Learn to use After Effects’ most powerful tools on this 2 day Advanced After Effects course.

This is a hands-on course. We make sure it includes lots of time for you to try out the techniques you are being taught.

By the time you finish, you’ll be comfortable using all of After Effects’ most powerful features.

An advanced course that covers all of After Effects’ most technical tools.
Plenty of one-to-one attention and time to ask questions.
Friendly, certified trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course, you will be an After Effects’ power user.

You’ll learn all about:

  1. Advanced animation including human movement
  2. How to accelerate your workflow by connecting to other Creative Cloud apps
  3. Expressions including cross-linking them

Course Details


Click the sections below to see the full syllabus that is covered during this course. 

  • Dynamic timing
  • Changing gravity
  • Motion with sound
  • Human movement
  • Advanced Keying
  • Simulating light effects
  • Matching looks and grain
  • Garbage mattes & hold out mattes
  • Creating custom looks and styles
  • Fast export set-up
  • Custom compositing presets
  • Finding the fastest ways to work
  • Dynamically linking to other Adobe Creative Cloud apps
  • Team project workflows
  • Lots of other tips and tricks to speed you up.
  • Simulating reflections
  • Animating in 3D space
  • Extruded text and shapes
  • Bending 2D layers in 3D space
  • Independent axis keyframing
  • Tricks with lights, tricks with cameras
  • Multiple point tracking
  • Linking track data
  • Mask tracking
  • Combining the Rotobrush
  • More power with the 3D camera tracker
  • Dynamic transitions
  • Eye-catching text animations
  • Making sequences and scenes
  • Editing Comps
  • Starching
  • Controlling depth
  • Expressions on puppet pins
  • Using puppet pins effectively with photos
  • Expression controls
  • Working with variables
  • Cross-linking expressions
  • Using audio expressions to control animation
  • Lumetri colour treatment and correction
  • Harnessing the inbuilt Cycore effects set
  • Simulated 3D effects
  • Effect generators
  • Particle World
  • Particle Playground
  • Applying effects to mask selections
  • Creating full 3D objects
  • Adding lights and materials
  • Sending to After Effects via Cineware
  • Animating the camera
  • Render settings
  • Fast interaction between C4D & AE

Am I Ready For This Course?

This is an advanced course designed for people who already have experience of using After Effects.

This course is designed for delegates who have attended our Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro training course, or who have equivalent working knowledge of the package from their day-to-day work.

On The Day

We provide everything you need for 2 really busy, fun days of After Effects training.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a fun, supportive learning environment and comfortable, fully air-conditioned facilities. We also have some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour A4 manual covering everything in this advanced course
✔ A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practise more in your own time
✔ A Certificate of Attendance

Online Training Requirements

To attend this After Effects course online, you will need:

After Effects on your Windows PC/laptop with a camera, speakers & microphone
A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom
To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom to attend the course

If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.