Adobe After Effects CC (2022) Course



Course Details:

Length: 3 days

Price: 1,330/person (USD)

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Course Features:

Live Instructor Teaching

Certificate of Completion

Courseware: Print

Hands-On Learning?: Yes

Software Lab Included?: Yes

Delivery Methods:

Live Online

Individuals and Groups
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Onsite for Teams

Group Teams
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This is an instructor-led course. It is taught by an instructor live online or at organizations for groups.
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Course Overview

This 3-day course teaches students step-by-step key techniques for working efficiently in After Effects and delivering in the widest possible range of media types. In addition to the key elements of the After Effects interface, new features and techniques will be covered. Learn how to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience animating text and images, customizing a wide range of effects, tracking and syncing content, rotoscoping, removing unwanted objects, and correcting color. Learn to create 3D content with both After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D Lite.


Register Early: Registration Deadline is 2 Weeks Prior to Class Start.


Course Notes

Adobe Versions That Can Attend: CC 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, & 2018 (Microsoft Windows PC or Macintosh)
Course Taught With: CC version 2022 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware


Related Certifications

ACP: Adobe After Effects Certification

Certification Notes: Certification exams are administered by third party testing companies. Our courses prepare you for the certification exam, which is an additional fee paid to the testing provider. You must contact the corresponding testing provider to take a certification exam.


Course Topics

GETTING STARTED
About Classroom in a Book
Prerequisites
Installing After Effects, Bridge, and Media Encoder
Activating Fonds
Optimizing Performance
Restoring default preferences
Online Content
How to use these lessons
Additional Resources
Adobe Authorized Training Centers

Chapter 1: GETTING TO KNOW THE WORKFLOW
About the After Effects work area
Getting started
Creating a project and importing footage
Creating a composition and arranging layers
About layers
Adding effects and modifying layer properties
Animating the composition
About the Tools panel
About timecode and duration
About the Timeline panel
Previewing your work
Optimizing performance in After Effects
Rendering and exporting your composition
Customizing workspaces
Controlling the brightness of the user interface
Collaborating in After Effects
Finding resources for using After Effects
Review questions and answers

Chapter 2: CREATING A BASIC ANIMATION USING EFFECTS AND PRESETS
Getting started
Creating a new composition
Working with imported Illustrator layers
Applying effects to a layer
Applying and controlling effects
Applying an animation preset
Precomposing layers for a new animation
Previewing the effects
Adding transparency
Rendering the composition
Review questions and answers

Chapter 3: ANIMATING TEXT
Getting started
About text layers
Installing a font using Adobe Fonts
Creating and formatting point text
Animating with scale keyframes
Using a text animation preset
About Adobe Bridge
Animating imported Photoshop text
Animating type tracking
Animating text opacity
Animating an image to replace text
Using a text animator group
Animating a layer’s position
Adding motion blur
Review questions and answers

Chapter 4: WORKING WITH SHAPE LAYERS
Getting started
Creating the composition
Adding a shape layer
Creating a self-animating shape
Duplicating a shape
Creating custom shapes with the Pen tool
Positioning layers with snapping
Animating a shape
Animating using parenting
Using nulls to connect points
About parent and child layers
Previewing the composition
Animating layers to match audio
Review questions and answers

Chapter 5: ANIMATING A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION
Getting started
Using Creative Cloud Libraries in After Effects
Adjusting anchor points
Parenting layers
Precomposing layers
Keyframing a motion path
Animating additional elements
Applying an effect
About solid-color layers
Animating precomposed layers
Animating the background
Adding an audio track
Supported audio file formats
Editing audio files in Adobe Audition
Review questions and answers

Chapter 6: ANIMATING LAYERS
Getting started
Preparing layered Photoshop files
Simulating lighting changes
Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
About Photoshop layer styles
Using a track matte to confine animation
About expressions
About track mattes and traveling mattes
Animating using the Corner Pin effect
Simulating a darkening sky
Viewing render times for layers
Retiming the composition
Review questions and answers

Chapter 7: WORKING WITH MASKS
About masks
Getting started
Creating a mask with the Pen tool
Tips for creating masks
Editing a mask
About mask modes
Feathering the edges of a mask
Replacing the content of the mask
Creating a Bezier mask
Zooming and panning by touch
Adjusting the opacity
Adding a shadow
Creating a vignette
Using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools
Review questions and answers

Chapter 8: DISTORTING OBJECTS WITH THE PUPPET TOOLS
Getting started
About the Puppet tools
Adding Position pins
Adding Advanced and Bend pins
Defining areas of overlap
Stiffening an area
Squash and stretch
Animating pin positions
Using the Puppet tools to animate video
Recording animation
Review questions and answers

Chapter 9: USING THE ROTO BRUSH TOOL
About rotoscoping
Getting started
Creating a segmentation boundary
Editing Adobe Premiere Pro clips with After Effects
Fine-tuning the matte
Refine Soft Matte and Refine Hard Matte effects
Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
Changing the background
Adding animated text
Outputting your project
Review questions and answers

Chapter 10: PERFORMING COLOR CORRECTION
Getting started
Previewing your project on a video monitor
Adjusting color balance with levels
Adjusting color with the Lumetri Color effect
Replacing the background
Color-correcting using Auto Levels
Motion tracking the clouds
Replacing the sky in the second clip
Color grading
Review questions and answers

Chapter 11: CREATING MOTION GRAPHICS TEMPLATES
Getting started
Preparing a master composition
Setting up a template
Adding properties to the Essential Graphics panel
Protecting the timing of a section
Exporting the template
Creating essentials properties
Review questions and answers

Chapter 12: USING 3D FEATURES
Getting started
Creating 3D layers
Animating 3D layers
Using the 3D Transform Gizmo
Adding ambient light
Precomposing layers
Creating 3D text
Using 3D views
Adding a camera
Lighting a scene
3D channel effects
Working with Cinema 4D Lite
Review questions and answers

Chapter 13: WORKING WITH THE 3D CAMERA TRACKER
About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
Getting started
Tracking the footage
Repairing rolling shutter distortions
Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
Creating additional text elements
Locking an image to a plane with a solid layer
Adjusting the camera's depth of field
Tidying the composition
Adding a final object
Creating realistic shadows
Adding ambient light
Adding an effect
Previewing the composition
Review questions and answers

Chapter 14: ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES
Getting started
Stabilizing a shot
Bicubic scaling
Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
Removing motion blur
Using single-point motion tracking
Moving and resizing the track points
Removing unwanted objects
Checking for drift
Creating a particle simulation
Mocha AE
Understanding Particle Systems II properties
About high dynamic range (HDR) footage
Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect
Review questions and answers

Chapter 15: RENDERING AND OUTPUTTING
Getting started
About rendering and output
Exporting using the Render Queue
Preparing movies for mobile devices
Creating templates for the Render Queue
Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
About compression
Preparing a movie for broadcast output
Review questions and answers

 

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