After Effects Beginner Tutorial: Guru Lesson 2 (Effects and Keyframes)

In this After Effects guru lesson you learn how to apply effects to layers. We create an amazing lightning effect but the concepts you learn appy to any other effects, too. You also learn the basic concept of keyframes that allows to animate any property in After Effects over time.

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1:15 Applying effects
14:13 Working with keyframes

The Guru Lessons are a free AE tutorial series for beginners. Step by step the videos teaches you all the basics you need to get started. The guru lessons make learning the basics fun. Already in the first tutorials you create amazing effects. You can also download the After Effects project for each lesson.
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