This course is designed to provide an accessible introduction to After Effects for both novices and experienced users. You’ll start with the fundamentals, learning how to navigate the program so you can begin creating projects right away! As your skills grow, we’ll delve into more sophisticated features such as mastering workflow techniques, applying effects and presets animating text, constructing shape layers animations and showing off a multimedia presentation – all of which are guaranteed to take your projects up a notch!
Adobe After Effects enables you to add special effects and animation to graphics-related projects. After Effects teaches you to animate, alter, and composite media using various tools and special plugins. This program is the industry-standard software for motion-graphics pros, web designers and visual effect artists for video editing. In this course, students can learn how to use After Effects without having any prior knowledge of the program so both beginners and intermediate users will benefit from this course.
Module 1: Getting Started
- 1.1 Course Introduction
- 1.2 Keyboard Shortcuts
- 1.3 Keyboard Tips
- 1.4 Things to Do Before Starting
Module 3: Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
- 3.1 Importing Files from Bridge and Creating a New Composition
- 3.2 Horizontal Type Tool and Guides
- 3.3 Controls, Effects and Presets for Titles and Logos
Module 5: Working With Shape Layers
- 5.1 Create and Customize a Shape with Shape Tool
- 5.2 Self Animating Shape with a Wiggle Path (green marker)
- 5.3 Create and Customize a Shape with Pen Tool
- 5.4 Snap Layers
- 5.5 Animating Shape Layers with Path Operations
- 5.6 Creating Nulls from Paths
Module 7: Animating Photoshop Layers
- 7.1 Animating Change in Light
- 7.2 Animating Birds Flying with a Track Mat
- 7.3 Animating Shadows and Using Corner Pin
- 7.4 Adding a Lens Flare Effect
- 7.5 Render Composition and Retime
- 7.6 Use the Graph Editor to Remap Time
Module 9: Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
- 9.1 Puppet Position Pen Tool
- 9.2 Starch Pins
- 9.3 Manually Animate with Puppet Tool
- 9.4 Automate Animation Using Puppet Sketch Tool
Module 11: Performing Color Correction
- 11.1 Set up Composition and Use Levels to Start Balancing the Color
- 11.2 Basic Color Grading with Lumetri Color Effects
- 11.3 Use Basic Masking, Tracking and Keying to Replace the Background
- 11.4 Use an Adjustment Layer to Create a Global Color Effect
- 11.5 Gaussian Blur Effect
Module 2: Getting to Know the Workflow
- 2.1 General Interface and Starting a Project
- 2.2 Basic Title Animation Using Keyframes
- 2.3 Keyframe Interpolation and Keyframe Assistan
- 2.4 Renaming a Composition
- 2.5 Soloing a Layer for Individual Edits
- 2.6 Interface Continued: Tool bar, Timeline panel, Preferences, Workspaces
- 2.7 Render and Export
Module 4: Animating Text
- 4.1 Create and Stylize a Text Layer With the Characters and Paragraph Panels
- 4.2 Preview and Apply Text Animation Presets and Use Keyframes
- 4.3 Animate Layers Using Parenting
- 4.4 Editing and Animating Imported Photoshop Text
- 4.5 Install Fonts Using Adobe Fonts
Module 6: Animating a Multimedia Presentation
- 6.1 Animate Multiple Layers Using Parenting
- 6.2 Precomposing Layers
- 6.3 Keyframing a Motion Path
- 6.4 Animating a Character to Create Movement
- 6.5 Animating Precomposed Layers with Effects
Module 8: Working With Masks
- 8.1 Setup a Basic Mask
- 8.2 Refine and Apply Mask
- 8.3 Creating a Reflection with a Mask and Blending Modes
- 8.4 Create a Vignette
Module 10: Using the Roto Brush Tool
- 10.1 Extract Foreground Object from Background and Create a Mat
- 10.2 Touch Up a Mat with the Refine Edge Tool
- 10.3 Edit or Replace the Separated Background
Module 12: Creating Motion Graphics Templates
- 12.1 Add New Font with Adobe Fonts and Create a Title with Basic Effects
- 12.2 Using Adjustment Layers to Apply a Specific Effect
- 12.3 Use Essential Graphics Panel to Build Custom Controls and Share as a Template
- 12.4 Create Checkboxes to Toggle Visibility of a Background Image
- 12.5 Protect Portions of a Project from Time Stretching and Export Template
Modes of Learning
- Flashcards: Remember the “read and guess” games we used to play back then? Here’s to enhance what you learned. How does it work? A statement will be written on a flashcard, and you’ll need to guess the answer. Then flip it over to see if you answered it correctly. The cards continue, each with a random statement from the course that you took previously.
- Scatter: “Make Everything Disappear.” Turn the screen white and vanish it all but this time testing your knowledge and your time being monitored. Find the best match and click your way toward success. This brain teaser might give you a hard time! But education combined with games adds an element of fun to it.
- Learn: Here’s another. Read and choose the right answer. A game designed on a Multiple-Choice pattern. This kind of exercise boosts your confidence. When one option seems to be correct, you choose the other only for it to be the right option. The right option will welcome another statement, but don’t sweat! You are still learning.
- Speller: This fun-packed game is unique in its own way. Hear the term carefully and type it out on your screen. You think you are a pro at learning spellings of tricky terms. Test yourself out with this game. Could you hear it properly? If you could, were you able to write it?
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