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Adobe After Effects CC (2019)

at Certstaffix Training - Burlington

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67 S Bedford St Ste 400 West
At Kimball Ave
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 3

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

This 3-day course teaches students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Adobe After Effects CC.  After Effects CC provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for compositing, animation, and effects that motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, web designers, and film and video professionals need. After Effects is widely used for digital post-production of film, video, DVD, and the web. You can composite layers in many ways, apply and combine sophisticated visual and audio effects, and animate both objects and effects.

Course Outline:

1 Getting to Know the Workflow
  • About the After Effects work area
  • Getting started
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • About layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • About the Tools panel
  • About timecode and duration
  • About the Timeline panel
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects
  • Review questions and answers
2 Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
  • Getting started
  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating a new composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Applying and controlling effects
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition
  • Review questions and answers
3 Animating Text
  • Getting started
  • About text layers
  • Installing a font using Typekit
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • About parent and child layers
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • About text animator groups
  • Animating a layer’s position
  • Timing layer animations
  • Adding motion blur
  • Review questions and answers
4 Working with Shape Layers
  • Getting started
  • Creating the composition
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating a self-animating shape
  • Duplicating a shape
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Animating a shape
  • Creating nulls from paths
  • Previewing the composition
  • Animating layers to match audio
  • Review questions and answers
5 Animating a Multimedia Presentation
  • Getting started
  • Using Creative Cloud 
  • Libraries in After Effects
  • Adjusting anchor points
  • Parenting layers
  • Precomposing layers
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • About solid-color layers
  • Animating precomposed layers
  • Animating the background
  • Adding an audio track
  • Supported audio file formats
  • Editing audio files in Adobe Audition
  • Review questions and answers
6 Animating Layers
  • Getting started
  • Preparing layered Photoshop files
  • About Photoshop layer styles
  • Simulating lighting changes
  • About expressions
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • About track mattes and traveling mattes
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Adding a video animation
  • Rendering the animation
  • Retiming the composition
  • Review questions and answers
7 Working with Masks
  • About masks
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • About mask modes
  • Creating a Bezier mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Zooming and panning by touch
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools
  • Adjusting the timing
  • Tips for creating masks
  • Trimming the work area
  • Review questions and answers
8 Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
  • Getting started
  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Stiffening an area
  • Squash and stretch
  • Animating pin positions
  • Recording animation
  • Act it out with Adobe Character Animator
  • Review questions and answers
9 Using the Roto Brush Tool
  • About rotoscoping
  • Getting started
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Editing Adobe Premiere Pro clips with After Effects
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Refine Soft Matte and Refine Hard Matte effects
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project
  • Tracking faces
  • Review questions and answers
10 Performing Color Correction
  • Getting started
  • Previewing your project on a video monitor
  • Adjusting color balance with levels
  • Adjusting color balance with Color Finesse 3
  • Replacing the background
  • Color-correcting using Auto Levels
  • Motion tracking the clouds
  • Replacing the sky in the second clip
  • Color grading
  • Cloning an object in a scene
  • Review questions and answers
11 Creating Motion Graphics Templates
  • Getting started
  • Preparing a master composition
  • Setting up a template
  • Creating an image slider
  • Fading a background image
  • Adding text properties to the Essential Graphics panel
  • Exporting the template
  • Using a Motion Graphics template in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Review questions and answers
12 Using 3D Features
  • Getting started
  • Creating 3D text
  • Using 3D views
  • Importing a background
  • Adding 3D lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Extruding text in After Effects
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite 
  • Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
  • Finishing the project
  • Save multiple takes in Cinema 4D
  • Review questions and answers
13 Working with the 3D Camera Tracker
  • About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
  • Getting started
  • Repairing rolling shutter distortions
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking a layer to a plane with a null object
  • Animating the text
  • Adjusting the camera’s depth of field
  • Rendering the composition
  • Review questions and answers
14 Advanced Editing Techniques
  • Getting started
  • Stabilizing a shot
  • Bicubic scaling
  • Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
  • Removing motion blur
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Moving and resizing the track points
  • Checking for drift
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • mocha for After Effects
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Understanding Particle Systems II properties
  • About high dynamic range (HDR) footage
  • Review questions and answers
15 Rendering and Outputting
  • Getting started
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • About compression
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Preparing movies for mobile devices
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Preparing a movie for broadcast output
  • Review questions and answers

This course is taught with Adobe After Effects 2018 Release materials.
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If you request to cancel or reschedule your registration 10 Business Days (M-F) or less days before the class start you will be charged 100% the course fee and will not be entitled to a refund. You have one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.

You cannot change your class location ten (10) Business days (M-F) or less before the class start because Certified Staffing Solutions has shipped training materials and provisioned resources. Location changes requested prior to that timeframe are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge.

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