Adobe Training Overview|
After Effects 5.0: Advanced (Windows) is a hands-on instruction book that presents advanced level concepts and techniques for animation, compositing, and special effects with Adobe After Effects 5.0.
Adobe Training Prerequisites
After Effects 5.0: Introduction : is a prerequisite. Most students will find a general graphics background and experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or Premiere helpful, although it is not required.
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Students will be able to use After Effects to add motion graphics and visual effects to film, video, multimedia, and Web projects.
Students enrolling in this course should be interested in creating movies that include 2D animation and visual effects.
You will need
- Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows ME.
- A Pentium II or faster processor (multiprocessor recommended).
- At least 128 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) (256 MB recommended).
- At least 120 MB of available hard disk space.
- A color monitor (1024 x 768 resolution, 24-bit color recommended).
- A CD-ROM drive.
- Apple QuickTime 4.1 (or later).
- A sound card capable of producing 16-bit Mono audio and speakers (internal or external).
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Adobe Training Course duration
- Import Photoshop files as compositions, preserving the structure and attributes of the layers.
- Time-remap source footage to create complex motion sequences with ease.
- Synchronize an audio layer with the motion of an animated mask.
- Apply effects to masked layers, use track mattes as video transitions, and adjust layer modes.
- Efficiently and effectively work with high-resolution footage to be output to film.
- Use Luma and Color keying to create background transparency in layers.
- Visually organize complex projects, interpret footage, and create templates for rendering movies.
Adobe Training Course outline
Lesson 1: Working With Photoshop Compositions
Lesson 2: Time-remapping
- Topic 1A: Importing Multi-layered Photoshop Files
- Topic 1B: Animating and Adding Effects to Photoshop Layers
- Topic 1C: Creating Natural Animation Using Motion Blur
Lesson 3: Creating Masks and Synchronizing Them WithAudio
- Topic 2A: Freezing the First or Last Frame of Video ina Layer
- Topic 2B: Varying the Speed of Motion in the Video Layer
- Topic 2C: Freezing Motion in the Middle of the Layer’sDuration
- Topic 2D: Making the Motion in a Video Layer Change Directionand Accelerate
Lesson 4: Masked Layers and Creating Track Mattes
- Topic 3A: Previewing Audio
- Topic 3B: Audio Waveforms and Layer Markers
- Topic 3C: Creating and Animating Mask Shapes in the LayerWindow
Lesson 5: Working With High-resolution Film Footage
- Topic 4A: Applying Effects to Layer Masks
- Topic 4B: Using Illustrator Files as Track Mattes
- Topic 4C: Video Transitions as Track Mattes
Lesson 6: Using Keying Effects to Create Transparency
- Topic 5A: Customizing Preference Settings and the Creationof a Timecode Effect
- Topic 5B: Prerendering and Editing Nested Compositions
- Topic 5C: Creating a Timecode Effect
Lesson 7: Managing Projects in After Effects
- Topic 6A: Using the Luma Key Effect
- Topic 6B: Creating the Lens Flare QuickTime Movie
- Topic 6C: Importing a Project, Copying the Motion Keyframes,and Adding a Drop Shadow
- Topic 7A: Organizing Your Project With Flowchart View
- Topic 7B: Understanding and Changing Default RenderingOrder
- Topic 7C: Understanding Interlaced and Non-interlacedVideo, and Interpreting Footage in After Effects
- Topic 7D: Creating a Rendering Template