Course info
June 5, 2017
1h 31m

Creating hand drawn animations can be time consuming and difficult to pull off correctly. In this course, After Effects CC Paint Tools, you will learn all about the Brush, Clone, Stamp, and Eraser tools. After learning about each of these tools, you'll then know how to create, modify, and animate paint strokes right inside of After Effects. By the end of this course, you'll know the ins and outs of the Paint Tools and be able to create your own hand drawn animations. Software Required: After Effects.

About the author
About the author

Jeff has over 10 years experience working in video production and product management.

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Hi everyone, my name is Jeff Hurd and welcome to my course After Effects CC Paint Tools.

After Effects Paint Tools are an extremely powerful way to create hand drawn type animation. Create a custom brush, a Wacom tablet if you’d like and start drawing. You can even tweak all of the properties and how each brush animates after its already drawn, its a really fun and custom way to animate inside of After Effects.

In this course, we are going to explore all of the paint tools while building an after effects project. We will create and animate hand draw lines, track the motion of a hand moving around the frame, and easily paint out the tracking lines. Then modify and animate paint stroke properties after they’re drawn right inside of After Effects.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • Drawing and animating with The brush tool
  • We’ll remove and replace elements of a video using The clone stamp tool
  • Perform basic tracking inside of AE (After Effects Motion Tracking)
  • Clean up our video and animations with The eraser tool
By the end this course, you’ll know the ins and outs of the Paint Tools and be able to create your own hand drawn animations.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the fundamentals of After Effects CC.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn the After Effects CC Paint Tools, at Pluralsight.