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Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC

  • Tuition USD $1,495
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 2006 Ratings
  • Course Code AFT-EFF-CC
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

After Effects CC software lets you deliver cinematic visual effects and motion graphics faster than ever before with new Global Performance Cache. Extend your creativity with built-in text and shape extrusion, new mask feathering options. Get into motion graphics - come learn what After Effects CC can do!

Who Can Benefit

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

Prerequisites

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience is recommended.

Course Details

Fundamentals 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

  • How After Effects Works
  • Overview of panels
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects

Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Importing video clips
  • Importing stills
  • Importing a sequence of stills (interpreting)
  • Importing multilayered photoshop and illustrator files
  • Creating a new composition
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Changing parameters globally
  • Creating keyframes
  • Keyframe interpolation: auto, continuous, and bezier interpolation
  • Temporal and spatial Interpolation
  • Roving in time for spatial properties
  • Creating and applying an animation preset
  • Previewing your work

Working With Masks

  • About 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
  • Using masks from Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Masks for spatial keyframes

Animating Text

  • About text layers
  • Creating and formatting point text vs paragraph text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Text on a path
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Using a text animators
  • Adding properties
  • Adding a range selector
  • Using a text animator group

Working with Shape Layers

  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Creating stars
  • Default properties of shape layers
  • Add properties
  • Creating Groups
  • Stack your shapes & properties
  • Using Brainstorm to experiment

Other Effects

  • Time remapping
  • Motion sketch
  • The smoother
  • The wiggler
  • Auto orient
  • Splitting a layer
  • Adjustment layers
  • The effects and presets panel

Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools

  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Stiffening an area
  • Animating pin positions
  • Recording animation

Rendering and Output

  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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