After Effects CC - Beginners to Advanced

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Whether you are a motion graphics designer, visual effects artist, video editor, or a rich media designer for the web, Adobe After Effects CC lets you design and animate with greater creative freedom.

This 3-day course is designed to allow those new to post production techniques to get the most from this immensely powerful software. We use practical exercises which will cover incorporating footage with Photoshop graphics, video layering techniques, working with key frames, using masks for special effects and rendering your final project. You will also learn different rendering techniques to optimise the finished production for broadcast, DVD or the web.

New Features in Adobe After Effects CC

  • Explore enhancements and new features in After Effects CC

Knowing the Workflow

  • Introduction to the workspace
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Importing media and footage
  • Working the media

Basic Animation with Effects and Presets

  • Setting up the project
  • Creating the composition
  • Working with layers
  • Applying effects and presets
  • Rendering

Animating Text

  • Using a text animation effect
  • Animation using Parenting
  • Importing Photoshop text
  • Text along a path

Multimedia Animation

  • Animating Scenery with parenting
  • Masking video into vector
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Applying effects
  • Adding audio tracks
  • Animating Layers
  • Simulating changes in lighting
  • Duplicating animation
  • Animating movements in scenery
  • Using a track matte

Working with Masks

  • Creating, Editing and Feathering a mask

Colour Effects

  • Using colour filters to create various effects

Motion Stablization and Tracking

  • Stablizing a shaky footage
  • Tracking a point in the footage
  • Creating tracking overlays
  • Stabilizing a shaky footage using Warp Stabilizer

Using Expressions

  • Using Expressions to generate random values
  • Using the selection whip to link property values

Understanding Particle Generators

  • Learn to use particle generators to build particle effects

Exploring 3D Space

  • Creating and animating 2D elements in 3D space
  • Exploring Lighting and Effects

Rendering and Output

  • Introduction to Rendering and Output options