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Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects 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, attendees will learn to create rich compositions with video, Photoshop, Illustrator and other files. Create advanced text effects, video blending, keying effects and track mattes. Learn basic through advanced animation techniques that make After Effects an unrivaled motion graphics toolset.

In Adobe After Effects - Intermediate training course, you will learn to enhance your motion editing and compositing. You will learn how to create more complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application.

In Adobe After Effects - Advanced training course, you will learn to explore advanced techniques used by professionals to create motion graphics and video effects for real-world applications. Learn about advanced 3D kinetic typography and infographic techniques, expressions, audio and linking vision to audio, and much more.

By attending Adobe After Effects - Essentials workshop, attendees will learn:
  • Motion Graphics, workflow, animation, and other effects
By attending Adobe After Effects - Intermediate workshop, attendees 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, attendees 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
  • Strong working knowledge of Mac or Windows.
Adobe After Effects - Intermediate
  • Attend a training on Adobe After Effects - Essentials or equivalent practical experience
Adobe After Effects - Advanced
  • Attend a training on Adobe After Effects - Intermediate or equivalent practical experience

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

For Adobe After Effects - Intermediate and Adobe After Effects - Advanced: Videographers, Graphic Artists and Animators who are somewhat experienced using Adobe after Effects.

COURSE AGENDA

Adobe After Effects - Essentials
(Duration : 3 Days)

1

Essentials of Motion Graphics

  • RGB Color Model
  • Frame Size
  • Resolution
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio
  • Alpha Channels
  • Frame Rate
  • Time Code
  • Interpreting Footage
2

Getting to Know the Workflow

  • After Effects
  • Project Panel
  • Timeline Panel
  • Monitor Panel
  • Info Panel
  • Other Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace
3

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
4

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
5

Masks

  • 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
6

Masks for Animation

  • Masks for Position Keyframes
  • Animating a Stroke
  • Using Paths from Illustrator
  • Animating a Signature
7

Text Basics

  • Text Layers
  • Point Text vs. Text Box
  • Creating and Formatting Text
  • Using a Text Animation Preset
8

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
9

Shape Layers

  • Creating Custom Shapes
  • Creating Stars
  • Properties of Shape Layers
  • Adding Effects
10

Puppet Pin Tool

  • Using the Puppet Pin Tool
  • Animating the Pins
  • Puppet Starch Tool
  • Puppet Overlap Tool
11

Other Effects

  • Time Remapping
  • Motion Sketch
  • Smoother
  • Wiggler
  • Auto Orient
  • Splitting a Layer
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Effects and Presets Panel
12

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)

1

Parenting

  • Basics of Parenting
  • Simple Pickwhipping
  • Parenting to a Null
  • Using Parenting for Positioning
  • Using Parenting in Special Effects
2

Compound Effects

  • Basics of Compound Effects
  • Gradient Wipe
  • Displacement Map
  • Creating Water
3

Expressions

  • 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
4

Tracking/Stabilizing

  • Basics of Tracking
  • Using the Tracker
  • Stabilizing Your Video
  • Tracking and Object
  • Tips for Better Tracking
  • Difficult Tracking
5

Keying

  • Basics of Keying
  • Shooting Techniques for Easier Keying
  • Using Garbage Mattes for Easier Keying
  • Using Keylight
  • Refining the Matte
6

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
7

Compositing Techniques

  • Layer Blending Modes and How to Change Them using Shortcuts
  • Using Track Mattes
  • Precomposing and Nesting
8

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)

1

Particles

  • About Particles
  • Particle Playground
  • Particle World
  • Foam
  • Radio Waves
  • Using Particles for Compound Control Layers
2

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
3

Photoshop and After Effects

  • Using Vanishing Point
  • Using 3D Objects
  • Editing Stills for 3D
  • Adding Dimension to Stills
4

Paint Effects

  • Stroke
  • Scribble
  • Write-On
  • Paint
5

Effects

  • Work with Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Commonly Used Effects
  • Q and A

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