I am just getting started using After Affects (Adobe products in general). I have access to all the software and want to start using and learning some of them.
For my first project, I would like to take a short video of myself (someone) and add a fire effect, lightning from hands etc. I understand there is a lot to learn and to digest.
1. Where do I start? - I have found some tutorials on youtube explaining some steps on how to use after effects. But I have a hard time finding some tutorials explaining step by step (as I have never used this software before).
Any tips and/or pointers would be highly appreciated!
Thank you very much Szalem!
I reckon you saved me countless hours of pain and agony there, thumbs up!
No problem! Some of the resources are a little old (they don't cover, for example, the new previewing architecture in CC 2015), but the basic, underlying principles of how to work with AE are the same. It's a lot better than trying to fumble through a series of unrelated YouTube videos for sure! Glad to help. A solid foundation is essential for enjoying a program as complex and powerful as AE. Welcome to the club!