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Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC


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Overview

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.

 

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.
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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
Who should attend

This class is designed for video, animation and graphics professionals who need a working knowledge of Adobe After Effects CC.

FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS, INC. (FMC), established in 1994, is the nation's premier digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized training for professionals engaged in the production, editing, design and delivery of digital content. Courses offered in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, web design and development, desktop publishing, Mac IT, sound design and 3D animation. In addition, FMC is a leading producer of education-rich conferences for today's leading electronic entertainment trade shows both in the US and internationally.

Pre-Requisites

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.

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