Adobe After Effects: Intro

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Are you ready to create gorgeous visual effects and motion graphics that separate your work from the pack? Learn to create impressive, dynamic designs for commercial video and motion picture production, for the web, or for use in presentations and elearning material.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • About the After Effects work area
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • About layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • About the Tools panel
  • About timecode and duration
  • About the Timeline panel
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects
  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating a new composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Applying and controlling effects
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition
  • About text layers
  • Installing a font using Typekit
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • About parent and child layers
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • About text animator groups
  • Animating a layer’s position
  • Timing layer animations
  • Adding motion blur
  • Creating the composition
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating a self-animating shape
  • Duplicating a shape
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Animating a shape
  • Creating nulls from paths
  • Previewing the composition
  • Animating layers to match audio
  • Using Creative Cloud Libraries in After Effects
  • Adjusting anchor points
  • Parenting layers
  • Precomposing layers
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • About solid-color layers
  • Animating precomposed layers
  • Animating the background
  • Adding an audio track
  • Supported audio file formats
  • Editing audio files in Adobe Audition
  • Preparing layered Photoshop files
  • About Photoshop layer styles
  • Simulating lighting changes
  • About expressions
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • About track mattes and traveling mattes
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Adding a video animation
  • Rendering the animation
  • Retiming the composition
  • About masks
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • About mask modes
  • Creating a Bezier mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Zooming and panning by touch
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools
  • Adjusting the timing
  • Tips for creating masks
  • Trimming the work area
  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Defining areas of overlap
  • Stiffening an area
  • Squash and stretch
  • Animating pin positions
  • Recording animation
  • Extra Credit: Act it out with Adobe Character Animator
  • Previewing your project on a video monitor
  • Adjusting color balance with levels
  • Adjusting color balance with Color Finesse 3
  • Replacing the background
  • Color-correcting using Auto Levels
  • Motion tracking the clouds
  • Replacing the sky in the second clip
  • Color grading
  • Extra credit: Cloning an object in a scene
  • Preparing a master composition
  • Setting up a template
  • Creating an image slider
  • Fading a background image
  • Adding text properties to the Essential Graphics panel
  • Exporting the template
  • Extra credit: Using a Motion Graphics template in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Stabilizing a shot
  • Bicubic scaling
  • Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
  • Removing motion blur
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Moving and resizing the track points
  • Checking for drift
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • mocha for After Effects
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Understanding Particle Systems II properties
  • About high dynamic range (HDR) footage
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • About compression
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Preparing movies for mobile devices
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Preparing a movie for broadcast output

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