Adobe After Effects Introduction / Intermediate

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Our public scheduled sessions are held in Leatherhead, Surrey and any of our courses can be run as a closed course on your site or on one of ours nationwide.

 

Overview:

Adobe AfterEffects is a powerful software program used for creating special effects for video and

motion graphics. On Aspect Training's After Effects Fundamentals 3 day training course you will learn

all the tools and skills to master this powerful program.

Here to get filmmakers, Web designers, broadcasters, and digital artists of all kinds up to speed on

After Effects CS4—and in time to meet their next deadline—is Aspect Training's After Effects

Fundamentals. Through step-by-step instructions, enhanced by tips, sidebars, and plenty of visual

aids Aspect Training's After Effects Fundamentals will teach delegates how to effectively and

efficiently import and manage footage,…

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Our public scheduled sessions are held in Leatherhead, Surrey and any of our courses can be run as a closed course on your site or on one of ours nationwide.

 

Overview:

Adobe AfterEffects is a powerful software program used for creating special effects for video and

motion graphics. On Aspect Training's After Effects Fundamentals 3 day training course you will learn

all the tools and skills to master this powerful program.

Here to get filmmakers, Web designers, broadcasters, and digital artists of all kinds up to speed on

After Effects CS4—and in time to meet their next deadline—is Aspect Training's After Effects

Fundamentals. Through step-by-step instructions, enhanced by tips, sidebars, and plenty of visual

aids Aspect Training's After Effects Fundamentals will teach delegates how to effectively and

efficiently import and manage footage, view and edit layers, apply effects, animate type, and more.

Delegates will learn about key features with real world examples of how and when features should

be used, including what's new in After Effects CS4: the addition of Imagineer System's Mocha for

Adobe After Effects, which allows users to do motion tracking for difficult shots; the ability to export

rich media compositions from After Effects to Adobe Flash; searchable timelines and projects, plus

easier composition navigation; the ability to import Photoshop 3D layers; independent keyframing of

X, Y, and Z axis positions; the new Cartoon effect for creating an animated look to live footage; and

many more enhancements.

Prerequisites:

This course is aimed at Graphic and Video professionals who need an essential understanding of

video editing, motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from many hands on

projects and tricks learnt on the class. This is an entry-level class so no prior experience of After

Effects is required.

Course Topics:

Getting to know the workflow

Getting started

Creating a project and importing footage

Creating a composition and arranging

layers

Adding effects and modifying layer

properties

Animating the composition

Previewing your work

Optimizing performance in After Effects

Rendering and exporting your

composition

Customizing the workspace

Controlling the brightness of the user

interface

Finding resources for using After Effects

Creating A basic animation using

EFFECTS and PRESETS

Importing footage using Adobe Bridge

Creating the composition

Working with imported Illustrator layers

Applying effects to a layer

Applying an animation preset

Previewing the effects

Adding transparency

Rendering the composition

Animating text

About text layers

Creating and formatting point text

Using a text animation preset

Animating with scale keyframes

Animating using parenting

Animating imported Photoshop text

Animating text using a path animation

preset

Animating type tracking

Animating text opacity

Using a text animator group

Cleaning up the path animation

Animating a nontext layer along a

motion path

Adding motion blur

Exporting to Adobe Flash CS4

Professional

Working with SHAPE layers

Adding a shape layer

Creating custom shapes

Creating stars

Incorporating video and audio layers

Applying a Cartoon effect

Adding a title bar

Using Brainstorm to experiment

Animating A multimedia

presentation

Animating the scenery using parenting

Adjusting an anchor point

Masking video using vector shapes

Keyframing a motion path

Animating additional elements

Applying an effect

Creating an animated slide show

Adding an audio track

Zooming in for a final close-up

Sending the project to reviewers

Animating layers

Simulating lighting changes

Duplicating an animation using the pick

whip

Animating movement in the scenery

Adjusting the layers and creating a track

matte

Animating the shadows

Adding a lens flare effect

Animating the clock

Retiming the composition

Working with masks

About masks

Creating a mask with the Pen tool

Editing a mask

Feathering the edges of a mask

Replacing the content of the mask

Adding a reflection

Creating a vignette

Adjusting the colour

Distorting objects with THE PUPPET

tools

About the Puppet tools

Adding Deform pins

Defining areas of overlap

Stiffening an area

Animating pin positions

Recording animation

Keying

About keying

Creating compositions in Device Central

Changing the background colour

Adding the foreground subject

Using garbage masks

Applying the Colour Difference Key effect

Choking the matte

Removing spill

Adjusting contrast

Adding the background animation

Adding text

Preparing the composition for mobile

devices

Performing colour correction

Adjusting colour balance

Replacing the background

Removing unwanted elements

Correcting a range of colours

Warming colours with the Photo Filter

effect

Rendering and outputting

Creating templates for the rendering

process

Creating templates for output modules

Exporting to different output media

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