Adobe After Effects - Essentials

( Duration: 3 Days )

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 your creativity with built-in text and shape extrusion, new mask feathering options, and the fast, easy-to-use 3D Camera Tracker.

By attending Adobe After Effects - Essentials workshop, Participants will learn:

  • Motion Graphics, workflow, animation, and other effects

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Photoshop Essentials

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



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

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