Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC

Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

After Effects CC software lets you deliver cinematic visual effects and motion graphics faster than ever before with new Global Performance Cache. Extend your creativity with built-in text and shape extrusion, new mask feathering options. Get into motion graphics - come learn what After Effects CC can do!

Next Class Dates

Mar 19, 2018 – Mar 21, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
May 21, 2018 – May 23, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Jul 23, 2018 – Jul 25, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018

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Intended Audience for this Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC Course

  • » Video, animation and graphics professionals who need a working knowledge of Adobe After Effects CC.

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Course Prerequisites for Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC

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Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC Course Objectives

  • » Fundamentals of Motion Graphics
  • » Getting to Know the Workflow
  • » Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
  • » Animating Text
  • » Working with Shape Layers
  • » Animating Multimedia Presentation
  • » Working with Masks
  • » Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
  • » Other Effects
  • » Rendering and Outputting

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Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC Course Outline

      1. Fundamentals of Motion Graphics
        1. RGB Color Model
        2. Frame size
        3. Resolution
        4. Pixel aspect ratio
        5. Alpha channels
        6. Frame rate
        7. Time code
        8. Interpreting footage
      2. Getting to Know the Workflow
        1. About the After Effects work area
        2. Creating a project and importing footage
        3. Creating a composition and arranging layers
        4. About layers
        5. Adding effects and modifying layer properties
        6. Animating the composition
        7. About the Tools panel
        8. About timecode and duration
        9. About the Timeline panel
        10. Precomposing
        11. Previewing your work
        12. Optimizing performance in After Effects
        13. Rendering and exporting your composition
        14. Customizing workspaces
        15. Controlling the brightness of the user interface
        16. Finding resources for using After Effects
      3. Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
        1. Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
        2. Creating a new composition
        3. Importing video clips
        4. Importing a sequence of stills -Importing multilayered photoshop and illustrator files
        5. Pan Behind tool for layers
        6. Creating a new composition
        7. Applying effects to a layer
        8. Applying and controlling effects
        9. Applying an animation preset
        10. Changing parameters globally
        11. Creating keyframes
        12. Temporal and spatial Interpolation
        13. Roving in time for spatial properties
        14. Previewing the effects
        15. Adding transparency
        16. Rendering the composition
      4. Animating Text
        1. About text layers
        2. Installing a font using Typekit
        3. Creating and formatting point text
        4. Creating and formatting paragraph text
        5. Using a text animation preset
        6. Animating with scale keyframes
        7. Animating imported Photoshop text
        8. Animating type tracking
        9. Animating text opacity
        10. Using a text animator group
        11. About text animator groups
        12. Animating a layer's position
        13. Animating a range
        14. Adding motion blur
      5. Working with Shape Layers
        1. Adding a shape layer
        2. Creating custom shapes
        3. Creating stars
        4. Default properties of shape layers
        5. Add properties
        6. Creating Groups
        7. Stack your shapes & properties
      6. Animating Multimedia Presentation
        1. Using Creative Cloud Libraries in After Effects
        2. Adjusting anchor points
        3. Parenting layers
        4. Precomposing layers
        5. Keyframing a motion path
        6. Animating additional elements
        7. Applying an effect
        8. About solid-color layers
        9. Animating precomposed layers
        10. Animating the background
        11. Adding an audio track
        12. Supported audio file formats
      7. Working with Masks
        1. About masks
        2. Creating a mask with the Pen tool
        3. Editing a mask
        4. About mask modes
        5. Creating a Bezier mask
        6. Feathering the edges of a mask
        7. Replacing the content of the mask
        8. Using masks from Illustrator and Photoshop
        9. Masks for spatial keyframes
        10. Pan Behind tool for masks
        11. Zooming and panning by touch
        12. Adding a reflection
        13. Creating a vignette
        14. Using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools
        15. Adjusting the timing
        16. Tips for creating masks
        17. Trimming the work area
      8. Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools
        1. About the Puppet tools
        2. Adding Deform pins
        3. Defining areas of overlap
        4. Stiffening an area
        5. Animating pin positions
        6. Squash and stretch
        7. Recording animation
        8. Act it out with Adobe Character Animator
      9. Other Effects
        1. Time remapping
        2. Motion sketch
        3. The smoother
        4. The wiggler
        5. Auto orient
        6. Splitting a layer
        7. Adjustment layers
        8. Time remapping
      10. Rendering and Outputting
        1. Creating templates for the Render Queue
        2. About compression
        3. Exporting using the Render Queue
        4. Preparing movies for mobile devices
        5. Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
        6. Preparing a movie for broadcast output

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Beata B.
- Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
- A.A.S. in Commercial Art - Computer Graphics Specialization.
- Graphic Designer Specialist, including advanced photo retouching and color correction, masking, realistic photo collages, preparation of complex digital files for commercial output, digital illustration and complex vector graphics

Bio:

Beata Bogaczewicz is a highly accomplished, results driven Graphic Designer and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), bringing over fourteen years of combined graphic design, creative production, technical training and project management experience. She is an Adobe Certified Expert with a multitude of Adobe certifications including Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert and Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert.

Her signature teaching style involves breaking down complex topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner. She not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. Her hands on approach makes memorizing effortless while promoting creative thinking.
Carmille A.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.

Bio:

Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.

Bio:

Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.

Bio:

Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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