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Adobe After Effects basic training. 2 day hands-on training. Cut It Training. Cost £349 + VAT

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Get up to speed fast with Adobe After Effects. Learn the basic concepts of working in After Effects to create exciting motion graphics and visual effects. This course will give you a good grounding in the fundamentals of After Effects, and the confidence to use it in a professional environment.


Day 1

Setting up a project

Using the Project window

Importing Media

Creating a New Composition

Composition Settings

Amending Composition Settings

Adding media to a composition


Using layers

Layer order

Turning layer visibility on and off

Soloing layers

Hiding layers

Locking Layers

Working with layers over time

Using the Timeline

Trimming layers

Animating layers independently

Using Text Layers

Using Shape layers

The Transform properties

Using Blend Modes

Animating Scale, position, Rotation Anchor Point, Opacity

Keyframe basics

Adding Keyframes,

Deleting Keyframes,

Moving Keyframes,

Amending Keyframe Values

Keyframe interpolation basics

Copying & pasting Keyframes

Adding Effects

Amending Effects

Effects Controls Tab

Keyframing & Animating effects

Adding Text

Amending & Formatting Text

Adding Text animation pre-sets

Retiming Text animation pre-sets

Using Layer styles

Adding Graphics

Turning a layer into a 3D layer

Moving and rotating in 3D

Understanding and creating Pre-Comps

Using Pre-Comps

Using a Track Matte

Using Alpha channels

Looping video footage

Rendering & exporting a final movie

Optimising for social media or Broadcast

Day 2

Round tripping with Adobe Premiere Pro

Importing Compositions into Premiere Pro

Dynamic Link

Exporting from Premiere Pro to After Effects

Importing layers from Photoshop

Importing Layered Illustrator Files

Turning Illustrator Files into editable vector graphics

Making Photoshop Text editable

Making Photoshop Layer Styles editable

Creating a path

Animating shapes along a Path


More about key frames

Further principles of key framing

Copying and pasting key frames

Key frame assistants

Time reverse key framing

Simultaneously editing multiple key frames

Using Parent and Child layers

Adding Motion Blur

Introduction to using mattes

Making layers react interactively

Motion Tracking

Shot stabilisation

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