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Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC

Course Details
Code: AFT-EFF-CC
Tuition (USD): $1,495.00 • Classroom (3 days)
$1,495.00 • Virtual (3 days)

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