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Adobe After Effects Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn motion graphics and visual effects in this Adobe After Effects training course. Adobe After Effects is one of eight Adobe Creative Cloud short courses we offer in Sydney.

Learning how to create animations has become an essential tool for developing digital content. Adobe After Effects allows you to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video and the web. Whether you are a graphic designer, web designer, video editor, visual artist, or educator, this two-day Adobe After Effects training course is designed to help you get started with this Motion Graphics and Compositing program and add a valuable skill to your creative toolkit.

This Level 1 Introductory After Effects course gives you the means to create cinematic film titles, intros and transitions, animate logos and text, and create stunning visual effects.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Adobe After Effects course, you should be able to:

  • Adequately use keyframes and layers to produce moving text and/or logos
  • Understand composition workflow in the After Effects interface
  • Understand the use of masks and how they apply to motion graphics
  • Be able to plan and execute basic special effects tasks

Course content

What will be covered in this Adobe After Effects course?

This is a hands-on course with exercises that show and allow you to practice:

  • Project and composition creation
  • Creating layers and filling with content
  • Applying keyframe animation to the standard Layer group of properties
  • Creating classic shapes and modifying these on the fly
  • Locating and applying visual effects
  • Creating, formatting and editing text
  • Understanding interpolation types
  • First steps in masking with layer masks
  • Importing stills/video footage – transform techniques
  • Making one layer follow another with parenting
  • Exporting compositions for preview or presentation.

This is a crash training course in Adobe After Effects so the facilitator will aim to fit in as much content as possible, however, they may not cover all of the above. If you have a specific aspect of the program you are interested in learning about, please let the tutor know.

Intended audience

Who is this Adobe After Effects course for?

Graphic designers, filmmakers, video editors, web designers, and visual artists may benefit the most from this After Effects course as well as anyone with an interest in motion graphics and digital animation.

Basic competency with computers is assumed before enrolling, and proficiency in other Adobe software is helpful but not essential successful completion of this course.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • A USB stick (minimum 32GB) or portable hard drive (minimum 500GB) for storing your data (optional)
  • Set of earphones/buds with 3.5mm jack for listening to audio content.
  • Pen and paper or device to take notes (Notes of all exercises and files are provided)

Additional information

Please note the following:

This Adobe After Effects course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple computers as well as Dell computers running the Windows operating system. Adobe products function in the same way on both Windows and Apple computers, except for minor differences with keyboard usage and where files are located within the computer.

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