Chris Converse

After Effects for Designers

Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

You may not think of it as a “design” app, but After Effects works just like InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop! In fact, aside from a few naming differences, After Effects has all the same panels, including Layers, Links, and Smart Objects. And the best part is… if you know how to use Photoshop, you already know the basics of After Effects.

In this session, we’ll explore quick-and-easy techniques to create jaw-dropping graphics for any design project, including:

  • Removing colors from a photograph
  • Generating editorial graphics for blogs and social media
  • Creating amazing lighting effects within a photo
  • Generating unique textures that can be used in any design project — from presentations to repeating backgrounds for web pages