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Adobe After Effect

Adobe After Effects CC 2017 Course

Course Duration

5 Days - 35 Contact Hours

Upcoming Schedules for After Effects CC : After Effects CC Schedules
Dubai 01/Jul/2018 06:30 PM – 09:30 PM Sun, Tue, Thu. Enquire Now

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Course overview:

After Effects cc for Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. After Effects cc you can add a special effects on the videos. Animate a logo or character. With After Effects CC, the industry-standard animation and creative compositing app, you can take any idea and make it alive.

Upon the completion of the course, candidates will be able:

  • to learn to create rich compositions with video, Photoshop, Illustrator and other files. Create advanced test effects, video blending, keying effects and track mattes.
  • to learn basic through advanced animation techniques that make After Effects an unrivaled motion graphics toolset.
  • to use the newest techniques and tools used in Adobe after Effects CC 2017.

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of computer use Mac or Windows. Photoshop cc, Illustrator cc

Target Audience

  • Video Editors , Animators,Info-graphic Designers

Course Content

1. GETTING TO KNOW THE WORKFLOW

  • About the After Effects work area
  • Getting started
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • About layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • About the Tools panel
  • About timecode and duration
  • About the Timeline panel
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects
  • Review questions and answers

2. CREATING A BASIC ANIMATION USING EFFECTS AND PRESETS

  • Getting started
  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating a new composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Applying and controlling effects
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition
  • Review questions and answers

3. ANIMATING TEXT

  • Getting started
  • About text layers
  • Installing a font using Type kit
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale key frames
  • Animating using parenting
  • About parent and child layers
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • About text animator groups
  • Animating a layer’s position
  • Timing layer animations
  • Adding motion blur
  • Review questions and answers

4. WORKING WITH SHAPE LAYERS

  • Getting started
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Duplicating shapes
  • Duplicating and modifying a composition
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Adding compositions to a 3D project
  • Adding the finishing touches
  • Extra credit
  • Review questions and answers

5. ANIMATING A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION

  • Getting started
  • Using Creative Cloud Libraries in After Effects
  • Adjusting anchor points
  • Parenting layers
  • Precomposing layers
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • About solid-color layers
  • Animating precomposed layers
  • Animating the background
  • Adding an audio track
  • Supported audio file formats
  • Editing audio files in Adobe Audition
  • Review questions and answers

6. ANIMATING LAYERS

  • Getting started
  • Preparing layered Photoshop files
  • About Photoshop layer styles
  • Simulating lighting changes
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • About expressions
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • About track mattes and traveling mattes
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Adding a video animation
  • Rendering the animation
  • Retiming the composition
  • Review questions and answers

7. WORKING WITH MASKS

  • About masks
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • About mask modes
  • Creating a Bezier mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Zooming and panning by touch
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools
  • Adjusting the timing
  • Tips for creating masks
  • Trimming the work area
  • Review questions and answers

8. DISTORTING OBJECTS WITH THE PUPPET TOOLS

  • Getting started
  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Stiffening an area
  • Animating pin positions
  • Squash and stretch
  • Recording animation
  • Act it out with Adobe Character Animator
  • Review questions and answers

9. USING THE ROTO BRUSH TOOL

  • About rotoscoping
  • Getting started
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Using Adobe Premiere Pro with After Effects
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Refine Soft Matte and Refine Hard Matte effects
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project
  • Extra credit
  • Review questions and answers

10. PERFORMING COLOR CORRECTION

  • Getting started
  • Previewing your project on a video monitor
  • Adjusting color balance with levels
  • Adjusting color balance with Color Finesse
  • Replacing the background
  • Color-correcting using Auto Levels
  • Motion tracking the clouds
  • Replacing the sky in the second clip
  • Color grading
  • Extra Credit
  • Review questions and answers

11. USING 3D FEATURES

  • Getting started
  • Creating 3D text
  • Using 3D views
  • Importing a background
  • Adding 3D lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Extruding text in After Effects
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
  • Finishing the project
  • Review questions and answers

12. WORKING WITH THE 3D CAMERA TRACKER

  • About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
  • Getting started
  • Repairing rolling shutter distortions
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking a layer to a plane with a null object
  • Animating the text
  • Adjusting the camera’s depth of field
  • Rendering the composition
  • Review questions and answers

13. ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES

  • Getting started
  • Using Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • Bicubic scaling
  • Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Checking for drift
  • Moving and resizing the track points
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • mocha for After Effects
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Understanding Particle Systems II properties
  • About high dynamic range (HDR) footage
  • Review questions and answers

14. RENDERING AND OUTPUTTING

  • Getting started
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • About compression
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Preparing movies for mobile devices
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Preparing a movie for broadcast output
  • Review questions and answers