Adobe After Effects Course

Adobe After Effects

Take your After Effects skills to the next level by building on your essential skills to enhance your motion editing and compositing.

Explore advanced techniques used by professionals to create motion graphics and video effects for real-world applications.

Course Overivew

  • After Effects Essentials is designed to allow those new to video animation techniques, to get the most from this immensely powerful software.
  • Learn to create rich compositions with video, Photoshop, Illustrator and other files.
  • Create advanced text effects, video blending, keying effects and track mattes.
  • Learn basic through advanced animation techniques that make After Effects an unrivaled motion graphics toolset.
  • Take your After Effects skills to the next level by building on your essential skills to enhance your motion editing and compositing.
  • You will learn how to create more complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application.
  • You will discover the pitfalls and best practices to follow so that you are creating professional-grade motion graphics and video effects that will be properly viewed by your audiences.
  • Explore advanced techniques used by professionals to create motion graphics and video effects for real-world applications.
  • Learn about advanced 3D kinetic typography and infographic techniques, expressions, audio and linking vision to audio, and much more.
  • Industry standard tips and tricks for color correction and special effects are some of the key learnings in this course.
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Course Benefits:

Getting to Know After Effects

  • The After Effects enterprise workflow
  • The power of Creative Cloud
  • Leveraging your Creative Cloud subscription
  • Integrating After Effects with other file formats
  • Linked media: Organizing your Projects
  • Tips and best practices for After Effects Projects

 

After Effects Basics

  • Launching After Effects, and creating new projects
  • Understanding and navigating the After Effects interface
  • Customizing settings, Preferences, and Workspaces
  • Importing and organizing footage
  • Creating Compositions
  • Working with Layers: The art of compositing
  • Understanding Layer types
  • Animating Layers with the Transform properties
  • Adding, editing, and animating effects
  • Understanding the Timeline and SMPTE timecode
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Previewing, rendering, and exporting a Composition

 

Working with Masks

  • Alpha channels, Masks, mattes, and keys—oh my!
  • Creating Masks with the vector Shape and Pen Tools
  • Creating Bezier Masks
  • Editing corner and smooth points
  • Feathering the edges of a Mask
  • Adding Solids to create light reflections
  • Applying Mask Modes and Blend Modes
  • Creating vignettes
  • Tips for creating masks

 

Animating Simple 2D Text

  • Title design: Understanding Text layers
  • Using Typekit
  • Creating and formatting point and area Text
  • Using Text Animation Presets
  • Property animation and keyframe interpolation in the Graph Editor
  • Animating by Parenting
  • Converting and animating Photoshop text
  • Animating with Text Animator Groups
  • Animating Text on a path
  • Auto-orienting Layers on a motion path
  • Working with Timeline Switches and Modes
  • Maximizing Motion Blur options

 

Working with Shape Layers

  • Creating Shape layers
  • Customizing Shapes
  • Shape properties and animators
  • Duplicating Shapes with Repeaters
  • Creating logo and text effects with Shapes
  • Advanced Shape Animation techniques

 

After Effects Dynamic Workflows

  • Packaging, prepping, and importing Illustrator files
  • Working with Illustrator layers
  • Packaging, prepping, and importing Photoshop files
  • Managing Photoshop layers
  • Dynamic Link: Integrating After Effects and Premiere Pro Projects
  • MOGRT: Building Motion Graphics Templates in After Effects

 

Real-World Motion Graphics

  • Fundamentals of animation physics
  • Bouncing, squashing/stretching, and more
  • Leveraging velocity and speed in the Graph Editor
  • Kinetic typography
  • Simple Expressions: looping, conditionals, randoms
  • Audio-powered animation with Expressions

 

Motion Graphics for Broadcast and Social Media

  • Title/Action Safe Guides
  • Creating luma and alpha Track Mattes
  • Creating traveling mattes
  • Adding Lower Thirds
  • Animating opening titles and end credits
  • Batch rendering social media exports in the Adobe Media Encoder: YouTube, Instagram, and more

 

3D Motion Graphics

  • 2D Text and Layers in 3D Space
  • Classic 3D, Ray-Traced 3D, and CINEMA 4D renderers
  • Extruding, shading, and animating 3D text
  • Applying Lights to 3D Layers
  • Leveraging multiple 3D views
  • Animating Light and shadow properties
  • After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite
  • Third-party After Effects plugin roulette

 

Advanced After Effects Exports

  • Wrappers vs Codecs
  • Lossless vs Lossy Codecs
  • Mezzanine Codecs
  • File formats for Visual Effects
  • File conversions for Raw Files
  • Working with Raw Video + Re-Indexing color
  • Working with and applying LUT files
  • Metadata tagging for Virtual Reality
  • Batching HFR Footage
  • Exporting Offline and Online Editorial

 

Camera Workflows

  • After Effects Cameras: Not your Daddy’s DSLR
  • Creating Cameras and setting Camera properties
  • Camera cuts, rack focus, and other classic Camera moves
  • Animating Cameras on a path
  • Creating Flythroughs
  • Managing Cameras, Lights, and shadow
  • The power of Camera rigging
  • Camera power linking

 

Advanced Compositing Techniques

  • Understanding A Over B
  • Blend Modes and Mask Modes
  • Pre-Rendering and other techniques
  • Render Order and Priorities
  • Optimizing Projects: Global vs Persistent Cache
  • Edges on Camera and the Real World

 

Keying Techniques

  • Understanding blue and green screen chroma keys
  • Tips for shooting green screen footage
  • Using the Keylight effect
  • Procedural mattes for the lazy
  • Hi-con mattes
  • Key Cleaner for poorly-lit footage
  • Linear Keying effects
  • Third Party Keying Suites

 

Stabilization and Tracking

  • About stabilization and tracking
  • Using the Warp Stabilizer VFX feature
  • Single-point and multi-point motion tracking
  • Motion tracking with Mocha planar data
  • Other tracking techniques
  • 3D Camera tracking
  • Shadow catchers
  • Null objects

 

The Art of Rotoscoping

  • About rotoscoping
  • Classic rotoscoping workflows
  • Using the Roto Brush Tool
  • Creating and refining Roto Brush segmentation boundaries
  • Using the Refine Edge Tool
  • Freezing and unfreezing Roto Brush data
  • Articulated Mattes
  • Refining Mattes: Feather, Track
  • The legacy Paint Tools: painting, cloning, and erasing

 

Particle Effects

  • About particle simulation
  • After Effects’ particle generators
  • The Particle Playground effect
  • The CC Particle Systems II effect
  • Customizing particle properties
  • Additional particle effects and techniques
  • Popular third-party particle effects

 

Color Correction and Color Grading

  • Enterprise-based color workflows
  • Histograms and Channels: Using the Lumetri scopes
  • Using the Lumetri Color Effect and the Lumetri Color panel
  • Adjusting levels and exposure
  • Adjusting color balance and saturation
  • Legalizing Luma/Color for Broadcast
  • Additional color correction options
  • Cinematic color grading

 

Puppet Tools Distortions

  • About the Puppet Tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Animating pin positions
  • Stiffening with the Starch Tool
  • Recording deformations
  • Acting it out with Adobe Character Animator

 

Advanced Color Options

  • Understanding HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Linear HDR Compositing: Lifelike
  • Linear LDR Compositing
  • Color Management and LUTs
  • Introduction to the interface, workspaces, and projects
  • Discover shortcuts to improve workflows
  • Integrate video, audio, images
  • Learn about animating techniques
  • Use linking methods to share properties across objects
  • Distinguish between layer masks and track mattes
  • Explore the fundamentals of motion tracking
  • Utilize keying techniques (green screen)
  • Learn to render and export using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Learn more about different tracking methods
  • Work with stabilization, point trackers and corner pinning
  • Learn about combine effects
  • Work with shapes and vectors
  • Use external controls
  • Re-create common effects
  • Review rendering options for a variety of workflows
  • Work with Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Understand and use advanced shapes
  • Use advanced animation techniques
  • Explore camera controls
  • Use color correction
  • Optimize workflows
  • Learn advanced effects
  • Those new to video animation techniques.
  • Anyone interested in Learning After Effects to create motion graphics and visual effects.
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