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Learning After Effects

InDesign Magazine Issue 132: After EffectsThis article appeared in Issue 132 of InDesign Magazine.

How to create attention-grabbing content with After Effects and InDesign

As humans, we’re hardwired to notice objects in motion. Things that move instantly become interesting to us. Eons ago this trait helped our early ancestors avoid danger and stay alive. Today, designers are using motion graphics to promote the latest products, trends, and politics on social media. In this article you’ll learn how to use After Effects to put your InDesign assets in motion as you walk through creating a compelling promotional ad for a social media channel.

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Chris Converse

Chris Converse

Chris Converse has over 25 years’ experience in graphic and interactive design, with a unique focus on both design and development. Chris possesses development skills across such languages as PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and AngularJS, making his design execution optimal across various media. Chris is also a featured speaker at various industry-related conferences, including the Adobe MAX, NAB, and CreativePro Week. Watch his step-by-step courses online at LinkedIn Learning,, Skillshare, CreativeLive,, or on Amazon Video. Find more of Chris’ events at
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2 Comments on “Learning After Effects

  1. Hi,
    I am really interested in this Adobe After Effect with InDesign, before purchasing this issue, i want to know whether its learning basic of After Effect or is it creating banners in InDesign and later make use of After Effect on it.

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