Introduction

This Authorised Adobe After Effects training course will show you how to make best use of this powerful software.

Adobe After Effects is an essential tool when creating motion graphics and visual effects. It offers a fast, flexible, affordable 2D and 3D compositing and animation toolset to help you develop your creative ideas quickly and easily.

It also allows you to create the type of sophisticated video effects previously only available to television graphic designers and film special FX producers.

When you finish this course you’ll be comfortable using a wide range of After Effect’s features:

✔ This is a complete beginners’ course that covers all of the basics.
✔ Plenty of one-to-one attention and time to ask questions.
✔ Friendly expert Adobe trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.
✔ All the materials and extras that you’ll ever need.
✔ Ongoing support and help with issues you have after the course.

What Will I Learn?

This course is designed to make you a fast confident After Effect users as quickly as possible.

It is instructor-led with an emphasis on hands-on, practical exercises.

You’ll learn about:

  • Incorporating video with Photoshop and Illustrator graphics.
  • Video layering techniques.
  • Working with key frames.
  • Using filters for special effects.
  • Different rendering techniques
  • Rendering your final project.
  • Ways to optimise the finished production.

Am I Ready For This Course?

This is a beginners’ course and so does not assume any prior knowledge of After Effects.

It only assumes that you have a basic understanding of Windows, including an ability to work with multiple windows, navigate the desktop and that you have an understanding of computer file storage (i.e. drives, files and folders).

The Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a relaxed, supportive learning environment in 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 the course so that you can recap.
✔ A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practise more in your own time.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance to show that you have been professionally trained.

  • Overview of using Adobe After Effects
  • Setting up a new project
  • Setting Video preferences
  • Using the scrubbable hot text controls
  • Importing files from different sources
  • Photoshop, Premiere and Illustrator
  • Setting Still Images durations
  • Setting Frame Rate and Pixel Aspect Ratios
  • Managing footage and creating folders
  • Creating compositions
  • Adding compositions to the Timeline
  • Creating solid and adjustment layers
  • Working with layers
  • Switching video and audio on and off
  • The Time Graph
  • Trimming and overlapping layers
  • Working with In and Out points
  • Using markers
  • Working with the Transform properties
  • Using the Audio Waveform properties
  • Using the Audio Waveform effect
  • Using the Stereo Mixer
  • RAM previews and regions of interest
  • Working with masks, including drawing,
  • scaling and editing
  • Setting an effect point
  • Feathering mask edges
  • Adding effects including Time and Echo
  • Saving an effect as a Favourite
  • Blending, distorting and perspective effects
  • Advanced effects, such as gradient wipe
  • Layer modes and frame blending
  • The motion blur
  • Using the Speed and Velocity graph and temporal interpolation
  • Bezier curve interpolation
  • Using 3D in After Effects
  • Orientation and rotation of a 3D object
  • Moving Lights through 3D
  • Moving a camera view through 3D
  • Depth of field
  • Nesting layers and Parenting layers
  • Exporting to Quicktime and SWF
  • Understanding codecs for exporting

Adobe Certification

We are an Adobe Authorised Training organisation.