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Introduction to After EffectsCourse ObjectivesThis course introduces delegates to the basic concepts of working with Adobe After Effects. It aims to give delegates the confidence to begin using the application in a professional environment to produce smooth animation and sophisticated special effects.Who Should AttendThis course is aimed at people who need to learn After Effects to use in a professional environment, such as a studio or workshop.PrerequisitesStudents should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course: Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation.How Do I Book?To book a training course, please call our Training Coordinator on 0117 922 5661 or alternatively send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Duration: 2 Days
The following outline is a summary of the subjects that will be covered on the course. All of our courses are responsive to the requests and learning needs of learners and as such content may be changed, adjusted or otherwise altered on the day and as thus should be taken as indicative only.Delegates should note that content on the day may change due to circumstances outside of our control, such as changes by the manufacturer. Importantly, delegates should not that this is not a running order.
Introduction To The After Effects InterfaceProject panelComposition windowTimeline windowLayer and footage windowUsing Quick SearchAuto-save preferencesGetting StartedProjects and CompositionsSetting up a projectImporting files from Illustrator & PhotoshopWorking with the Timeline
Animation EssentialsKeyframesAnchor PointPositionScaleRotationOpacityTextAdding textWorking with the timelineAdding audioAnimating Text Along A PathCreating and modifying textFormattingRenderingTask: Create a short text based animation.ExportOutput and compression settingsThe Render QueueAnimation EssentialsUnderstanding Keyframe interpolationEase In and OutIntroduction To 3D Z SpaceWorking with 3D layersWorking with cameras3D views and Axes X Y ZTextAnimating text along a complex pathUsing text PresetsText animation techniquesWorking With Masks And MattesCreating MasksMask propertiesWorking with LayersBlending ModesTask: Create an animation based on current work interestsExportThe Render QueueFile formatsExport for Web and mobile devicesCreative Suite IntegrationPremiereHandling audioConclusion