Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects CS6 software allows you to deliver cinematic visual effects and motion graphics faster than ever before with the new Global Performance Cache.

In Adobe After Effects - Essentials training course, Participants will learn to extend their creativity with built-in text and shape extrusion, new mask feathering options, and the fast, easy-to-use 3D Camera Tracker.

The Adobe After Effects - Intermediate and Adobe After Effects - Advanced training course is designed for videographers, graphic artists, and animators with basic-level Adobe After Effects experience. Participants will learn on how to incorporate text, graphics, and effects to the movies. Upon completion of After Effects Program, they will have an excellent understanding of the menu and tools in After Effects and be able to perform work with a high level of efficiency.

By attending Adobe After Effects - Essentials workshop, Participants will learn:
  • Motion Graphics, workflow, animation, and other effects
By attending Adobe After Effects - Intermediate workshop, Participants will learn:
  • Parenting
  • Applying Compound Effects
  • Working with Expressions
  • Tracking, Stabilizing, and Keying
  • Using the Roto Brush Tool
  • Compositing Techniques
  • Performing Color Correction
By attending Adobe After Effects - Advanced workshop, Participants will learn:
  • Particles and how to use them effectively
  • Working with 3D
  • Photoshop and After Affects
  • Paint effects
  • Commonly used effects

Adobe After Effects - Essentials
  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Photoshop Essentials
Adobe After Effects - Intermediate
  • Practical working knowledge of computers
  • Photoshop Fundamentals
  • Attending a training on Introduction to Adobe After Effects or equivalent experience
Adobe After Effects - Advanced
  • Practical working knowledge of computers
  • Photoshop Fundamentals
  • Working experience of Adobe After Effects or attending a training on Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects - Essentials Video, animation, and graphics professionals who need a working knowledge of Adobe After Effects CS6.

Adobe After Effects - Intermediate and Adobe After Effects - Advanced Videographers, graphic artists, and animators who are somewhat experienced using Adobe after Effects.


Adobe After Effects - Essentials
(Duration : 3 Days)


Essentials of Motion Graphics

  • RGB Color Model
  • Frame Size
  • Resolution
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio
  • Alpha Channels
  • Frame Rate
  • Time Code
  • Interpreting Footage

Getting to Know the Workflow

  • After Effects
  • Project Panel
  • Timeline Panel
  • Monitor Panel
  • Info Panel
  • Other Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace

Importing Files and Creating Compositions

  • Importing Video Clips
  • Importing Stills
  • Importing a Sequence of Stills (Interpreting)
  • Importing Multilayered Photoshop and Illustrator Files
  • Creating a Composition and Arranging Layers
  • Changing Parameters Globally
  • Previewing Your Work

Creating a Basic Animation

  • Using Animation Presets
  • Position and Anchor Point
  • Animating Position
  • Using the Keyframe Navigators (J and K)
  • Animating Scale, Rotation, and Opacity
  • Keyframe Interpolation
  • Temporal and Spatial Interpolation
  • Auto, Continuous, and Bezier Interpolation
  • Roving in Time


  • Creating a Mask with the Pen Tool
  • Editing a Mask
  • Feathering the Edges of a Mask
  • Replacing the Content of the Mask
  • Mask Interpolation
  • Mask for Position Keyframes
  • Using Masks from Illustrator and Photoshop

Masks for Animation

  • Masks for Position Keyframes
  • Animating a Stroke
  • Using Paths from Illustrator
  • Animating a Signature

Text Basics

  • Text Layers
  • Point Text vs. Text Box
  • Creating and Formatting Text
  • Using a Text Animation Preset

Animating Text Manually

  • Text on a Path
  • Adding Animators
  • Using the Range Selector
  • Adding a Property
  • Adding a Range Selector
  • Using the Wiggly Selector
  • Animating Imported Photoshop Text

Shape Layers

  • Creating Custom Shapes
  • Creating Stars
  • Properties of Shape Layers
  • Adding Effects

Puppet Pin Tool

  • Using the Puppet Pin Tool
  • Animating the Pins
  • Puppet Starch Tool
  • Puppet Overlap Tool

Other Effects

  • Time Remapping
  • Motion Sketch
  • Smoother
  • Wiggler
  • Auto Orient
  • Splitting a Layer
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Effects and Presets Panel

Rendering and Outputting

  • Render Queue
  • Creating Templates for the Rendering Process
  • Creating Templates for Output Modules
  • Exporting to Different Output Media

Adobe After Effects - Intermediate
(Duration : 2 Days)



  • Basics of Parenting
  • Simple Pickwhipping
  • Parenting to a Null
  • Using Parenting for Positioning
  • Using Parenting in Special Effects

Compound Effects

  • Basics of Compound Effects
  • Gradient Wipe
  • Displacement Map
  • Creating Water


  • Introduction to Expressions
  • Simple Pickwhipping
  • Using Expressions to Animate to the Rhythm of Music
  • Adjusting the Expression Direction
  • Adjusting the Expression Parameters
  • Adjusting the Rate of Change
  • Adjusting the Final Value
  • Creating a Loop using Expressions
  • The Wiggle Expression


  • Basics of Tracking
  • Using the Tracker
  • Stabilizing Your Video
  • Tracking and Object
  • Tips for Better Tracking
  • Difficult Tracking


  • Basics of Keying
  • Shooting Techniques for Easier Keying
  • Using Garbage Mattes for Easier Keying
  • Using Keylight
  • Refining the Matte

Using the Roto Brush Tool

  • Using the Roto Brush Tool
  • About Rotoscoping
  • Creating a Segmentation Boundary
  • Fine-Tuning the Matte
  • Creating a Transition from the Full Clip to the Foreground

Compositing Techniques

  • Layer Blending Modes and How to Change Them using Shortcuts
  • Using Track Mattes
  • Precomposing and Nesting

Performing Color Correction

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

Adobe After Effects - Advanced
(Duration : 2 Days)



  • About Particles
  • Particle Playground
  • Particle World
  • Foam
  • Radio Waves
  • Using Particles for Compound Control Layers

3D in After Effects

  • Adding Lights
  • Animating Lights
  • Working with Shadows
  • Working with a Null Object
  • Working with Text in 3D
  • Nesting a 3D Composition
  • Creating a Composite in 3D
  • Adding a Camera
  • Animating the Camera
  • Auto Orient

Photoshop and After Effects

  • Using Vanishing Point
  • Using 3D Objects
  • Editing Stills for 3D
  • Adding Dimension to Stills

Paint Effects

  • Stroke
  • Scribble
  • Write-On
  • Paint


  • Commonly Used Effects
  • Q and A

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