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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 has more than 25 years of experience in graphic and interactive design,with a unique focus on both design and development. He is a featured speaker at various industry-related conferences, including Adobe MAX, NAB, CreativePro Week, and Keyframes. You can find more of Chris’ events at or watch his courses online at LinkedIn Learning,, Skillshare, CreativeLive,, and Amazon Video.
  • Karthik says:

    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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