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Adobe After Effects Level I

In this two-day class introductory class to Adobe After Effects students will learn the foundation skills needed to create exciting visual effects and motion graphics for film, video, multimedia and the web. through the completion of several projects.

Who Should Attend?

 This course is designed for professionals who wish to begin using After Effects for compositing and motion graphics. This course introduces fundamental concepts and workflow techniques for speed and productivity.


Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation

  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended

  • Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro or other editing applications

  • Some basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

Minimum System Requirements


  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit), Windows 8.1 (64 bit), or Windows 10 (64 bit)

  • 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)

  • 5GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)

  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)

  • 1280x1080 display

  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer

  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*


Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

  • 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), or 10.13 (High Sierra)

  • 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)

  • 6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)

  • Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)

  • 1440x900 display

  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer

  • Internet connectio

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Motion Graphics

  • RGB Color Model

  • Frame size

  • Resolution

  • Pixel aspect ratio

  • Alpha channels

  • Frame rate

  • Time code

  • Interpreting footage

Lesson 2: Getting to Know the Workflow

  • 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

  • Precomposing

  • 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

Lesson 3: Creating a Basic Animation Using Effects and Presets

  • Getting started

  • 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

Lesson 4: Animating Text

  • About text layers

  • Installing a font using Typekit

  • Creating and formatting point text

  • Creating and formatting paragraph text

  • Using a text animation preset

  • Animating with scale keyframes

  • Animating imported Photoshop text

  • Animating type tracking

  • Animating text opacity

  • Using a text animator group

  • About text animator groups

  • Animating a layer's position

  • Animating a range

  • Adding motion blur

Lesson 5: Working with Shape Layers

  • Adding a shape layer

  • Creating custom shapes

  • Duplicating shapes

  • Default properties of shape layers

  • Add properties

  • Creating Groups

  • Stack your shapes & properties


Lesson 6: Animating Multimedia Presentation

  • 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

Lesson 7: Working with Masks

  • 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

  • Using masks from Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Masks for spatial keyframes

  • Pan Behind tool for masks

  • 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

Lesson 8: Distorting Objects with the Puppet Tools

  • About the Puppet tools

  • Adding Deform pins

  • Defining areas of overlap

  • Stiffening an area

  • Animating pin positions

  • Squash and stretch

  • Recording animation

  • Act it out with Adobe Character Animator

Lesson 9: Other Effects

  • Time remapping

  • Motion sketch

  • The smoother

  • The wiggler

  • Auto orient

  • Splitting a layer

  • Adjustment layers

  • Time remapping

Lesson 10: Rendering and Outputting

  • 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

Course DATE

Please contact us for schedule.

Course Fee

Regular Price: Php 12,500
Early-Bird Price: Php 10,000


WorkHaven, 14th Floor, Linden Suites Tower 2, San Miguel Ave., Ortigas


There must be at least five (5) students enrolled in order for the class to push through.


Please register to sign-up in our class.