Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC

3-Day Public Session  |  3-Day Live Online Session

Adobe After Effects CC Training Course Outline

I. Fundamentals of Motion Graphics

  • RGB Color Model
  • Frame size
  • Resolution
  • Pixel aspect ratio
  • Alpha channels
  • Frame rate
  • Time code
  • Interpreting footage

II. 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

III. 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

IV. 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

V. 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 animator
  • Adding properties
  • Adding a range selector
  • Using a text animator group

VI. 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

VII. Other Effects

  • The smoother
  • The wiggler
  • Auto orient
  • Splitting a layer
  • Adjustment layers
  • The effects and presets panel

VIII. 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

IX. Rendering and Output

  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder