Question: How to learn Adobe After Effects?
There is several way to learn AE and here is some links that we recomend you
www.videocopilot.net (amazing tutorials) star here http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/
www.creativecow.net (this guys are THE BRAINS. Just take a look some of the tutorials for beginers)
http://ae.tutsplus.com (here you can learn lots of process)
www.motionworks.com.au (this are good too)
or if you want to purchase some online training I recommend you
But!!! you have to take care about this simple rules:
1- Go step by step.
After Effects has few tools and an amazing bunch of procedures.
Go ahead tool by tool and process by process.
2- Do not get carried with the effects stuff
After Effects has amazing effects but if you use them often sooner or later your work
will have just effects. Don't fall on this.
3- Open your eyes
There are lots of site where you can learn just seeing other artist's works .
Try with VIMEO just to start.
4- Make sketchs before open the AE.
Some time is better start all over again than modify your project.
To prevent this you have to make quick sketches to find the best way to make your animation.
5- The most importand rule HAVE FUN WITH AE!!!!
You will expend lots of hours learning and making stuff with this program
to make it worthwhile just enjoy what you are doing or do any thing else.
I hope this could help you.