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 and shape extrusion, new mask feathering options. Get into motion graphics - come learn what After Effects CC can do!


3 days


Fundamentals of 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 ■ 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

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

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 keyframe

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 animators ■ Adding properties ■ Adding a range selector ■ Using a text animator group

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

Other Effects
■ Time remapping ■ Motion sketch ■ The smoother ■ The wiggler ■ Auto orient ■ Splitting a layer ■ Adjustment layers ■ The effects and presets panel

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

Rendering and Output
■ Creating templates for the Render Queue ■ Exporting using the Render Queue ■ Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder

■ Understanding Parenting ■ Simple Pickwhipping

■ Parenting to a null ■ Using Parenting for positioning ■ Using Parenting in Special Effects

Other Effects
■ Time remapping ■ Understanding Compound Effects ■ Gradient Wipe ■ Displacement Map

Transfer Controls
■ Understanding Layer Blending Modes and how to change those using shortcuts ■ Using Track Mattes ■ Understanding precomposing and nesting ■ Stencil and Silhouette ■ Preserve Transparency

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