Adobe Training Description|
You've probably worked with some design or video editing applications to create imagery, either static or animated. However, you now need to create more sophisticated video clips than you have before, either for broadcast or for the web. In this course, you'll use Adobe After Effects 7.0 to create high quality, two-dimensional motion graphics by combining multiple media files and effects.
Adobe Training Objective
You will create 2D compositions with sequenced media clips, layers with animation, transparency, and effects, and will render the output for either broadcast or Internet distribution.
Adobe Training Prerequisites
Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system, such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, etc. Students typically have experience using a video editing application, such as Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut Pro, as well as at least basic experience in graphics applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills by adding effects to video projects. Some students may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video
- Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor (multiprocessor recommended).
- 128 MB of RAM installed (256 MB or more recommended).
- 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation, plus 15 GB free space for course data.
- CD-ROM drive.
- DVD-ROM drive.
- 24-bit color display adapter.
- A sound card and speakers.
- For OpenGL support: Adobe After Effects supported OpenGL card.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- create a composition with media clips that play in a sequence.
- apply motion and animated effects to overlaying media elements.
- control the sequence and duration of footage items, as well as nested compositions within a composition.
- create transparency in layers with track mattes, masks, and stencils.
- integrate After Effects with other applications.
- render a project as a single file, with the settings that you choose
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2 or Home Edition.
- Adobe After Effects 7.0
- QuickTime 6.1
- Microsoft DirectX 8.1 software recommended
- Microsoft Windows XP
Adobe Training Course duration
Adobe Training Course outline
Lesson 1: Creating a Composite
Lesson 2: Animating Layers and Effects
- Topic 1A: Manage the Workspace
- Topic 1B: Create a Composition
- Topic 1C: Import Media
- Topic 1D: Create Layers from Footage Items
- Topic 1E: Position Layers in Time
Lesson 3: Sequencing Layers Precisely
- Topic 2A: Animate Transform Properties
- Topic 2B: Duplicate Properties
- Topic 2C: Control the Appearance of Vector Graphics
- Topic 2D: Create Animated Text
- Topic 2E: Apply Effects
- Topic 2F: Apply Text Animation Presets
- Topic 2G: Set Blending Modes for Layers
- Topic 2H: Create Solids
- Topic 2I: Use the Script Editor
Lesson 4: Creating Transparency
- Topic 3A: Replace the Footage Within a Layer
- Topic 3B: Set a Layer's In and Out Points
- Topic 3C: Slip Edit Layers
- Topic 3D: Control a Layer's Playback Rate
- Topic 3E: Loop a Footage Item
- Topic 3F: Nest Compositions
- Topic 3G: Pre-Compose Layers
Lesson 5: Integrating After Effects with Other Applications
- Topic 4A: Assign Track Mattes
- Topic 4B: Create Masks
Lesson 6: Outputting Video Files
- Topic 5A: Use Adobe Bridge
- Topic 5B: Integrate After Effects with Photoshop CS2
- Topic 5C: Integrate After Effects with Premiere Pro
Appendix A: Supported Media File Types
- Topic 6A: Create a Render Settings Template
- Topic 6B: Create an Output Module Template
- Topic 6C: Render a Composition
- Topic 6D: Export a Composition
Appendix B: Methods for Navigating in Time
Appendix C: Color Blending Modes
Appendix D: Effect Types