Adobe After Effects (2021) eLearning Course

Course Details:

Length: 5 courses

Access Length: 6 months

Price: $300/person (USD)

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Course Features:

Instant Access After Purchase

Lecture by Recorded Video

Stop and Start as Needed

Certificate of Completion

Software Lab Included?: Yes
(requires trial or license)

Delivery Method:

Self-Paced Online

Individuals and Groups
@ Your Location


Course Overview

Unleash Your Inner Motion Master with Adobe After Effects:

Tired of static visuals? Craving the power to breathe life into your videos and graphics? Look no further than Adobe After Effects, your gateway to stunning animations and mind-blowing visual effects.

Think Photoshop on steroids. After Effects empowers you to combine video, audio, text, graphics, and effects into eye-catching masterpieces. Imagine animated titles that dance across your screen, dynamic transitions that awaken viewers, and even Hollywood-worthy special effects – all within your grasp.

But wait, isn't After Effects a beast with a thousand menus? Fear not, intrepid adventurer! This beginner-friendly course cuts through the complexity, focusing on the essential skills you need to kickstart your motion graphics journey. You'll confidently conquer the interface, learn to manipulate layers like a pro and unleash the power of animation without getting lost in the effects jungle.

Here's what awaits you:

  • Master the After Effects cockpit: Navigate the project window, timeline, and panels like a seasoned pilot.
  • Craft captivating compositions: Build your animation canvas from scratch and organize your assets like a boss.
  • Bring your visuals to life: Animate text and shapes with ease, adding personality and pizzazz to your projects.
  • Blend seamlessly: Learn the art of layering and opacity control, creating smooth transitions and professional composites.
  • Polish your visuals: Enhance your creations with basic effects like blur, color correction, and transitions.
  • Work smarter, not harder: Utilize pre-built motion templates to accelerate your workflow and focus on your creative vision.
  • Ready, set, render! Understand output options and confidently share your animated masterpieces with the world.
  • Bonus level unlocked: Develop efficient workflow habits and gain the foundation to explore After Effects' vast potential.

This course is your launchpad to a world of creative possibilities. So, are you ready to transform your static projects into dynamic spectacles? Dive into After Effects and unleash your inner motion master!

Also Included - 4 Courses: An Essential Career Skills Pack with 4 courses in key areas for career management and growth, including Time Management, Digital Skills, Creativity and Soft Skills.


Course Notes

Important Course Information
Course Taught with: Adobe After Effects for Windows ().
Versions that Can Attend: Adobe After Effects for Windows () or Macintosh (Mac) - iOS ().

eLearning Training Delivery Method

How It Works

This self-paced online course lets you learn independently at your own pace through Certstaffix Training's easy-to-use platform.

  • Learn at your own pace - Start and stop as it is convenient for you. Pick up where you left off.
  • Lecture utilizing video and recorded screenshots
  • 6-month subscription length
  • Instant Access After Purchase

Have more than 10 students needing this course? Contact Us for bulk pricing.

Target Audience:
  • Video Editors & Enthusiasts: Those who want to add motion graphics and visual effects to their existing video editing (like in Premiere Pro) skills.
  • Beginner Animators & Creators: Individuals with a passion for animation and desire to learn the fundamentals of motion design using After Effects.
  • Social Media Content Creators: People who want to elevate their social media content with animated visuals and eye-catching transitions.
  • Marketing & Advertising Professionals: Anyone looking to boost their marketing materials with dynamic visual effects and creative motion graphics.
  • Designers & Artists: Creative professionals who want to expand their skillset by incorporating animation and motion into their existing design projects.
Key Features:
  • Audio Narration
  • Video
  • Audio/Video/Course Text: American English.
  • Subtitles (Closed Caption): American English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
Course Duration:
  • Adobe After Effects: 3 hrs 20 min
  • Essential Career Skills Pack: 2 hrs 23 min


Course Topics

Adobe After Effects - 2021

Course Duration - 3 hrs 20 min

After Effects is used to combine many elements, including video, audio, text, graphics, and visual effects. Think of After Effects as Photoshop with added motion features. You can animate text or shapes and then add them to a video edited in Premiere Pro. After Effects, which can be intimidating, with hundreds of menu options and effects. We will stick to the basics in this course and not go too heavily into all the effects. You will learn your way around the After Effects interface and see how a few simple steps can spice up your video or animation project.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Navigate the After Effects interface confidently: Understand the project window, timeline, composition panel, and toolbar.
  • Create and manage projects and compositions: Master setting up the workspace and organizing your assets.
  • Work with layers effectively: Add, arrange, transform, and style layers to build your animation.
  • Animate text and shapes: Apply basic keyframe animation to bring static elements to life.
  • Control layer blending and opacity: Create seamless transitions and composite different elements flawlessly.
  • Utilize basic layer effects: Apply adjustments like blur, color correction, and transitions to enhance your visuals.
  • Work with pre-built motion templates: Accelerate your workflow by incorporating ready-made motion graphics.
  • Export and render your final project: Understand output options and prepare your animation for various uses.
  • Develop efficient workflow habits: Discover keyboard shortcuts, project organization strategies, and collaboration tools.
  • Gain the foundation for further exploration: Be empowered to venture into more advanced After Effects features and effects in the future.
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
A. Overview
  • Introduction to After Effects
  • Install and Update After Effects 2021
  • What's New in After Effects
B. Getting Started
  • Creating a New Project and Composition
  • Exploring The Project Window
  • Exploring The Composition Timeline
  • Exploring The Composition Panel
  • Exploring the Toolbar
  • Adding and Customizing Text - Character and Paragraph Windows
  • Adding and Customizing Text - Effects Windows
  • Using Workspaces
  • Working with Layers
C. Compositing Layers
  • Transform Properties
  • Layer Styles
  • Blending
  • Text Layers
  • Masks and Shapes
  • Solids, Adjustment Layers, and Null Layers
  • Keyframes
D. Animation
  • Text Animation
  • Using Motion Templates
  • Expressions
  • Animation Presets
E. Effects
  • Effects Overview
  • Blur and Sharpen
  • Color Correction
  • Generate Effects
  • Transitions
  • Keying
  • 3rd Party Plug-Ins
F. Final Steps
  • Working with Audio
  • Render and Export
  • Adobe Dynamic Link
G. Useful Tips
  • Handy Shortcuts
  • Workflow, Organization, and Sharing



Essential Career Skills Pack

Productivity and Time Management

Course Duration - 30 min

It seems that there is never enough time in the day. But, since we all get the same 24 hours, why is it that some people achieve so much more with their time than others? This course will explain how to plan and prioritize tasks, so that we can make the most of the limited time we have. By using the time-management techniques in this course, you can improve your ability to function more effectively – even when time is tight and pressures are high. So, by the end of the course you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to be an effective manager of your time.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Set your priorities to better manage your time
  • Improve your productivity by sharpening your focus and multitasking effectively
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
  • Productiity & Time Management
  • Prioritization
  • Getting Things Done
  • Procrastination
  • Multitasking & Focus
  • Summary


Basic Digital Skills

Course Duration - 13 min

With the rise of digital transformation and technology, having a basic digital literacy is essential for all types of jobs, regardless of the industry. To stay competitive and be successful in the workplace, enhancing your digital skills should be a top priority.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Recall the essential digital skills framework
  • Elaborate on the toolkit of essential digital skills
  • Identify how to develop or improve your digital skills
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
  • The Essential Digital Skills Framework
  • The Toolkit of Essential Digital Skills
  • Developing Digital Skills
  • Summary


4 Ways to Boost Creativity

Course Duration - 30 min

The digital economy is opening up ways for everyone to be creative. It doesn’t just mean being artistic – it’s more about ideas, solutions, alternatives, incremental improvements. Peter Quarry and Eve Ash discuss ways that mental capacity can be developed, perspectives changed, group power leveraged and making things actually happen.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Define creativity
  • Think outside the box
  • Develop the right mental attitude
  • Leverage the power of groups
  • Ensure managers make it happen
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
  • What is Creativity at Work?
  • Learn to Think Outside the box
  • Develop the Right Mental Capacity
  • Laverage the Power of Groups
  • Ensure Managers Make It Happen
  • Summary


The 11 Essential Career Soft Skills

Course Duration - 1 hr 10 min

Soft Skills are the traits, characteristics, habits, and skills needed to survive and thrive in the modern work world. Soft skills aren't usually taught in school, but you will learn them all here in this course. Are you someone that other people in your organization and industry like to work with, collaborate with and partner with? Are you seen as a valuable asset to any new project that comes along?

This soft skills training course will teach you how to develop the skills that can make the difference between a lackluster career that tops out at middle management versus one that lands you in the executive suite. Or to wherever you define career success. So many soft skills seem like common sense at first glance, but they are not commonly applied by most workers. This soft skills training course will give you an edge over your competitors. It will also make your job, your career and your life more rewarding and enjoyable.

Course Objectives:
Course Objectives:
  • Understand how to be a great communicator
  • Become a stronger listene
  • Appear professional to co-workers and bosses of all ages
  • Avoid common career blunders that often end careers
  • Manage expectations for bosses and colleagues
  • Position yourself for promotions
  • Make technology your asset, even if you are afraid of technology
  • Avoid the Not My Job Syndrome
  • Develop EQ to Match Your IQ
  • Develop leadership qualities
Detailed Course Outline:
Detailed Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • The Soft Tech Savvy Way to Always Be Essential
  • Not My Job, And I Am Happy to Do It
  • You Can Become a Master Communicator
  • Feedback Video for The 11 Essential Career Soft Skills
  • Become a Leader Without the Title or Formal Authority
  • Your EQ Will Beat a Higher IQ
  • Building Your Winning Team
  • Make Every One of Your Seconds Count
  • Unleash Your Inner Anthony Robbins
  • Avoid Being Uncool
  • Clothes Can Still Make or Break Your Career
  • Conclusion The 11 Essential Career Soft Skills
  • Extra: Developing Your Career Secret Sauce



Related Adobe After Effects Information:

How Much Do Adobe After Effects Training Courses Cost?

Public instructor-led Adobe After Effects course prices start at $1330 per student. Group training discounts are available.

Self-Paced Adobe After Effects eLearning courses cost $300 at the starting point per student. Group purchase discounts are available.

What Adobe After Effects Skills Should I Learn?

A: If you are wondering what Adobe After Effects skills are important to learn, we've written an Adobe After Effects Skills and Learning Guide that maps out After Effects skills that are key to master and which of our courses teaches each skill.

Read Our Adobe After Effects Skills and Learning Guide

How Can I Make Adobe After Effects Easier to Learn?

A: As a powerful tool used by professional videographers and animators, Adobe After Effects has a stellar reputation that can often intimidate those who are new to using the software. Fortunately, novices can take a few steps to make learning how to create professional-quality Adobe After Effects projects easier. They can start by identifying the kinds of projects that they need to create, studying similar content, and learning about presets and shortcuts. One of the best ways to lower the learning curve of Adobe After Effects is to sign up for paid training courses that are taught by a live instructor.

More Information on How to Make Adobe After Effects Easier to Learn?

What is the best way to learn After Effects?

A: There are many ways to learn After Effects, and the best way depends on your needs and learning style. If you want to learn quickly and efficiently, online After Effects classes are a great option. You can also learn from books or video tutorials, but these can be more time-consuming. Corporate onsite training classes for groups offer a more immersive experience, allowing you to interact with other students and get hands-on practice. Whichever method you choose, make sure you find resources that are comprehensive and up-to-date so you can get the most out of your learning experience.

How long it takes to learn After Effects?

A: The answer to this question depends on your prior experience and how quickly you pick up new software. If you have never used After Effects before, it will probably take you longer to learn than someone who is already familiar with video editing software. Generally speaking, it takes most people a few weeks to get comfortable with the basics of After Effects. If you want to become a master at using After Effects, it could take months or even years of practice.

One way to learn is by doing, by finding some tutorials online and practicing as much as possible. Another way is to take a formal After Effects training class, like Certstaffix Training offers here. Lastly, you can read books on After Effects and practice with the software.

With enough time and effort, you can become an expert at using After Effects!

Is After Effects difficult to learn?

A: Is Adobe After Effects difficult to learn? The answer may vary depending on who you ask but we think it really depends on your level of experience with similar software.

If you have used other Adobe products or video editing software before, the learning curve for After Effects may not be as steep. However, if you are new to design software altogether, After Effects can seem daunting at first.

You can learn by diving in and exploring the program little by little. There are plenty of helpful tutorials available online to get you started. You can also learn by taking a class, like one from Certstaffix Training. We offer online and group onsite After Effects training. Our expert instructors will teach you Adobe After Effects and can answer your questions during our live classes.

So, is Adobe After Effects difficult to learn? We say it’s all relative. Give it a try and see for yourself!

What are the top Adobe After Effects skills?

A: There are a number of skills that are essential for anyone who wants to be proficient in Adobe After Effects. Here are some of the most important ones:

Top Adobe After Effects Skills

1. Keyframing - This is perhaps the most fundamental skill when it comes to animation and motion graphics in After Effects. Keyframing allows you to create smooth, organic animations by specifying key points in your timeline.

2. Masking and rotoscoping - Masking and rotoscoping are two closely related techniques that allow you to isolate and manipulate specific elements in your footage. These skills are essential for creating high-quality composites and visual effects.

3. Expressions - Expressions are snippets of code that can be used to automate and customize your animations. A good understanding of expressions can save you a lot of time and effort when working in After Effects.

4. 3D compositing - After Effects is a powerful tool for creating realistic three-dimensional compositions. If you want to create more complex visuals, then you need to be proficient in this area.

5. Text animation - Text is one of the most commonly used elements in After Effects compositions. Being able to create professional-looking text animations can take your work to the next level.

These are just a few of the essential skills that you need to master if you want to be proficient in Adobe After Effects. By honing your skills in these areas, you’ll be well on your way to creating amazing visuals and animations.

Where Can I Learn More About Adobe After Effects?

Adobe Blogs

Adobe User Groups

Adobe Online Forums

Explore After Effects Training Classes Near Me:

Certstaffix Training provides After Effects classes near me or online, depending on the number of students involved. We offer online courses for individual learners, as well as in person classes at your office for corporate groups. Our trainers are highly experienced professionals with the expertise necessary to help you gain a thorough understanding of After Effects concepts and tools. With our courses available online for individuals or in person for corporate groups, it's easy to develop your After Effects skills. Start learning today and see how Certstaffix Training can help you reach your goals.



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