Learning Adobe After Effects CC 2014

Dive into animation and special effects using Adobe's powerful compositing tool to enhance and revitalize your videos.
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  • Lectures 94
  • Length 10 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This beginner-focused After Effects course will help you enter the world of creative effects and video compositing by giving you the fundamentals and going step by step through onscreen examples.

You will start by learning to understand the workspace and workflow of After Effects, then jump into learning how to create a new composition. From there, Jerron will show you how to import and organize footage, as well as work with compositions and arrange and adjust layers. This video tutorial also covers topics including animating layer transform properties, adding and animating effects, creating, editing, and animating text, shapes, and masks, and using track mattes. You will also learn how to use the roto brush, create 3D layers, create and animate cameras and lights, and create and animate 3D objects with Cinema 4D Lite. Finally, Jerron will teach you how to work with green screen footage, stabilize shaky video, set up a motion track, and use the graph editor.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using After Effects for your graphic design and video editing needs.

What are the requirements?

  • a working copy of Adobe After Effects CC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • utilize After Effects in a workflow with other Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • stabilize shaky video footage and make other touch-ups and corrections
  • create custom animations and effects that blend with live action video

What is the target audience?

  • anyone wanting to learn After Effects; no prior experience required.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
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Content Of The Course
Preview
08:10
Application System Requirements
Preview
05:18
Application Overview
03:19
How To Access Your Working Files
03:22
Locating Missing Media
05:13
New Features Overview
04:42
Section 2: Understanding The Workspace And Workflow
Understanding The Default AE Workspaces
10:05
After Effects Workflow And Sample Project Tour
14:03
Saving Custom Workspaces
10:03
Setting Application Preferences
07:02
Section 3: Introduction To Video Standards And Composition Settings
Understanding Compositions In After Effects
05:58
Creating A New Composition
07:35
Editing Composition Settings
06:47
Section 4: Importing - Organizing And Previewing Footage
Understanding After Effects Projects
04:24
Importing Video, Images, And Audio Files
05:38
Importing Photoshop And Illustrator Files
06:39
Organizing Footage In The Project Panel
08:23
Section 5: Working With Compositions And Arranging Layers
Understanding Layer Types
06:20
Working With Layers In A Composition
06:36
Adjusting Layer Blending Modes
06:37
Adjusting Layer Duration
05:44
Nesting Compositions And Pre-Composing
08:27
Section 6: Animating Layer Transform Properties
Setting The Layer Transform Properties
07:37
Animating The Position Property
05:48
Temporal Interpolation: Adding Easy Easing
06:49
Animating Scale And Rotation
07:02
Creating A Staggered Animation
06:20
Animating The Opacity Property
05:36
Animating The Volume Property
04:53
Previewing Compositions On The Timeline
05:47
Section 7: Adding Effects And Animating Them
Understanding Effects And Layer Styles
06:07
Adding Motion Blur
05:14
Adding Effects And Adjusting Effect Properties
08:12
Animating Effect Properties
07:01
Brainstorming An Animation
04:11
Adding Adjustment Layers
04:37
Adding Layer Styles
06:47
Section 8: Creating, Editing, And Animating Text
Creating Text Layers
06:15
Formatting Text Properties
09:46
Adding A Text Animation Preset
05:03
Modifying A Text Animation Preset
05:29
Saving A Text Animation Preset
05:25
Beyond Presets: Creating Your Own Text Animators
06:27
Creating And Animating Text On A Path
06:53
Section 9: Creating, Editing, And Animating Shapes
Understanding Shape Layers
06:27
Creating Simple Shapes
08:03
Creating Custom Shapes With The Pen Tool
08:08
Creating Shapes From Imported Illustrator Files And Text
03:58
Working With Shape Animators
06:29
Section 10: Creating, Editing, And Animating Masks
Understanding Mask Properties
04:56
Creating Masks With The Shape Tools
04:54
Creating Custom Masks With The Pen Tool
04:01
Animating Mask Paths
06:19
Section 11: Using Track Mattes - Stencils And Silhouettes
Creating Track Mattes
04:14
Matting Multiple Layers With A Stencil Or Silhouette
04:01
Section 12: Rotoscoping Footage With The Roto Brush
Masking Objects With The Roto Brush
07:35
Adjusting Roto Brush Options
04:13
Section 13: Creating 3D Layers From 2D Content
Understanding And Working In 3D Space
06:40
Animating Layer Transform: 3D Position
06:27
Animating Layer Transform: 3D Rotation
06:29
Using Layer Snapping In 3D Space
06:36
Section 14: Creating And Animating Cameras
Understanding And Creating Cameras
05:32
Editing And Animating Camera Transform Properties
05:54
Controlling A Cameras Depth Of Field
06:30
Section 15: Creating And Animating Lights
Adding Lights To A Composition
07:06
Creating And Controlling Shadows
07:24
Animating Light Properties
06:22
Section 16: Creating And Animating 3D Objects With Cinema 4D Lite
Creating A New Cinema 4D Project File
07:39
Texturing And Lighting 3D Objects In Cinema 4D Lite
07:35
Using The AE Camera With Cinema 4D Files
06:19
Exporting 3D Data From After Effects - Part 1
08:44
Exporting 3D Data From After Effects - Part 2
07:27
Section 17: Working With Green Screen Footage
Creating And Animating A Garbage Matte
04:25
Adding Keylight And Refining The Matte
08:28
Section 18: Stabilizing Video Footage
Using The Warp Stabilizer VFX
03:17
Understanding And Adjusting Warp Stabilizer VFX Properties
05:37
Section 19: Motion Tracking Video Footage
Setting Up A Motion Track
05:40
Adjusting Your Tracker Options
05:48
Applying Tracker Position Data
06:00
Section 20: Using The 3D Camera Tracker

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