Adobe After Effects

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3 days - $1,895

Adobe After Effects is a popular and powerful software program used for creating motion graphics and visual effects. It allows designers and editors to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D spaces with numerous built-in tools and third party plug-ins. This course will thoroughly prepare the participant for integrating After Effects into animation sequences or an editorial workflow to greatly enhance creativity.
Course taught by an expert Adobe Certified Instructor.

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This course will thoroughly prepare the participant for integrating After Effects into animation sequences or an editorial workflow to greatly enhance creativity.

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  • Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • Adobe After Effects Workflow

    • Creating a Project & Importing Footage
    • Creating a Composition & Arranging Layers
    • Adding Effects & Modifying Layer Properties
    • Animating the Composition
    • Previewing Work & Optimizing Performance
    • Rendering & Exporting your Composition
    • Customizing the Workspace
    • Controlling the Brightness of a User Interface
    • Using Dynamic Link with Adobe Premiere Pro

    Creating a Basic Animation

    • 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 & Formatting Point Text
    • Using 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 Non-Text layer along a Motion Path
    • Adding Motion Blur
    • Exporting as a Template for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X or Avid Media Composer

    Working with Shape Layers

    • Adding a Shape Layer
    • Creating Custom Shapes
    • Incorporating Video & Audio Layers
    • Applying a Cartoon Effect
    • Adding a Title Bar
    • Using Brainstorm to Experiment

    Animating a Multimedia Presentation

    • Animating Scenery Using Parenting
    • Anchor Point Adjustments
    • Masking Video using Vector Shapes
    • Keyframing a Motion Path
    • Animating Additional Elements
    • Applying an Effect
    • Creating an Animated Slide Show
    • Adding an Audio Track

    Animating Layers

    • Simulating Lighting Changes
    • Duplicating an Animation Using the Pick Whip
    • Animating Movement in Scenery
    • Adjusting Layers and Creating a Track Matte
    • Animating the Shadows
    • Adding a Lens Flare Effect
    • Animating the Clock
    • Retiming the Composition

    Working With Masks

    • Creating a Mask with the Pen Tool
    • Editing a Mask
    • Feathering the Edges of a Mask
    • Replacing the Content of a Mask
    • Adding a Reflection
    • Creating a Vignette
    • Adjusting the Color

    Animating with Puppet tools and Character Animator

    • Deform Pins
    • Defining Areas of Overlap
    • Stiffening an Area
    • Animating Pin Positions
    • Character Animator Layer Naming Conventions
    • Recording Animation

    Performing Color Correction

    • Adjusting Color Balance
    • Replacing the Background
    • Removing Unwanted Elements
    • Correcting a Range of Color
    • Warming Colors with the Photo Filter Effect

    Using 3D Features

    • Animating 3D objects
    • Adding Reflections to 3D Objects
    • Animating a Camera
    • Adjusting a Layer Timing
    • Using 3D Lights
    • Adding Effects
    • Adding a Motion Blur
    • Previewing the Entire Animation
    • Using Cinema 4D and other Third Party Applications with AfterEffects

    Working with 3D Camera Tracking

    • 3D Camera Tracker Effect
    • Tracking Footage
    • Creating a Camera and the Initial Text
    • Creating Realistic Shadows
    • Adding Ambient Light
    • Creating Additional Text Elements
    • Locking a Layer to a Plane with a Null Object
    • Animating the Text
    • Adjusting the Camera‚Äôs Depth of Field

    Advanced Editing Techniques

    • Using Motion Stabilization
    • Using Single-Point Motion Tracking
    • Using Multipoint Tracking
    • Creating a Particle Simulation
    • Retiming Playback Using the Timewarp Effect

    Using Expressions

    • Creating Expressions to Link Settings
    • Creating Looping and Ping-pong Animations

    Rendering and Outputting

    • Creating Templates for the Rendering Process
    • Creating Templates for Output Modules
    • Exporting to Different Output Media
    • Adobe After Effects Workflow
    • Creating a Basic Animation
    • Animating Text
    • Working with Shape Layers
    • Animating a Multimedia Presentation
    • Animating Layers
    • Working With Masks
    • Animating with Puppet tools and Character Animator
    • Performing Color Correction
    • Using 3D Features
    • Working with 3D Camera Tracking
    • Advanced Editing Techniques
    • Using Expressions
    • Rendering and Outputting