  • tysm!! you help me a lot. plus your tuto is good for non-english speaker. it's kinda easy to understand x)

  • What packs do you need to edit and how much is it?

    • Sleepy yes please My insta is (@lgb.angel) if you can send it on there!

    • Charlotte Rose I got the sapphire plugin for free. It’s pretty great I can give you the link if you want?? You won’t get a virus either. my laptop scanned it and it worked just fine. but I also have a anitivirus software so-

    • Charlotte Rose omg the sapphire pluggin is so expensive, although there are many tutorials on how to get it for free!!! but it’s 485 annually and like 1685 to buy it.

    • CheesyCream I’m aware but I just heard people talking about sapphire plugin and I thought you needed to pay for it :)

    • CheesyCream you still need to buy packs 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • I honestly dont have patience with ae bc it glitches and no its not my computer I just hate the fact I have to wait at least 10 mins for me to see the review of my tranistion (not even kidding) its annoying even if I follow every tutorial out there

    • Meiphoria Editing if you’re unhappy with the program, simply don’t use it. There are still a fair few others you can use :)

    • Meiphoria Editing if you’re unhappy with the program, simply don’t use it. There are still a fair few others you can use :)

  • Okay I admit it, I muted this video and opened 009 Sound System Dreamscape in another tab. Judge me.

  • Cute cut isnt that far from abobe after effects

    • it kinda is

    • They're both great video editing programs to use, both with their unique features and abilities, up to you to decide which one you want to work with :)

  • so, how do you download ae, ik it costs money monthly or yearly ? I want to get it but I don’t know how expensive it will be and what pack to get , etc

    • //astro haven does it make your computer/laptop lag or become slow ???

    • //astro haven what video did you watch? :3

    • I don't pay, I get a crack from youtube, it's quite expensive to pay as it is monthly, especially if you don't have the money there to spend.

  • I could do fucking better on imovie

    • you really can’t but go off I guess

    • Go for it then, no need to throw profanity about it :)

  • Name of the last song?

  • can someone explain the differnce between the ae cc 2017 and the ae cc 2018

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  • God knew i would be to powerful if i knew what i was doing

  • 2019🙋🏻‍♀️

  • Haha jokes on you my autistic ass still sucks ass at it

  • THANK U SM

  • i just downloaded after effects and i was literally confusion but now it makes more sense lmao. tysm for this video

  • what do u do if ur video is vertical &’ not horizontal

  • Ty this was very straight forward and it helped me

  • HELP ME!! i can't see the black boarder surrounding !!!

    • then your video is probably already the correct size

  • This helped a lot thank you sm

  • Tysm

  • whenever i import a video into after effects it always turns out green can somebody please help?

  • can we import pictures instead of videos?

  • do more tutorials

  • Dose this work on acre chrombook?

    • MLG Michael rip 😭😭😭😭😭 I

    • I don't think you can run after effects on a Chromebook

  • Great Tutorial! very easy and straight forward

  • Did you buy the single app for after effects?

    • You can get it free just look up a tutorial

    • you dont buy it its a monthly plan pay thing

  • Awesome work. Thanks for the tutorial

  • thanks man great basic tutorial I'm a bit new to this

  • thank you! this was super helpful!!

  • when i put the audio in it would slow down and then speed up and it sounds disoriented so if anyone can help

    • Kat it still did it☹️

    • maria luiza their video does this when you play the video because your pc is rendering the video if you stop it and play it back from what you rendered it will sound normal even when you finish the project everything will be normal

    • Maybe ur frame rate is on 29.97 and it should be on 60. Mine did this thing when it would be soo super fast and that fixed it. Maybe this will help!🧡

    • maria luiza same for me

  • When I import the video it doesn’t show on the screen

    • Komorebi I know I messed up and I got it working

    • Keegan Cole you have to drag it off the imported at the top left

  • how do u get ur music

  • i only have like, one problem. when it comes to moving the clips on the beat, I can't really do that because whenever i pause the song to move the clip to where the beat is, it moves to the beginning all over again and my edits end up coming out off beat so please help lmao.

    • rose kth another way to get it if it’s going back so press the down arrow on the audio in your timeline and keep going till you see the audio spectrum and play the song and you’ll notice each spike is the bump so just pause it go through and add markers to each bump to add markers there’s little arrow on the far right on your time line hope this helped in another way

    • rose kth ahaha thats okay, you don’t want to look at the audio settings, this has to do with the playback, but you can click into any of those settings and it’ll be fine, a window will just pop up, thats where the actual settings are located. However, you’re going to want to go into the ‘preview’ or ‘video preview’ settings

    • +//astro haven ;;, i just looked, there's one that says "audio hardware" and "audio output mapping," i'm scared to click on one of them hehe

    • +//astro haven thank yooou!! <3

    • rose kth i believe theres a switch to change it in your playback settings, check through the after effects preferences and look through it (i forgot the exact name of the setting to change but it’ll be pretty self explanatory)

  • even tho i dont got mac this helped e so much im 100% subscribing

  • was trying to edit with this tutorial and my ae keeps freezing then when i go through it and it goe good then the audio slows down alot and then it ust sounds super weird then ae freezes anyone help?

    • _xSophie first what type of pc do you own because after effects isn’t meant for everyday computers you have to have a minimum of 8gb of ram and even that’s not enough for me so you’d need a pc with 16gb of ram in order to have no problems in freezing and slowing

  • this seems so easy for ppl but i stil dont understand e=ugh i hate ae but i wanna edit more

  • im watching this but i dont have a mac is this mac version different from windows/pc versions?

  • Am I the only one who uses a windows pc to make edits? lmao :(

    • +DankZkittles ;;, i'm using it too, but i'm struggling with it so much ahh

    • +ChrisMatrix Meme Do you know anything about OS and components? I doubt so

    • nah mate

    • You're in luck. Windows's the best :)

    • Baby Izuku ahahah i actually use pc now, i have been for almost a year, mac or pc are both fine to use as long as you meet the standard requirements need in a computer/laptop for after effects to run well

  • how do you remove background music from shows or movies?

    • Kat yeah thats removing the sound completely, theres also a sound switch to do that too, but i think this person wants to remove music but leave vocals

    • //astro haven no its actually pretty easy ur going to click L once and then put -100db and it will completely remove the audio!

    • Ella Sawal that you would have to do in another program, after effects is used for visual effects and editing, not audio

  • what font are you using when explaining the steps? idk i just like the font lmao

    • +//astro haven thank you

    • kayla i think it’s called ‘congratulations’

  • what font r u using lol

  • How do you import .mov (screen recordings) into after effects, it only works if I don’t change the length

  • This really helped thank you!!

  • If my laptop doesn’t meet the ae requirement can I not use it? I have the application downloaded on my laptop but it keeps crashing and going super slow. Did I waste my money on buying it?

    • EmoExe thank u!

    • sope me id like to state though buying a computer that meets after effects requirements is not cheap and very expensive as you’d want about 16gb of ram and most computes such like that are meant for gaming unless your using it for this then you can build one yourself at a fairly much cheaper price than buying a new laptop for video editing bc video editing laptops cost around $1000 and if you build a pc just for video editing then you’re looking around $600

    • sope me no you don’t have to buy it again, just log into your adobe account on the adobe cloud program where you downloaded after effects off and you’re good, what you payed for is all linked up to the account you created.

    • //astro haven would I be able to get a new laptop and transfer the app to that? Or would I have to buy it again,,,,

    • sope me the hard answer to that is yes, unless you get a computer thats more compatible, using ae will be hard, almost impossible to use.

  • can you show how to do transitions for editing?

  • HIII thank you for this video, i'm a new ae editor... and, this has been really useful to me! It is the unique video that made me understand the basics, thank you so much!!💜 (if u want to see some videos of mine, i'm @kmtaehynq on instagram; thank you again~)

  • whenever i open up scale, it wont show the numbers beside scale, it just says scale, can anyone help?

  • i have no sound tf.?

    • Waleed _12 Maybe you dont have quicktime installed

  • Great Video...I am taking longer then I expected to get to grip/grasp how much stuff there is in AE, and also how to use it

  • It's all choppy will it be fixed when I render it?

  • Hey thanks alot 😁

  • quick question, how do i fit my images/videos but not have them be blurry??

    • Mayra Marquez well it depends on your image/video resolution if it’s close to bad you won’t have much of a problem just right clicking and pressing scale to comp and when it renders it will be perfect but if you have a image/video lower than 720p it’ll look terrible and there’s not much you can do

  • this is one of the few tutorials i actually understand lmao thank you so much!

  • for no talking, the vid actaully explains lol

  • how do you import videos for your edit on your pc

    • I use savefrom.net then i go to my gallery and its there

    • Eva Chambie youtube to mp3

    • +Mayra Marquez ok thanks! and the music?

    • if its from youtube, copy the link, search up “youtube to mp4” and then do what it says. if it jumps to a new tab close it bc its a virus. then it will ask what/where you want to save it. and boom done!

    • Ava Apple i’m screen recording but its kinda sucks and it looks ugly

  • This is a very helpful tutorial! Now i can understand some of Ae's settings

  • I can't figure out how to get my music that I put in to be MP3, because at the moment it won't play any sound. This is a very helpful video. :)

    • Dont know if you still have the problem but it might be bc you dont have quicktime installed

    • AE is very slow when it comes to rendering. Your music is most likely there, it's just the software is having a hard time playing it because it's doing other things as well. In the corner where your play buttons are it might say in red that it is not playing in real time, meaning it is there, you just can't here it. I usually play it a few times and wait for the software to catch up and it should eventually play.

  • When I put in the photos it was very blurry and I can't fix

    • Have you tried rendering it? What pixel size are the photos?

  • When i render, it says that i need "an output". help?

  • I dont understand AE better than sony, but I think that AE are better :((

  • when i try to playback the video I’m working on, the audio and video starts slowing down a lot. how do i stop this?

    • +p0ok1e LMAO i got that too

    • editsatitsfinest omg thank you so much i almost had a panic attack lmaooo

    • that's normal, its rendering the edit. when you render the edit, it will be normal:)

  • whata the name of the song that starts at 6:58

    • Imagination by Shiloh dynasty I think.

  • Thank you!! I was very confused because it looked really confusing, but you made this way easier for me, thanks again!

  • this is really helpfull, thank you !

  • This was actually really helpful thanks

  • All this could have first been done In premier pro then link it to after effects (dynamic link) for specialized effects. After effects is not really suited for heavy trimming of clips. Premier pro is made for easy editing workflow. After effects is so tedious for simple cuts and such.

  • ive been watching tutorials for the past week. Every tut called for begginers assumed that I knew all the words and what everything was. This is different! THIS IS **INSANELY** HELPFUL! I cant wait to start learning more about the software, as I have mastered Photoshop, I plan to become a pro at this aswell! Thanks! PS make more vids like this PLEASE

  • imma keep using Video Star....

  • HO FUCKIMG SHIT THATS TOO MUCH WORK

  • I used a screen recording of an audio as my music , is there a way I can detach the audio from the video ? That way it’ll be just audio and I can put it over my edit

    • Yes. You can use timbre on android

    • use a video to mp3 converter. even tho i add the video to my composition and it doesn´t have audio, i have tried with and without making it to mp3

  • bro thank you so much for this i was crying in frustration but now I can get a better grasp of the software. God bless!

  • When i tried importing the episodes of my anime, it kept saying they were not supported or something? But they were both .mp4 files?

    • Hoshi Chan you’ll need to change it from mp4 to .mov first :3

  • only if i had my own computer 😪

  • I fucking love you

  • great tutorial! i just downloaded ae yesterday and this helped me so much.

    • can you send me the link to download ae for free

    • No it doesn’t change anything, but usually people on mac render from just ae while ppl on pc would usually render off encoder, i use pc now i have to do that, because ae on pc doesn’t have the option to render out in a mp4 format, which is the format you would need for the edit to be able to open on your phone. You can’t upload to insta off your computer, edits with better quality than others is because of the colouring they use in the edit and the quality of the clips themselves, don’t use colourings that are too intense in regards of the colour, brightness and darkness.

  • im getting to distracted by the jamms

  • Im on the 2018 version, how do I make it to the 2017 version?

    • Idk ?!?! Try having 2019 it just keeps getting worse like I’d rather own CS6 than any of these bc it’s just much simpler and they got rid of the H.246 render file in 2019 so you have to own media encoder to get a small file size now

    • +//astro haven 2018 version sucks...

    • Idk ?!?! Any reason u want to use 2017?

  • my audio won’t work can you pls help me?

  • Thanks for the video! It was so useful, and really helped me navigate the program! I had a small question though: When I import an hour video in to search for parts, it’s kind of hard to move them to the front of the composition. Also, sometimes they get messed up and show different clips instead of the one I chose. Is there an easier way to move those 1 or 2 second clips to the beginning? Thank you!

  • I love to edit videos but ae is super confusing for me and you helped SO MUCH tytytytyt

  • The only thing abt ae is that's it'll always be confusing to me no matter what I do. Ive just been using fcpx for a while but I kinda wanna use this...

    • Randomcommenting36 nothing is impossible to learn, and i don’t say that lightly, it might take longers for others but it’s always possible to get the hang of it either way, if you put in enough patience and time you’ll be fine, up to you though to be able to do so. If you really want to learn this program, you’ll have the motivation to keep at it, if not just stick to fcpx if thats comfortable for you.

  • when i drop my music to the comp its like mute, i tried with another one thinking the first audio was the problem but it was the same :(

  • Im deciding whether to get the bronze thing on video star or if I should get this

  • 7:04 what song please!!!!

  • good tutorial

  • how do you download video clips from youtube? i used savefromnet but the videos always appear as a blank green screen or the file is "unsupported". i downloaded quick time player, but the clips still pop up as green.

    • egg i usually use websites that i search as ‘youtube to mp4’ and it works fine, make sure when you’re downloading them they’re in a mp4 format

  • WOLF CHILDREN!! nice taste also ur choice of music is literally like min

  • The video linked in the pinned comment has been taken down

  • how did you get it on your mac ?

    • +//astro haven go to getintopc.com

    • Ally Washburn the same way the pinned comment said, if it’s taken down i can’t help, you can always try searching for others on youtube

  • My graph is hella small and werid help?

    • I’m gonna try it Rn

    • Dovey try using the plus and minus keys on your keyboard to zoom in and out on your composition box

  • oh my gooosh thank you for making this video It helped a l o t!!