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After Effects Advanced

SS Course: 3000133

Course Overview


This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training and Certification Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018, 2019). Training includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors

Print and/or Digital Courseware

Certificate of Completion

Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)

Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)

Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)

Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)

Free Parking (In Person Only)


Scheduled Classes

05/10/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
06/14/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
07/19/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
08/16/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
09/13/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
10/18/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
11/15/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
12/20/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn


Our hands-on, two-day After Effects Advanced training course is for creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC (2018 release). Learn how to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience using the roto brush tool, animating, using 3D features, working with the 3D camera tracker, advanced editing techniques, distorting objects with puppet tools, color correction, motion graphics templates, and more!


Viewing outline for:

1. Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
About the Puppet tools
Adding Position pins
Adding Advanced and Bend pins
Stiffening an area
Animating pin positions
Using the Puppet tools to animate video
Recording animation

2. Using the Roto Brush Tool
About rotoscoping
Creating a segmentation boundary
Fine-tuning the matte
Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
Changing the background
Adding animated text
Outputting your project

3. Performing Color Correction
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

4. Creating Motion Graphics Templates
Preparing a master composition
Setting up a template
Adding properties to the Essential Graphics panel
Providing image options
Protecting the timing of a section
Exporting the template

5. Using 3D Features
Creating 3D text
Using 3D views
Importing a background
Adding 3D lights
Adding a camera
Extruding text in After Effects
Working with Cinema 4D Lite
Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
Finishing the project

6. Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
Tracking the footage
Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
Creating additional text elements
Locking an image to a plane with a solid layer
Tidying the composition
Adding a final object
Creating realistic shadows
Adding ambient light
Adding an effect
Previewing the composition

7. Advanced Editing Techniques
Stabilizing a shot
Using single-point motion tracking
Using multipoint tracking
Creating a particle simulation
Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect

8. Rendering and Outputting
About rendering and output
Exporting using the Render Queue
Creating templates for the Render Queue
Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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Students need to have completed our Introduction course, or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the After Effects Intro outline. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

    Who Should Attend

    • Animators
    • Film and Video Professionals
    • Motion-Graphics Professionals
    • Visual Effects Artists
    • Web Designers

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