I’m a nerd. I watch video tutorials on YouTube for fun that teach me how to draw, design, or use various adobe cc programs because it gets me inspired. As John Green has said, “When people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘You like stuff,’ which is not a good insult at all.” see full quote1. So if you “like stuff” too, then SkillShare is going to be an amazing resource for you.
I’m going to get very personal for a moment here – I suffer from anxiety and depression. I go through periods just about every day where I lose motivation, hope, and my normal positive outlook on life and the future. It’s very hard to find the will to function when all you can think is “what’s the point?”. Anyone who has had to deal with anxiety and depression can relate to the feelings that consume your whole body and eat away at your mind. As you can probably imagine, it’s pretty hard to let your creativity flow when you’re in that state.
So let’s jump forward to much more happy and positive things – because dwelling in the negative isn’t helping anyone.
Let’s be clear here – by “an under appreciated program,” I mean specifically by me. I am nothing short of an Adobe fangirl. I have spent too many hours to count playing around in Photoshop, creating logos in Illustrator, coding websites in Dreamweaver, designing page layouts in InDesign, and editing videos in Premiere. So why is it that I’m just now discovering all of the amazing and fun things you can do with After Effects? Let me take you on a journey of my past week.