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Upgrade Yourself With These On-Demand Softwares - Part 3

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

In part 3 of this series, we will provide you with a list of software that are extremely relevant in today’s society. Take charge of your learning, and help unleash a better version of yourself now!

Singapore’s plug and play business environment serves as a great environment for many businesses to nourish, grow and thrive. With these increasing technological advancements, there has been a greater need to upgrade, and upskill ourselves. In part 3 of this 4-part upskilling series, we will list out 2 commonly used software for designing videos and graphics.

1. Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software. This allows it to be a useful tool for lyric videos and infographics. It can be used for forming 2D and 3D objects, making it an extremely useful animation tool.

What is animation?

Animation, in the traditional sense, refers to the act of drawing frame by frame to frame to form a cohesive whole. Imagine a flipbook that you used when you were young! For an animator, 25 frames (or pictures) per second makes 1 second of animation, making it a motion picture!

What is an animation in After Effects then?

Adobe After Effects builds up from the concept of traditional animation, allowing you to manipulate graphic art and tell a story!

Remember your favourite scene from The Avengers?

This can actually be done using After Effects!

Advantages of using Adobe After Effects:

  1. It can handle any type of complex editing.

  2. One of the fastest software to create 2D and 3D animations.

  3. There are plugins available to allow for more customization to project requirements.

Start your journey of digital animation using Adobe After Effects now!

2. Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. It is extremely simple to use, with embedded photo editors softwares, video makers and logo creators.

Whether it is making a poster, an instastory, a zoom background, Canva has it all. This makes it suitable for all age groups, and for many occasions!!! Most importantly, it is free!

Check out the short video below to learn more about Canva!

Advantages of using Canva:

  1. Free design platform.

  2. They have multiple templates and fonts.

  3. User friendly interface.

Start your Canva Journey now!

Take charge of your own learning and be digitally ready now!

What do you think of the tools that we have suggested? Leave your comments below!

Written by: Tan Hui Ling

Edited by: Alexis Lee

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