Adobe After Effects Course for Beginners

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

Learning how to create animations has become an essential tool for developing digital content. Adobe After Effects enables 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 or even a visual artist this two-day Adobe After Affects training course is designed to help you harness the power of the software and add a valuable skill to your creative toolkit.

This After Effects course will enable you to create cinematic film titles, intros and transitions, animate logo's and text and create stunning visual effects. Open up a world of 2D & 3D animation and take on After Effects with this 2 day training course!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Adobe After Effects course students 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

Ideal for

Graphic designers filmmakers, video editors, web designers, visual artists may benefit the most from this course however this course is ideal for anyone that is interested in motion graphics and digital animation. A basic competency with computers is assumed before enrolling, proficiency in other Adobe software is helpful but not essential for enrolment.

Course content

This is an all-hands-on course with exercises that show and practice you in:

  • Composition creation;
  • Applying visual effects;
  • Best practice when creating shapes;
  • Creating, formatting and editing text;
  • Animating layers with keyframes;
  • Understanding interpolation types;
  • First steps in masking with layer masks;
  • Importing stills/video footage – Transform techniques;
  • Making one layer follow another with parenting;

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 might not be able to cover some of the above in time. If you have a specific aspect of the program you are interested in learning, then please let the tutor know.

Please bring to class

  • A USB stick (minimum 32GB) or portable hard drive (minimum 500GB) for storing your data (optional)
  • Pen and paper or device to take notes

Other information

This course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems as well as Dell computers running the Windows operating system, both types of computers have the latest Adobe apps installed. Adobe products function the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage and where files are located within the computer.


Adobe After Effects Course for Beginners

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$399 Limited GST free / $319.20 / $359.10

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  • said: The Adobe AfterEffects software is notoriously complicated, thankfully the tutor is exceedingly thorough and patient in his steps to help us master it. Instructions were clear, color handouts were voluminous and comprehensive, classroom facilities great. At age 63, was thrilled I kept up (most of the time) with the young ones!

  • said: I learned a lot! The teacher provided step-by-step notes, answered our questions, offered tips and supported us individually when necessary. He was always very attentious and kind.

  • said: 5 STARS

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