Adobe After Effects Training Class

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Adobe After Effects is a powerful software tool for visual effects and motion graphics. You can use After Effects’ tools to create dynamic designs for commercial video and motion picture production to CD-ROM title development. This course will help you to understand the fundamental concepts and features to master the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.

Cost: $1095.00
Register more than a week prior to the class start date to take advantage of our early bird rate of $995.00

To register for this class, click the registration link above or call 215-643-8580 option 3.

Course Outline

Lesson 1
  • Basic Animation
  • Creating folders in the project panel
  • Creating a new composition
  • Importing files and folders
  • Adding layers to the Comp panel
  • Changing the background color
  • Animating position
  • Navigating between keyframes
  • Dragging footage to the Timeline panel
  • Aligning and distributing layers
  • Editing spatial keyframes, motion paths
  • Auto orientation
  • Adding effects
  • Importing layered Photoshop/Illustrator files
  • Rendering
Lesson 2
  • Advanced Animation
  • Working with Adobe Bridge
  • Template Projects
  • Viewing animated properties
  • Graph editor overview
  • Panning and zooming time
  • Editing graph curves
  • Easing animations
  • Editing multiple keyframes
  • Motion sketch
  • Using the smoother
  • Motion Blur
  • Roving Keyframes
  • Time-Reverse Keyframes
  • Anchor Point overview
  • Pan Behind tool
  • Motion control moves
  • Hold keyframes
  • Time display and timecode
Lesson 3  
  • Layer Control
  • Layers and stacking order
  • Moving layers in time
  • Trimming layers
  • Slip editing
  • Sequence Layers assistant
  • Looping footage
  • Image sequences
  • Changing the frame rate
  • Time Stretch
  • Blending Modes
  • Effects and solids
  • Effect motion path
  • Effects & Presets panel
  • Searching for effects
  • Animation presets
  • Behavior presets
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Non-square pixels
Lesson 4  
  • Creating Transparency
  • Rectangular Mask tool
  • Free Transform Points
  • Masking in the Layer panel
  • Mask Feather
  • Animating a Mask Shape
  • Masking with the Pen tool
  • Effecting a mask area
  • Mask Opacity
  • Audio Spectrum effect
  • Alpha Track Matte
  • Effects and track mattes
  • Luma Track Matte
  • Mask shapes
Lesson 5  
  • Type and Music
  • Creating basic text
  • Creating Text Animators
  • Animating text properties
  • Creating cascading text
  • Animating by words
  • Title safe areas
  • Animating text Blur and Tracking
  • Text on a path
  • Rendering with an alpha channel
  • Field rendering
  • Adding sound to a comp
  • Add comp and layer markers
  • Customizing presets
  • Editing Photoshop Text Layers
Lesson 6  
  • Parenting and Nesting
  • Parenting, Nesting, and Expressions
  • Assigning a parent
  • Parenting, opacity, and effects
  • Parenting with Null Objects
  • Using guides
  • Nesting comps
  • Editing precomps
  • Nesting a common source
  • Sizing precomps
  • Locking panels
  • Precompositing a group of layers
  • Render order explained
  • Using precompositing to re-order
Lesson 7  
  • Expressions and Time
  • Using the pick whip to create expressions
  • Altering expressions
  • Stabilizing shadows
  • Looping keyframes
  • The wiggle expression
  • Creating a master controller
  • Converting sound to keyframes
  • Frame blending
  • Pixel motion
  • Stop motion tricks
  • Preserve Frame Rate
  • Creating freeze frames
  • Time Remapping
Lesson 8  
  • 3D Space and Dimension
  • Enabling layers for 3D
  • Moving layers in 3D space
  • 3D rotation and orientation
  • 3D motion paths
  • Camera track and orbit tools
  • 3D lights and Vignettes
  • Animating lights
  • Casting shadows
  • Adding dimension to stills
  • Editing stills for 3D
Lesson 9  
  • Track and Key
  • Creating track points
  • Important tracker options
  • Applying stabilization
  • Fixing bad tracks
  • Tracking interlaced footage
  • Motion tracking
  • Radio Waves effect
  • Applying tracks to effect points
  • Perspective corner pin tracking
  • Bezier Warp effect
  • Working with high-definition footage
  • Keying using the Keylight effect
  • Improving keyed composites
  • Creating garbage mattes
Lesson 10  
  • Using Paint and Vector Paint
  • Basic painting
  • Erasing strokes
  • Paint Channels
  • Paint Blending Modes
  • Brush duration bar
  • Animating strokes
  • Revealing a layer
  • Creating organic textures
  • Tablet settings
  • Cloning
  • Transforming strokes
  • Vector Paint overview
  • Wiggle Control
  • Onion Skin mode
  • Playback modes
Lesson 11  
  • Using Brainstorm
  • Brainstorm with keyframes
  • Puppet Pin tool
  • Animating Puppet pins
  • Puppet Overlap tool
  • Recording Puppet Animation
  • Creating a Shape layer
  • Shape Stroke and Fill settings
  • Editing shapes
  • Multiple shapes
  • Even-Odd Fill
  • Shape Effects
  • Shape Repeater
  • Compound Paths
  • Shape Gradients
  • Shape Pen Paths
  • Advanced Strokes
  • Animating a Stroke

 


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