Adobe After Effects Training - Weekend

Level: Beginner

Duration: 2 days

Cost: £345

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Overview of the course
Learn Adobe After Effects over a weekend and start creating outstanding motion graphics right away! Want to learn Adobe After Effects, but don’t have the time to attend our regular courses during the week? Then After Effects Weekend is certainly for you!

During this two-day weekend course, our Adobe certified instructors will teach you the fundamentals of this outstanding motion graphics application. You will familiarise yourself with the interface, learn all about keyframes and animation, understand how to animate text, work with masks and more! The duration and the outline of this course is exactly the same as After Effects – Beginner, but the price is reduced and it is only available over the weekends. Whether you are a student, or an employee who is working full-time, you can take advantage of this weekend course to learn all the essential After Effects skills you need.

This course is for…
Students and full-time employees, who do not have the time during the week to attend one of our scheduled courses. The content of the course is suitable for those who are just starting off their image manipulation journey. Even if you have some experience in using this application, you will certainly find this class useful, as it will help you rid yourself from some of the bad habits you might have picked up over time.

Prerequisites
You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About the application
Adobe After Effects is one of the most powerful digital motion graphics and compositing applications out there. It is mainly used to create 2D, 2.5D, and 3D animations, title sequences, visual effects, colour correction, and compositing by filmmakers and broadcasters. With its ability to integrate seamlessly with other applications, After Effects is an invaluable tool for any motion designer.

Introduction to After Effects
  • Understanding the basics of motion graphics
  • Some useful terminology
  • Welcome screen
  • Tools and panels
Importing Assets
  • Working with layered files
  • Different file types
  • Creating compositions
Integration with Adobe’s Design Products
  • Working with Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator
  • Importing AI/PS files and available options
Basic Animation Concepts
  • Layer transform properties
  • Timing and keyframing
  • Motion paths
  • Layer orientation
Working with Effects
  • Introduction to effects
  • Effect parameters
  • Re-ordering effects
  • Disabling effects

Working with Audio

  • Adding audio
  • Different formats
  • Previewing audio
  • Audio effects
Linking Different Layers
  • Parenting
  • Using the pick-whip
  • Pre-composing
  • Swithces and modes
Working with Masks
  • Creating a simple mask
  • Custom shape tools
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Handles and bezier curves
  • Mask properties
 
Working with Masks
  • Creating a simple mask
  • Using custom shapes
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Handles and bezier curves
  • Mask properties
Adjustment Layers
  • Creating and using Adjustment Layers
  • Advantages and limitations
Rotoscoping
  • Separating the foreground from the background
  • Animating masks
  • Using the Roto Brush Tool
Motion Tracking
  • Understanding how motion tracking works
  • Stabilising motion
  • Applying tracking data to another layer
Text Animation
  • Working with text layers
  • Animation presets
  • Using text animators
  • Range selectors
Animating Vector Files
  • Using the Puppet Pin Tool
  • Creating a mesh
  • Keyframing puppet pins
Exporting
  • Understanding the Render Queue and its properties
  • Different file formats
  • Codecs
  • Exporting for different platforms

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.