Adobe After Effects CC (2020) Course

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Adobe After Effects TrainingAdobe After Effects CC (2020)

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 3 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1330/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: Adobe After Effects


Adobe After Effects Training
This 3-day course teaches students step-by-step key techniques for working efficiently in After Effects and delivering in the widest possible range of media types. In addition to the key elements of the After Effects interface, new features and techniques will be covered. 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, removing unwanted objects, and correcting color. Learn to create 3D content with both After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D Lite.

Adobe Versions That Can Attend: CC 2020, 2019, 2018, & 2017 (Microsoft Windows PC or Macintosh)
Course Taught With: CC version 2020 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware
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  Public Classes - Live Online at Your Location or OursHow It Works

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend from your home or work or in one of our local computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

  • A real, live instructor teaching you from another location
  • Hands-on learning with the software/skills you are being taught
  • Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
  • Any needed software for class provided in online lab environment
  • Easy assistance from the instructor

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  Group Classes for Organizations - Onsite or Online How It Works

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.  

  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session

  Detailed Course Topics

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Course Topics

1 GETTING TO KNOW THE WORKFLOW
Getting started
Creating a project and importing footage
Creating a composition and arranging layers
Adding eects and modifying layer properties
Animating the composition
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
Review questions and answers

2 CREATING A BASIC ANIMATION USING EFFECTS AND PRESETS
Getting started
Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
Creating a new composition
Working with imported Illustrator layers
Applying eects to a layer
Applying an animation preset
Previewing the eects
Adding transparency
Rendering the composition
Review questions and answers

3 ANIMATING TEXT
Getting started
About text layers
Installing a font using Adobe Fonts
Creating and formatting point text
Using a text animation preset
Animating with scale keyframes
Animating using parenting
Animating imported Photoshop text
Animating type tracking
Animating text opacity
Using a text animator group
Animating a layer’s position
Timing layer animations
Adding motion blur
Review questions and answers

4 WORKING WITH SHAPE LAYERS
Getting started
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
Review questions and answers

5 ANIMATING A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION
Getting started
Adjusting anchor points
Parenting layers
Precomposing layers
Keyframing a motion path
Animating additional elements
Applying an effect
Animating precomposed layers
Animating the background
Adding an audio track
Review questions and answers

6 ANIMATING LAYERS
Getting started
Simulating lighting changes
Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
Animating movement in the scenery
Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
Animating the shadows
Adding a lens flare effect
Adding a video animation
Rendering the animation
Retiming the composition
Review questions and answers

7 WORKING WITH MASKS
About masks
Getting started
Creating a mask with the Pen tool
Editing a mask
Feathering the edges of a mask
Replacing the content of the mask
Adding a reflection
Creating a vignette
Adjusting the timing
Trimming the work area
Review questions and answers

8 DISTORTING OBJECTS WITH THE PUPPET TOOLS
Getting started
About the Puppet tools
Adding Position pins
Adding Advanced and Bend pins
Stiffening an area
Animating pin positions
Using the Puppet tools to animate video
Recording animation
Review questions and answers

9 USING THE ROTO BRUSH TOOL
About rotoscoping
Getting started
Creating a segmentation boundary
Fine-tuning the matte
Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
Changing the background
Adding animated text
Outputting your project
Review questions and answers

10 PERFORMING COLOR CORRECTION
Getting started
Adjusting color balance with levels
Adjusting color with the Lumetri Color effect
Replacing the background
Color-correcting using Auto Levels
Motion tracking the clouds
Replacing the sky in the second clip
Color grading
Review questions and answers

11 CREATING MOTION GRAPHICS TEMPLATES
Getting started
Preparing a master composition
Setting up a template
Adding properties to the Essential Graphics panel
Providing image options
Protecting the timing of a section
Exporting the template
Review questions and answers

12 USING 3D FEATURES
Getting started
Creating 3D text
Using 3D views
Importing a background
Adding 3D lights
Adding a camera
Extruding text in After Effects
Working with Cinema 4D Lite
Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
Finishing the project
Review questions and answers

13 WORKING WITH THE 3D CAMERA TRACKER
About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
Getting started
Tracking the footage
Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
Creating additional text elements
Locking an image to a plane with a solid layer
Tidying the composition
Adding a final object
Creating realistic shadows
Adding ambient light
Adding an effect
Previewing the composition
Review questions and answers

14 ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES
Getting started
Stabilizing a shot
Using single-point motion tracking
Using multipoint tracking
Creating a particle simulation
Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect
Review questions and answers

15 RENDERING AND OUTPUTTING
Getting started
About rendering and output
Exporting using the Render Queue
Creating templates for the Render Queue
Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
Review questions and answers

APPENDIX: GENERAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
APPENDIX: CUSTOMIZING KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
INDEX
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Public Class Format

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led live online training you attend either from your home/work location or in one of our computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with you like in a traditional classroom.


Quality Instructors

Our instructors have many years of experience teaching adult learners in person and online.

Complete Lab Environment

Access to software required is provided in a lab environment during class.

Hands-on Learning

Most classes are not all lecture - you can learn by actually doing.


Small Classes

You get more attention from the instructor and classes flow more smoothly.

Post-Class Lab Access*

Access practice lab environment for 180 days after most classes*.


Low Cancellation Rate

Most classes run as scheduled.



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Group Training

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.

How Group Training Works





  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Each student receives a Course Manual with Practice Files (Materials provided before the class date)
  • If a course has a hands‐on lab, we provide access to the configured course software and files.
    (Requires a high‐speed internet connection and certain open ports on your firewall. You can perform a Connection Assessment Test here)
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session
  • Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  • Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily

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Adobe After Effects CC (2020) Class Reviews

Here are a sample of Adobe After Effects class reviews from past students that have attended our Adobe After Effects training courses.



This 3-day course teaches students step-by-step key techniques for working efficiently in After Effects and delivering in the widest possible range of media types. In addition to the key elements of the After Effects interface, new features and techniques will be covered. 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, removing unwanted objects, and correcting color. Learn to create 3D content with both After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D Lite.

Adobe Versions That Can Attend: CC 2020, 2019, 2018, & 2017 (Microsoft Windows PC or Macintosh)
Course Taught With: CC version 2020 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.71 out of 5 from 9 students

4.66 out of 5

Very informative class, gave me an overall understanding of the program and the possibilities it has to offer.


- attended our Adobe After Effects CC (2018) class

5.00 out of 5

It was a great experience for me as a beginner user. Looking forward to get more involved and take more training in the future.


- attended our Adobe After Effects CC (2018) class

4.44 out of 5

Ali Greene did a great job. I'll be taking a Premiere course (hopefully with him) in the near future.


- attended our Adobe After Effects CC (2019) class

4.87 out of 5


- attended our Adobe After Effects CC (2019) class

4.11 out of 5


- attended our Adobe After Effects CC (2019) class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Adobe After Effects CC (2018) class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Adobe After Effects CC (2018) class

4.35 out of 5


- attended our After Effects CS6/CC class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our After Effects CS6/CC class



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