New Toronto Group

Adobe After Effects: Creative Cloud 2015 Fundamentals New Toronto Group

Description

This class is aimed at videographers and animators with very little or no experience using Adobe After Effects. This class will take attendees through the wonderful world of motion graphics, with emphasis on text animation and usable effects that will change the way you look at After Effects. Adobe After Effects CC 2015 provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for compositing, animation and effects that motion-graphic professionals, visual effects artists, web designers and film and video professionals need. This course teaches you to composite layers in various ways, apply and combine sophisticated visual and audio effects and animate both objects and effects. 

NOTE: At NTG, we always try to teach the latest versions of Adobe software. However, if you haven't upgraded yet, you should know that all of our Creative Cloud After Effects classes cover features that will work in earlier versions of After Effects (including CS6, CS5.5, and CS5). The instructor will let you know if you are seeing something that is new to Creative Cloud and will refer to prior versions as well.

Cost

Duration

3 Days

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Certified Adobe After Effects CC 2015 Fundamentals Training Course

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Prerequisites

Because of the amount of material we cover in this class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operation of computers.

Outline

Lesson 1: Getting to know the Workflow

  • Getting started
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects 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

Lesson 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 effects to a layer
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition

Lesson 3: Animating Text

  • Getting started
  • About text layers
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Cleaning up the path animation
  • Animating a nontext layer along a motion path
  • Adding motion blur

Lesson 4: Working with Shape Layers

  • Getting started
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Creating stars
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Incorporating video and audio layers
  • Applying a Cartoon effect
  • Adding a title bar
  • Using Brainstorm to experiment

Lesson 5: Animating a Multimedia Presentation

  • Getting started
  • Animating the scenery using parenting
  • Adjusting an anchor point
  • Masking video using vector shapes
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • Creating an animated slide show
  • Adding an audio track
  • Zooming in for a final close-up

Lesson 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
  • Animating the clock
  • Retiming the composition

Lesson 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 color

Lesson 8: Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools

  • Getting started
  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Stiffening an area
  • Animating pin positions
  • Recording animation

Lesson 9: Using the Roto Brush Tool

  • 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

Lesson 10: Performing Color Correction

  • Getting started
  • Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing the background
  • Removing unwanted elements
  • Correcting a range of colors
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect

Lesson 11: Using 3D Features

  • Getting started
  • Creating 3D Text
  • Using 3D Views
  • Importing a background
  • Adding 3D Lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Repositioning layers
  • Adding a text layer
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite

Lesson 12: 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 realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking a layer to a plane with a null object
  • Animating the text
  • Adjusting the camera’s depth of field
  • Rendering the composition

Lesson 13: Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Getting started
  • Using Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect

Lesson 14: Rendering and Outputting

  • Getting started
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder