Introduction to Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud

Category: Adobe Training
Course duration: 2 days
Location Period
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
Greenwich, Connecticut (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
Mid-Town New York City (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
Newark, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
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09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
NYC-23rd Street (Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
Northern New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
Wilkes-Barre, Pennslyvania (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09-21 09:00AM to 09-22 05:00PM

ADBAA-CC -Introduction to Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud(2 Days)

Course Overview

Get into motion graphics - come learn what Adobe After Effects CC can do! Adobe After Effects CC software lets you deliver cinematic visual effects and motion graphics faster than ever before with new Global Performance Cache. Extend your creativity with built-in text, shape extrusion, and new mask feathering options. The industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects toolset now brings you better ways to work, connecting your desktop and mobile apps with all your creative assets, so you can create your most stunning visuals yet.

Prerequisites for this course include a practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills. Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience is also recommended.

In this Course, You will Learn How to:

  • Learn fundamentals of motion graphic
  • Understanding workflow
  • Learn how to create basic animation using effects and presets
  • Work with masks
  • Learn how to animate text
  • Learn how to work with shape and layers
  • Learn about other effect and tools
  • Learn how to render and output


Immediate Benefits of attending this course:

  • Better understanding of software and workflow.
  • Deep understanding of interpolation types for spatial and temporal keyframes.
  • Understand the connection between Photoshop and After Effects.
  • Learn the connection of Adobe products. Learn how illustrator and photoshop layers come into After Effects and the benefits of using the layers.
  • Ability to understand basic editing skills like Split, Lift and Extract in your timeline to speed of delivery of your composition creation.
  • Preparation for taking the ACE exam of completion of certification path.


Course Outline

I. Fundamentals of Motion Graphics

  • RGB Color Model
  • Frame size
  • Resolution
  • Pixel aspect ratio
  • Alpha channels
  • Frame rate
  • Time code
  • Interpreting footage


II. Getting to Know the Workflow

  • How After Effects Works
  • Overview of panels
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects


III. Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Importing video clips
  • Importing stills
  • Importing a sequence of stills (interpreting)
  • Importing multilayered photoshop and illustrator files
  • Creating a new composition
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Changing parameters globally
  • Creating keyframes
  • Keyframe interpolation: auto, continuous, and bezier interpolation
  • Temporal and spatial Interpolation
  • Roving in time for spatial properties
  • Creating and applying an animation preset
  • Previewing your work


IV. 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
  • Using masks from Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Masks for spatial keyframes


V. Animating Text

  • About text layers
  • Creating and formatting point text vs. paragraph text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Text on a path
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Using a text animator
  • Adding properties
  • Adding a range selector
  • Using a text animator group


VI. Working with Shape Layers

  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Creating stars
  • Default properties of shape layers
  • Add properties
  • Creating Groups
  • Stack your shapes & properties
  • Using Brainstorm to experiment


VII. Other Effects

  • The smoother
  • The wiggler
  • Auto orient
  • Splitting a layer
  • Adjustment layers
  • The effects and presets panel


VIII. Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools

  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Stiffening an area
  • Animating pin positions
  • Recording animation


IX. Rendering and Output

  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder



Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes. This class is designed for video, animation and graphics professionals who need a working knowledge of Adobe After Effects CC.

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-20 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-01 09:00 to 2018-03-02 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)

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