It takes someone that has never used After Effects and has little experience with Photoshop Layers, masks and filters or Illustrator layers about 2 days of concentrated study to learn how to create something original with After Effects. AE does come with a fair amount of free templates and presets that will help help you get started. Even purchasing a template requires that you spend a few hours learning the UI and how to render your footage. Video production is complex and there are rules that you have to follow to end up with a usable product that looks good. The best think I can suggest is that you Start here: Basic Workflow
If you want to start learning After Effects after you have gone through the basics I suggest that you make a plan, learn the UI, Layers, Blending Modes and read up on compositing and motion graphic design. All of the Intros that I saw in your sample video were frankly, really boring and unoriginal. I didn't see anything that would establish you as a creative person. There's a lot more to effective design and branding than just throwing your name into a template.
Thank you Rick for the help and honesty.
I have been through the basic workflow as well other Adobe examples and youtube instructions and I cant seem to get a usable product.
Is there anywhere online that I can get help from someone experienced? I've called Adobe and Im not sure they offer help like I need.
Once you have done and understood the Tutorials and done some (lots of) practice...you have to come up with a design idea.
That cant be taught to you. ( and certainly not in a few minutes)
Draw a design and work backwards to see how you get there overtime with animation, motion , fx ..etc...
Its a creative visualisation followed up and achieved by the technicality of the application (AEFX)
Thank you guys for all the help. No shortcuts is clear enough. I will make this happen.
Get a free template and play with it so as you get some idea of how it was built is a good way to get some experience.
There are plenty of great tutorials around.
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