Adobe After Effects 2020


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Adobe After Effects 2020

| Total Course Video Hours: 8 Hrs 7 Min
|  Videos: 56
|  Course Access: 12 Months Unlimited Access
|  Study Method: Online Video Lessons
|  Course Type: Certificate Course
|  Award: Cyber Studies Institute

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Adobe After Effects enables you to add special effects and animation to graphics-related projects. After Effects can help you animate, alter, and composite media through the use of various tools and special plugins. After Effects is the industry-standard software for motion-graphics pros, web designers and visual effect artists for video editing.

Students will learn how to use After Effects without having any prior knowledge of the program. Both beginners and intermediate users will benefit from this course. Our instructor, Mark Sullivan, will walk you through the very basics of the program and show you how to navigate the software. After that, he will continue on to more advanced features such as:

  • Getting to know the workflow
  • Creating a basic animation using effects and presets
  • Animating text
  • Working with shape layers
  • Animating a multimedia presentation
  • Animating layers
  • Working with masks
  • Distorting objects with the puppet tool
  • Using the roto brush tool
  • Performing color correction
  • Creating motion graphics templates
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Course Outline:
Module 1: Getting Started
1. Course Introduction
2. Keyboard Shortcuts
3. Keyboard Tips
4. Things to Do Before Starting


Module 2: Getting to Know the Workflow
1. General Interface and Starting a Project
2. Basic Title Animation using Keyframes
3. Keyframe Interpolation and Keyframe Assistant
4. Renaming a Composition
5. Soloing a Layer for Individual Edits
6. Interface Continued: Toolbar, Timeline Panel, Preferences, Workspaces
7. Render and Export


Module 3: Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
1. Importing Files from Bridge and Creating a New Composition
2. Horizontal Type Tool and Guides
3. Controls, Effects and Presets for Titles and Logos


Module 4: Animating Text
1. Create and Stylize a Text Layer with Characters and Paragraph Panels
2. Preview and Apply Text Animation Presets and Use Keyframes
3. Animate Layers Using Parenting
4. Editing and Animating Imported Photoshop Text
5. Install Fonts Using Adobe Fonts


Module 5: Working with Shape Layers
1. Create and Customize a Shape with Shape Tool
2. Self-Animating Shape with a Wiggle Path (green marker)
3. Create and Customize a Shape with Pen Tool
4. Snap Layers
5. Animating Shapes Layers with Path Operations
6. Creating Nulls from Paths


Module 6: Animating a Multimedia Presentation
1. Animate Multiple Layers Using Parenting
2. Precomposting Layers
3. Keyframing a Molton Path
4. Animating a Character to Create Movement
5. Animating Precomposed Layers with Effects


Module 7: Animating Photoshop Layers
1. Animating Change in Light
2. Animating Birds Flying with a Track Mat
3. Animating Shadows and Using Corner Pin
4. Adding a Lens Flare Effect
5. Render Compositing and Retime
6. Use the Graph Editor to Remap Time


Module 8: Working with Masks
1. Setup a Basic Mask
2. Refine and Apply Mask
3. Creating a Reflection with a Mask and Blending Modes
4. Create a Vignette


Module 9: Distorting Objects with Puppet Tools
1. Puppet Positing Pen Tool
2. Starch Pins
3. Manually Animate with Puppet Tool
4. Automate Animation Using Puppet Sketch Tool


Module 10: Using the Roto Brush Tool
1. Extract Foreground Object from Background and Create a Mat
2. Touch Up a Mat with the Refine Edge Tool
3. Edit or Replace the Separated Background


Module 11: Performing Color Correction
1. Set up Composition and Use Levels to Start Balancing the Color
2. Basic Color Grading with Lumetri Color Effects
3. Use Basic Marketing, Tracking and Keying to Replace the Background
4. Use and Adjustment Layer to Create a Global Color Effect
5. Gaussian Blur Effect


Module 12: Creating Motion Graphics Templates
1. Add New Font with Adobe Fonts and Create a Title with Basic Effects
2. Using Adjustment Layers to Apply a Specific Effect
3. Use Essential Graphics Panel to Build Custom Controls and Share as a Template
4. Create Checkboxes to Toggle Visibility of a Background Image
5. Protect Portions of a Project from Time Stretching and Export Template

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