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How Do I make a graphic spin in Adobe AfterEffects 2014

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I have AfterEffexts CC 2014. I am a total novice with this application. I want to know how to make a jpeg image spin and/or rotate using after effects. I tried youtube but couldn't find anything that described the process in the version I have.

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Hi pcwizz1 this quite complex and you'd need to learn about your Adobe After Effects tools.
What type of image is it? drawn type like cartoon or a photo? of a real life situation?
If it is a cartoon image you could create an animated gif.
Sounds as if you want a 3D effect  which requires duplicating this original into a sequence so that it appears to move.
Animation is the process of creating motion and shape change illusion by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animation
As your a beginner I'll share a video to start you off with it using both photoshop and after effects I believe this is what you want to achieve  animation use that key word.
Animating a Still  using after effects
 Add fake movement to a still and animate moving smoke
• Create a real camera movement with a rack focus
https://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/animating_a_still/
Photoshop Episode 36 - Animating a Still Part 1<< Part 2 is just above it in the list below
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-beginner-classes-with-dennis-radeke/episode-36-animating-a-still-part-1/

this may also help you
After Effects Help /
Effects and animation presets overview
http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/effects-animation-presets-overview.html
Thanks to these marvellous people providing the video guides
Merete
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