After Effects Training Course – Intro

Adobe After Effects Training Course – Intro

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018).

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

After Effects Introduction Training Course Description:

Our hands-on, two-day After Effects Introduction training course is for creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC (2018 release). Learn how to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience animating text and images, customizing a wide range of effects, tracking and syncing content, rotoscoping, and correcting color.

Prerequisites for Attending After Effects Introduction:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles that Use After Effects:

Animators
Film and Video Professionals
Motion-Graphics Professionals
Visual Effects Artists
Web Designers

Projects that Use After Effects:

Animation
Video Compositing
Motion Graphics Design
Digital Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Locations for After Effects Introduction:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for After Effects Introduction:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

After Effects Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

After Effects Introduction Training Course Reviews:

“Once again another superb experience here at Think Big. An amazing, with a never ending knowledge base of the Adobe software package.” – Matthew M. – Department of Defense

“The instructor made the topic easier to understand. I felt much more comfortable with After Effects once the course was done. The instructor was completely thorough when explaining each lesson and had an answer to every question.” – Frederick P. – Bureau of Economic Analysis

“The entire experience of educational training from Think B!G was top notch, beginning to end. Everything from registration to lunch, to the After Effects class itself is top-notch.” – Alex B. – Tissue Banks International

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Related Training and Certification Courses:

After Effects Advanced
Premiere Pro Advanced
Premiere Pro Intro
Premiere Pro ACA Training & Certification Pack
Audition
Videography Fundamentals
DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training BootCamp
Storytelling & Script Writing for Video Production
Video Production Lighting Techniques
Audio Recording Fundamentals

Adobe After Effects Training Course Outline

1. Getting to Know the Workflow
About the After Effects work area
Creating a project and importing footage
Creating a composition and arranging layers
About layers
Adding effects and modifying layer properties
Animating the composition
About the Tools panel
About timecode and duration
About the Timeline panel
Previewing your work
Optimizing performance in After Effects
Rendering and exporting your composition
Customizing workspaces
Controlling the brightness of the user interface
Finding resources for using After Effects

2. Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
Creating a new composition
Working with imported Illustrator layers
Applying effects to a layer
Applying and controlling effects
Applying an animation preset
Previewing the effects
Adding transparency
Rendering the composition

3. Animating Text
About text layers
Installing a font using Typekit
Creating and formatting point text
Using a text animation preset
Animating with scale keyframes
Animating using parenting
Animating imported Photoshop text
About parent and child layers
Animating type tracking
Animating text opacity
Using a text animator group
About text animator groups
Animating a layer’s position
Timing layer animations
Adding motion blur

4. Working with Shape Layers
Creating the composition
Adding a shape layer
Creating a self-animating shape
Duplicating a shape
Creating custom shapes
Positioning layers with snapping
Animating a shape
Creating nulls from paths
Previewing the composition
Animating layers to match audio

5. Animating a Multimedia Presentation
Using Creative Cloud Libraries in After Effects
Adjusting anchor points
Parenting layers & Precomposing layers
Keyframing a motion path
Animating additional elements
Applying an effect
About solid-color layers
Animating precomposed layers
Animating the background
Adding an audio track
Supported audio file formats
Editing audio files in Adobe Audition

6. Animating Layers
Preparing layered Photoshop files
About Photoshop layer styles
Simulating lighting changes
About expressions
Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
Animating movement in the scenery
Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
About track mattes and traveling mattes
Animating the shadows
Adding a lens flare effect
Adding a video animation
Rendering the animation & Retiming the composition

7. Working with Masks
About masks
Creating a mask with the Pen tool
Editing a mask
About mask modes
Creating a Bezier mask
Feathering the edges of a mask
Replacing the content of the mask
Zooming and panning by touch
Adding a reflection
Creating a vignette
Using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools
Adjusting the timing
Tips for creating masks
Trimming the work area

 

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Watch the video from Adobe below to learn more about After Effects (This is just an informational video & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted).

Adobe After Effects Training Course Reviews From Our Students

“I really enjoyed this class, it was very informative. The facilities are excellent, and the staff and instructor have been enormously helpful. I feel quite a bit more confident about using After Effects having taken this introductory class, and am excited to apply it to my work.”– Krissy M. – Inovalon

“I learn much better in a classroom than I do from online tutorials, so this is a great fit. I love the one-one-one support as well as meeting other people.” – Jill S.

“The courses at ThinkBig are excellent!!! The entire experience is wonderful. The staff is handpicked and they are the nicest people in the world. The training is great and the provided lunch and breakfast is simply the best. I will definitely be back for more future training.” – Andrea B.

Great training course if you want to understand the basics of After Effects. After the course you’ll have the tools necessary to expand your skill set on your own.” – Eli Z., AAMC

“I would definitely recommend this After Effects training to a colleague because the class can be tailored to use real life work examples. You can go more in depth into projects that you might use more often and practice so you can have the basics to perform a task and even if it doesn’t cover something, you have more of an idea of where you need to go to find a solution.” – Jade W. – TeleCommunication Systems

“I will definitely be back for more training. The ease and flexibility of doing online After Effects training was great as I was able to be both present at work and simultaneously “in the classroom.” Great job Think Big and a truly amazing instructor!”- Changa B. Georgetown University

“I had been using After Effects for a few months, but It helped me quickly get to the next level. It also helped solve some small problems I was having.” – Scott W.

“The facility is great, the screen that shows the instructor’s window is huge and visible from anywhere in the room, and my instructor was very knowledgeable. It helps that he is a working professional in the field, so he knows what tools and pieces of information are important. If you want to be taught by a working professional, Think Big is the spot. I loved my After Effects class – I’m looking to blow them away at work with my new skill set.” – Bemnet Y. – USA today

“I had an amazing training experience and I’m confident I can use the After Effects software on my own – and actually know what I’m doing!” – Sasha L. – Kaiser Permanente

“Instructor was knowledgable, friendly, and engaging. Unlike many other Adobe training classes that I’ve taken from other providers, my eyes were not glazing over. That might have something to do with the product in question, but regardless, I thought it was very worthwhile. Most importantly, I now feel quite comfortable with After Effects, which prior to this training seemed quite intimidating.” – David J. -U.S. Energy Information Administration

“Staff here are/were VERY!!!! friendly and helpful… My teacher is/was the BEST…. Seriously! Great attitude, fun not boring…. had no problem answering ANY question… good at teaching… Just GREAT! Nothing more to say… this has been one of the BEST places I’ve taken class.. I will be back!” – Gerald S. – Federal Reserve Board

“I received a comprehensive overview of After Effects, with subjects including how to create compositions and pre-compositions, how to add and animate media using various effect tools, how to adjust presets, and a brief overview of Cinema 4D. Even though I had some very basic knowledge of After Effects, this course made it so I can truly get the most out of the software. There are many tools in After Effects, and I was given a thorough run down of each one, and even the shortcuts for these features. This course will help me create more polished looking and professional graphics at my place of work.” – Jessica W. – James Madison University

“Once again another superb experience here at Think Big. Sean is an incredible instructor, with a never ending knowledge base of the Adobe software package.” – Matthew M. – Department of Defense

“The instructor made the topic easier to understand. I felt much more comfortable with After Effects once the course was done. The instructor was completely thorough when explaining each lesson and had an answer to every question.” – Frederick P. – Bureau of Economic Analysis

“The entire experience of educational training from Think B!G was top notch, beginning to end. Everything from registration to lunch, to the After Effects class itself is top-notch.” – Alex B. – Tissue Banks International

“I would recommend this training for anyone who wants to learn how to do creative effects and animations… Really enjoyed the class and the learning environment.” –Maggie D., A-TEK Inc.

“This course has thoroughly helped me understand the basic tools within After Effects to create text/image animations in a way that will be entertaining and interactive for my displays.” –Tatiana H., Peterson Companies

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After Effects - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
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Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

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After Effects - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

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After Effects - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

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