Adobe After Effect

Adobe After Effect Training in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi

Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software published by Adobe Systems, used in the post-production process of film-making and television production. Its main uses are the origination of 2D animation, visual effects compositing and finishing (image adjustment, color correction, etc…).

Course Outline:

Welcome to After Effects

  • What is AE
  • Project structure
  • Interface and palettes
  • Workspaces

Introducing animation

  • Essential techniques and a first After Effects project

Animation techniques

  • About key frames
  • Anchor point essentials
  • Composition basics
  • Starting a project, creating folders
  • Importing footage; alpha channels
  • Creating a new composition
  • Adding Layers to the Comp panel
  • Changing property values
  • Animating Position, the motion path
  • Previewing the animation
  • Navigating between keyframes
  • Managing the comp view; zooming
  • Applying Easy Ease In
  • Adding the foreground layers
  • Duplicating and replacing layers
  • More precise placement; snapping and grids
  • Adding solid layers
  • Applying, copying, and pasting effects
  • Dragging footage to the Timeline panel
  • Editing motion paths, spatial keyframe types
  • Animating scale, rotation, and opacity

Layer control

  • Move, trim and slip
  • Split and sequence
  • Looping footage
  • Image sequences
  • Frame rate and time stretch
  • Blending modes, effects and solids

Effects overview

  • Finding and applying effects
  • Effects animation and animation presets
  • Adjustment layers
  • Layer styles

Working with transparency

  • Masks and mask animation
  • Masking with the pen tool
  • First vertex and path effects
  • Multiple masks and opacity
  • Rotobezier
  • Track mattes and stencils

Type and type animation

  • Working with type
  • Text on a path
  • Basic text animation
  • Text animation presets


  • Render settings and the render queue
  • Export options

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