After Effects: Beginner

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Course Duration: 3 Days

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Create 2D animations
  • Work with layers
  • Apply effects
  • Work with masks & mattes
  • Use colour effectively
  • Export files

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Bring your vision to life with blockbuster visual effects and compelling motion graphics in Adobe After Effects Professional software. Work with sophisticated tools and enjoy tight integration with Adobe’s leading design applications while you deliver stunning work to virtually any media type.


A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills, looking to add effects to video projects. Some students may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This course is for people new to After Effects.


Projects undertaken

  • Social media adverts
  • Animated titles
  • Motion graphics
  • Infographics


  • Navigation
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Tools and panels
  • Terminology explained
  • The essential steps of animation


  • Keyframing and timing
  • Keyframe types
  • Keyframe Interpolation
  • Layer transform properties
  • Use solids
  • Switches and Modes
  • Pre-compose layers
  • Refine animations

Text animations

  • Animate text layers
  • Animation presets
  • Text animators
  • Range selectors


  • Apply effects
  • Edit, retime and re-order effects
  • Effect parameters
  • Colour correct videos


  • Explore mask types
  • Hide and reveal content
  • Use customs shapes and Pen tool for masks
  • Mask properties

Adjustment layers

  • Affect multiple objects
  • Apply and edit adjustment layers
  • Mask effects with adjustment layers


  • Link layers with parenting
  • Understand the benefits of parenting

Motion tracking

  • Track moving objects
  • Make content follow tracked objects
  • Stabilise motion


  • Add audio
  • Animate volume
  • Audio display options

3D layers

  • Convert to 3D layers
  • Use multiple views
  • Add cameras
  • Animate in 3D

Work with other Adobe programs

  • Import Photoshop files
  • Import Illustrator files
  • Round-trip between programs

Puppet Pin

  • Create a mesh and pins
  • Animate pins
  • Randomise movement of pins


  • Export with the Media Encoder
  • Export with the Render Queue
  • Understand codecs and file formats


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