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    Following the acquisition of its former arch-rival Macromedia, Adobe Inc. has assumed a place of unrivalled dominance in the fields of multimedia, graphic and print production. In many of these domains, Adobe products are the technology-defining industry standards. These include:

    • Photoshop, InDesign, Fireworks and Illustrator to create and manipulate documents and images;
    • ColdFusion and Content Server for database management and server requirements;
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    • FrameMaker for authoring documents and creating efficient, reusable templates;
    • Acrobat, for creation of Portable Document Format (PDF), the industry standard for portable content;
    • Dreamweaver and Adobe Contribute for Web design;
    • Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects for Video editing and visual effects.
    • RoboHelp for providing context-sensitive Help internal to the application;
    • and finally Adobe Captivate for the creation of eLearning software.

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Introduction to After Effects Creative Cloud (CC) Training

Course duration

  • 3 days

Course Benefits

  • Get familiar with the After Effects CC work area.
  • Learn to create and understand Comps.
  • Learn to work with Keyframes.
  • Learn Layers, Effects, and Modes.
  • Learn about keyframing.
  • Learn to work with groups of objects using Parenting and Nesting.

Course Outline

  1. Getting to Know the Workflow
    1. About the After Effects Work Area
    2. Getting Started
    3. Creating a Project and Importing Footage
    4. Creating a Composition and Arranging Layers
    5. About Layers
    6. Adding Effects and Modifying Layer Properties
    7. Animating the Composition
    8. About the Tools Panel
    9. About Timecode and Duration
    10. Previewing Your Work
    11. Optimizing Performance in After Effects
    12. Rendering and Exporting Your Composition
    13. Customizing Workspaces
    14. Controlling the Brightness of the User Interface
    15. Finding Resources for Using After Effects
  2. Creating A Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets
    1. Importing Footage Using Adobe Bridge
    2. Creating a New Composition
    3. Working with Imported Illustrator Layers
    4. Applying Effects to a Layer
    5. Applying and Controlling Effects
    6. Applying an Animation Preset
    7. Previewing the Effects
    8. Adding Transparency
    9. Rendering the Composition
  3. Animating Text
    1. About Text Layers
    2. Installing a Font Using Typekit
    3. Creating and Formatting Point Text
    4. Using a Text Animation Preset
    5. Animating with Scale Keyframes
    6. Animating Using Parenting
    7. About Parent and Child Layers
    8. Animating Imported Photoshop Text
    9. Animating Type Tracking
    10. Animating Text Opacity
    11. Using a Text Animator Group
    12. About Text Animator Groups
    13. Animating a Layer's Position
    14. Timing Layer Animations
    15. Adding Motion Blur
  4. Working with Shape Layers
    1. Adding a Shape Layer
    2. Creating Custom Shapes
    3. Duplicating Shapes
    4. Duplicating and Modifying a Composition
    5. Positioning Layers with Snapping
    6. Adding Compositions to a 3D Project
    7. Adding the Finishing Touches
  5. Animating a 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
    13. Editing Audio Files in Adobe Audition

Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Follow-on Courses
Since its founding in 1995, InterSource has been providing high quality and highly customized training solutions to clients worldwide. With over 500 course titles constantly updated and numerous course customization and creation possibilities, we have the capability to meet your I.T. training needs.
Instructor-led courses are offered via a live Web connection, at client sites throughout Europe, and at our Geneva Training Center.