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Introduction to Adobe After Effects Training

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After Effects is the standard in the TV and film industries for motion graphics and compositions. To see After Effects in action all you have to do is watch TV or go to the movies. AE is used in practically every major production. This class is aimed at videographers, graphic artists and animators with very little or no experience using Adobe After Effects. Get into motion graphics - come learn what After Effects can do!

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Video, animation and graphics professionals who need an essential working understanding of Adobe After Effects.

Course Outline

Understanding Motion Graphics
  • RGB color model
  • Frame size
  • Resolution
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio
  • Alpha Channels
  • Frame Rate
  • Time Code
  • Interpreting Footage
Getting to Know the Workflow
  • How After Effects Works
  • The Project Panel
  • The Timeline Panel
  • The Monitor Panel
  • The Info Panel
  • Other Panels
  • Customizing the workspace
Importing Files and Creating Compositions
  • Importing Video Clips
  • Importing Stills
  • Importing a Sequence of Stills (Interpreting)
  • Importing Multilayered Photoshop and Illustrator Files
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Changing parameters globally
  • Previewing your work
Creating a Basic Animation
  • Using animation presets
  • Understanding Position and Anchor Point
  • Animating Position
  • Using the Keyframe Navigators (J and K)
  • Animating Scale, Rotation and Opacity
  • Keyframe Interpolation
  • Temporal & Spatial Interpolation
  • Auto, Continuous, Bezier Interpolation
  • Roving in Time
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
  • Mask for position Keyframes
  • Using Masks from Illustrator and Photoshop
Using Masks for Animation
  • Masks for Position Keyframes
  • Animating a stroke
  • Using Paths from Illustrator
  • Animating a Signature
Text Basics
  • About text layers
  • Point Text Vs. a Text Box
  • Creating and formatting text
  • Using a text animation preset
Animating Text Manually
  • Text on a Path
  • Adding Animators
  • Using the Range Selector
  • Adding a property
  • Adding a range selector
  • Using the Wiggly selector
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
Working with Shape Layers
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Creating Stars
  • Understanding properties of Shape Layers
  • Adding Effects
  • Using Brainstorm to experiment
Puppet Pin Tool
  • Using the Puppet Pin Tool
  • Animating the Pins
  • Puppet Starch Tool
  • Puppet Overlap Tool
Other Effects
  • Time Remapping
  • Motion Sketch
  • The Smoother
  • The Wiggler
  • Auto Orient
  • Splitting a layer
  • Adjustment Layers
  • The Effects and Presets Panel
Rendering and Outputting
  • The Render Queue
  • Creating templates for the rendering process
  • Creating templates for output modules
  • Exporting to different output media

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