Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed byAdobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production.

    Adobe After Effects CC

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing the course the participant will be able to do:

    • Compsiting
    • Animation
    • Visual FX
    • Color corrections
    • Rendering

    Getting to know the interface of Adobe after Effects

    • Setting Up a project
    • Interface of after effects
    • Working with a footage in a project
    • Setting composition window
    • Timeline window
    • Layer window

    Importing footage and building composition

    • Method of importing images
    • Working with footage
    • Composition window in detail
    • Timeline window in detail

    Working with Text

    • 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
    • Exporting to Adobe Flash Professional

    Working with Shapes

    • Adding a shape layer
    • Creating custom shapes
    • Creating stars
    • Incorporating video and audio layers
    • Applying a Cartoon eff ect
    • Adding a title bar
    • Using Brainstorm to experiment


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

    Color Correction

    • Adjusting color balance
    • Replacing the background
    • Removing unwanted elements
    • Correcting a range of colors

    Working with 3D

    • Building a 3D object
    • Working with a null object
    • Working with 3D text
    • Creating a backdrop for 3D animation
    • Nesting a 3D composition.
    • Adding a camera
    • Completing the scene
    • Animating 3D objects
    • Adding refl ections to 3D objects
    • Animating a camera
    • Adjusting layer timing
    • Using 3D lights
    • Adding eff ects Adding motion blur

    Advanced Editing Techniques

    • Using motion stabilization
    • Using single-point motion tracking
    • Using multipoint tracking
    • Creating a particle simulation
    • Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect

    Rendering & Final Output

    • Creating templates for the rendering process
    • Creating templates for output modules
    • Exporting to diff erent output media