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Join an online live interactive Zoom training course. Follow along with the instructor through the course exercises files and ask questions. You will need to install Zoom Client for Meetings and the Adobe software on your own computer. Zoom is free to download and Adobe offer a free 7-day trial.

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Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard animation and creative compositing application that allows you to bring the impossible to life. Learn the essential tools and techniques in this After Effects course to get you up and running using this immensely powerful software.

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this Adobe After Effects course you will be able to:

  • Understand the essential functions of Adobe After Effects
  • Importing various formats
  • Create Compositions from scratch
  • Animate Layers
  • Export to various broadcast and online web formats


Introduction to After Effects

  • Understanding the basics of motion graphics
  • Welcome screen
  • Tools and panels

Importing Assets

  • Working with Photoshop & Illustrator files
  • Import different file types
  • Replace Footage with a Layered Composition

Creating compositions

  • Create a new composition
  • Composition Settings
  • Move, trim & split layers
  • Nesting Compositions

Animation Concepts

  • Layer transform properties
  • Keyframe transform properties
  • Auto Orientate along a path
  • Setting the Anchor point
  • Layer orientation
  • Roving Keyframes
  • Hold Keyframes
  • Keyframe Assistants
  • Adjusting timing on a composition
  • Switches and Blending Modes

Linking Layers

  • Parenting & Link Layers
  • Pre-composing
  • Nesting

Working with Masks

  • Creating a simple mask
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Handles and bezier curves
  • Mask properties
  • Track Matte

Working with text layers

  • Create Text
  • Aligning and distributing text to the composition
  • Add Text Animation presets
  • Keyframe the source text
  • Animating type on a path

Shape Layers

  • Creating basic and advanced shapes
  • Animating shape layers
  • Using the repeater
  • Using Trim & Offset Path operators

Motion Tracking

  • Track Motion
  • Track Camera
  • Applying tracking data to another layer
  • Null Objects

Expressions & Scripts

  • Introduction to expressions
  • Linking expressions
  • Looping expressions
  • Timing expressions
  • Introduction to After Effects Included Scripts

3D Workflow

  • Creating 3D layers
  • Adding a Camera
  • Animating a Camera through a 3D scene

Render and Exporting

  • Understanding the Render Queue and its properties
  • Different file formats
  • Exporting for different platforms

Intended audience

This introductory Adobe After Effects course requires little or no prior knowledge of the software. Participants with a working knowledge of Adobe After Effects will also find this course very useful, as it aims to go beyond the basics.

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