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After Effects Boot Camp

SS Course: 3000473

Course Overview


Adobe After Effects is a motion graphics, visual effects, and compositing application. This digital tool is used in the post-production process of video, film, and TV production. After Effects is used for keying, tracking, animation, and compositing. Our four-day After Effects training course will take you from basic introductory features to the advanced techniques and tools of this complex application. 

This course is a combination of the After Effects Introduction and After Effects Advanced courses.


Scheduled Classes


What You'll Learn


This course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and features to master the program. Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for compositing, animation, and effects that motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, web designers, and film and video professionals need. 

This course is a fast, easy, and comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC. 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!


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Days 1 and 2 After Effects Introduction

  1. Getting to Know the Workflow
    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
    Rendering and exporting your composition
    Customizing workspaces
    Controlling the brightness of the user interface
    Collaborating in After Effects
    Finding resources for using After Effects
  1. Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
    Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
    Creating a new composition
    Working with imported Illustrator layers
    Applying effects to a layer
    Applying an animation preset
    Precomposing layers for a new animation
    Previewing the effects
    Adding transparency
    Rendering the composition 
  1. Animating Text
    About text layers
    Installing a font using Adobe Fonts
    Creating and formatting point text
    Animating with scale keyframes
    Using a text animation preset
    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 
  1. Working with Shape Layers
    Creating the composition
    Adding a shape layer
    Creating a self-animating shape
    Duplicating a shape
    Creating custom shapes
    Positioning layers with snapping
    Animating a shape
    Animating using parenting
    Using nulls to connect points
    Previewing the composition 
  1. Animating a Multimedia Presentation
    Adjusting anchor points
    Parenting layers
    Precomposing layers
    Keyframing a motion path
    Animating additional elements
    Applying an effect
    Animating precomposed layers
    Animating the background
    Adding an audio track 
  1. Animating Layers
    Simulating lighting changes
    Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
    Using a track matte to confine animation
    Animating using the Corner Pin effect
    Simulating a darkening sky
    Retiming the composition 
  1. 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
    Adjusting the opacity
    Adding a shadow
    Creating a vignette

Days 3 and 4 After Effects Advanced

  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 
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Using 3D Features
    Creating 3D layers
    Animating 3D layers
    Adding ambient light
    Precomposing layers
    Creating 3D text
    Using 3D views
    Adding a camera
    Lighting a scene
  1. 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 
  1. Advanced Editing Techniques
    Stabilizing a shot
    Using single-point motion tracking
    Removing unwanted objects
    Creating a particle simulation
    Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect 
  1. Rendering and Outputting
    About rendering and output
    Exporting using the Render Queue
    Creating templates for the Render Queue
    Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder



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


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

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