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Adobe After Effects 7 Pro: Essentials

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Overview First, Steve Holmes hosts useful videos; Second, he is an award-winning British designer and animator; Third, his videos are …
  • Overview
  • Course content
  • The benefits of studying with Study 365
  • Course Speciality
  • Who is it for?
  • Course outline
  • Course Duration
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certificate
  • Entry Requirements
  • Career Path
  • Key job positions
  • Presenter Information
  • First, Steve Holmes hosts useful videos;
  • Second, he is an award-winning British designer and animator;
  • Third, his videos are necessary;
  • Fourth, this is for learning the basics of the industry-standard tool;
  • Fifth, it is for motion graphics;
  • And special effects design as well as production.

The After Effects 7 Pro: Essentials series includes:

  • Over 14 hours of indexed tutorials;
  • First, you will learn incredible ways to control key frames;
  • Second, use parenting and time remapping;
  • Third, understand and use powerful masking and blending modes;
  • Fourth, create mattes;
  • Fifth, use adjustment layers;
  • Sixth, it is to add complex, yet simple, impact to your animations.
  • First, learning with Study 365 has many advantages;
  • Second, the course is direct and adapts to fit in with your lifestyle;
  • Third, it is formed by industry experts;
  • Fourth, you receive exact information;
  • Fifth, the latest facts;
  • And sixth, clear materials.

The course includes the following:

  • First, it has professional learning materials;
  • Second, we deliver everything via a system;
  • Third, learners can access the system at any given time.
  • Job seekers;
  • Graduates;
  • Students;
  • Graphic designers;
  • Video editors;
  • Videographers;
  • Web developers;
  • And Web designers.

This course includes the following modules:

Part 01 – Interface, Footage & Animation Essentials

  1. The Grand Tour;
  2. The Project Panel & Workspaces;
  3. The New & Powerful Comp Panel;
  4. The Timeline & Previewing;
  5. Importing & Organizing Footage;
  6. And Video Standards & the Clip Panel.

Part 02 – Masking, Mattes, Effects & Text Animation

  1. Parenting, Nesting & Time Remapping;
  2. Incredibly Cool Masking;
  3. Introduction to Effects & Presets;
  4. Mattes & Layer Blending Modes;
  5. Track Mattes, Adjustment Layers & Effects;
  6. Creating & Formatting Type;
  7. Basic Text Animation & Presets;
  8. Output & Export;
  9. And Preferences.
  • First, you will have 12 months of access to your online study platform;
  • Second, it is from the day you purchased the course;
  • Third, the course is self-paced, so you decide how fast or slow the training goes;
  • Fourth, you can complete the course in stages. It is by revisiting the training at any time.
  • First, you will have to submit one assignment at the end of the programme;
  • Second, this has a pass mark of 65%;
  • Third, it is possible to submit the assignment at any time;
  • Fourth, during assignment submission, you need to pay £19. This is for assessment and receiving of the certificate;
  • Fifth, you will receive the results within 72 hours of submission;
  • Sixth, if you pass the assignment, you will receive the certificate within 7-14 days.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate. This is for “After Effects 7 Pro: Essentials”.

  • First, Learners should be over the age of 16;
  • Second, have a basic knowledge of English;
  • Third, Numerate;
  • Fourth, Literate;
  • And know IT.
  • First, this course will enable you to learn new areas;
  • Second, it is on how to use animation, motion and graphics;
  • Third, you will get to know about creative compositing;
  • Fourth, how to create both simple and complex forms of animations;
  • Fifth, you can learn how to create unique cinematic film titles;
  • Sixth, you can have special effects as well as transitions for those;
  • Seventh, a career with bright prospects awaits you with the completion of this course;
  • Eighth, after course completion, you can choose some key job positions.

The key job positions are given below. These are with the average UK salary per annum. (www.payscale.uk).

  1. Graphic designers - £21,956;
  2. Video Editor - £23,994;
  3. Videographer - £23,073;
  4. Digital Media Specialist - £25,947;
  5. Digital Marketing Specialist - £25,354;
  6. Production Manager, Print - £29,158;
  7. And Multimedia Developer - £22,380.
  • Steve Holmes is a creative director;
  • This is for the award-winning Energy Design;
  • It is in San Francisco, California (Golden State);
  • It has a rich history in design;
  • Typography for motion;
  • Broadcast and web design;
  • Steve’s experience and the Energy portfolio are well known;
  • This is in the design industry for both Europe and US;
  • For over a decade, he has spoken at conferences worldwide;
  • These are major design and animation conferences;
  • He has a long-standing history;
  • It is being one of the Total Training’s top presenters;
  • He shares his knowledge with the world on;
  • After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
After Effects 7 Pro Essentials FREE 00:01:37
Part 1 – Interface, Footage & Animation Essentials
1: THE GRAND TOUR
1. Applying a Mask & Transforming the Properties
2. Keyframing & Easy Ease
3. Layer Effects & Motion Blur
4. Animating & Organizing Layers in the Timeline
5. Working with Video & Track Mattes
6. Inserting & Animating a Text Layer
7. Completing the Animation
2: THE PROJECT PANEL & WORKSPACES
1. Navigating the Interface
2. Customizing, Saving & Loading Workspaces
3. Using the New Maximize Feature
4. Opening & Closing Windows & Projects
5. Working within the Project Panel
6. Organizing Files in the Project Panel
7. Tips for Utilizing the Project Panel
8. Adjusting the Working Color Space
3: THE NEW & POWERFUL COMP PANEL
1. Adjusting the Composition Settings
2. Creating a Comp from Existing Footage
3. Creating a Comp from Stills
4. Working with Multiple Composition Viewers
5. Using the Zoom & Scroll Tools
6. Changing the Preview Size
7. Splitting the Composition Viewer
8. Changing the View Options
9. Selecting Composited Layers
10. Using the Snapshot Feature to Store Frames in Memory
11. .e New Color Channel Viewing Options
12. Adjusting the Viewer Resolution & Pixel Aspect Ratio
13. Exploring the Flow Chart Option
4: THE TIMELINE & PREVIEWING
1. Importing Footage
2. Fitting an Image into the Comp Window
3. Snapping the Position of Layers in the Timeline
4. Introducing the AV Panel in the Timeline
5. Labeling, Selecting Label Color & Arranging Layers
6. Renaming Layers in the Timeline
7. Hiding Layers with the Shy Switch
8. Using the Quality & Effects Switches
9. Applying Motion Blur
10. Zooming, Viewing Switches, Modes & Duration Columns
11. Moving the Time Indicator & Applying Markers
12. Positioning & Trimming Layers Using Markers
13. Previewing Audio & Setting Up a RAM Preview
14. Setting Up a Work Area & a Region of Interest
5: IMPORTING & ORGANIZING FOOTAGE
1. Using Adobe Bridge
2. Importing Movies & Sequences with Bridge
3. Interpreting Alpha Channels
4. Importing Adobe Photoshop(R) Files
5. Interpreting a Photoshop Sequence
6. Using Edit Original & Importing Layer Effects
7. Exploring Importable Layer Effects
8. Creating a Photoshop File in After Effects
9. Importing Adobe Illustrator(R) Files
10. Using Placeholders & Proxies
11. Proxies & the Render Queue
12. Working with Camera Raw Files
13. Using a Proxy with Camera Raw Files
6: VIDEO STANDARDS & THE CLIP PANEL
1. Composition Settings & Pixel Aspect Ratio
2. Fixing Interlaced Video Issues
3. Solving 3:2 Pulldown Issues
4. Making Insert & Overlay Edits
5. Working with Split Layers & Extracting a Work Area
Part 2 – Masking, Mattes, Effects & Text Animation
1: PARENTING, NESTING & TIME REMAPPING
1. Setting Up the Car Speeding Along Comp
2. Adding Wheels to the Car Comp & Rotating .em
3. Introducing Parenting, the Pick Whip & Parenting to a Null
4. Common Challenges with Parenting Elements Together
5. Working with Nested Compositions
6. Pre-Composing & Animating the Car
7. Enabling Time-Remapping vs. Time-Reverse Layer
8. Time-Remapping, Frame Blending & Time-Reverse Keyframes
9. Easing Keyframes & Time-Remapping Audio
10. Using the Graph Editor to Time-Remap Slow Motion Footage
11. Sequencing Layers & Time-Remapping a Nested Comp
12. Easing In & Adjusting the Speed in the Graph Editor
2: INCREDIBLY COOL MASKING
1. Introducing the Masking Tools
2. Animating a Mask to Reveal Text
3. Using Guides & Feathering Masks
4. Adding & Subtracting Masks
5. Creating a Circular Mask
6. Adjusting Masks on Photoshop® Files
7. Pasting In Masks from Illustrator®
8. Correcting & Controlling Mask Interaction
9. Time-Reversing Keyframes
10. Creating a Morph Target in Illustrator
3: INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTS & PRESETS
1. .e Snow Effect
2. .e Fast Blur Effect
3. Creating & Saving Animation Presets
4. Using Fast Blur to Change the Depth of Field
5. Using the Color Emboss & Snow Effects
6. Creating a Chrome Reflection in a Pre-Comp
7. Changing the Blend Mode & Sharing Presets
4: MATTES & LAYER BLENDING MODES
1. Using Layers as Mattes for Other Layers
2. Using the Luminance of a Grayscale Image for Transparency
3. Creating & Pre-Composing an Animated Matte
4. Manipulating Transparency with Layer Blending Modes
5. Using RGB Channels for Convincing Mattes
6. Transitioning between Comps with a Stencil Alpha Matte
5: TRACK MATTES, ADJUSTMENT LAYERS & EFFECTS
1. Applying a Luma Track Matte
2. Duplicating a Layer & Replacing It with a Matte
3. Looping Multiple Layers Using Apply Interpretation
4. Introducing Adjustment Layers in Photoshop
5. Using Adjustment Layers to Blur & Colorize
6. Using Layer Blending Modes
7. Bringing in Illustrator Files to Use for the Title
8. Creating a Custom Luma Matte
9. Creating a Custom Adjustment Layer
10. Animating a Mask on an Adjustment Layer & Adding a Blur
11. Animating a Blur & Adjusting Transparency
12. Adjusting the Timing of an Animation
13. Pre-Composing Layers into a Nested Composition
6: CREATING & FORMATTING TYPE
1. Text Effects, Panels & Workspaces
2. Creating a Type Layer
3. Selecting, Aligning & Building Type Layers
4. Populating & Scaling Type Layers
5. Formatting Text with the Character Panel
6. Changing the Stroke, Fill, Height & Width
7. Adjusting the Tracking, Leading & Kerning
8. Baseline Shift & Other Character Properties
9. Using the Paragraph Panel
10. Paragraph Panel Fly-Out Menu Options
7: BASIC TEXT ANIMATION & PRESETS
1. Introducing the Basic Text Animation Presets
2. Applying Text Animation Presets to Animate In & Out
3. Animating Text Properties: Scale & Inter-Character Blending
4. Adjusting Rotation, Anchor Point Grouping & Alignment
5. Animating the Tracking & Adjusting the Line Anchor
6. Positioning & Animating Text on a Closed Path
7. Animating Text on an Open Path
8. Animating Text on a Spiral Path
9. Animating a Paragraph on a Path
10. Introducing Wiggler & the Wiggly Selector
11. Adjusting the Wiggly Selector Options
12. Taking a Closer Look at the Wiggler
13. Adjusting Correlation & the Temporal & Spatial Phases
14. Setting Up for Temporal & Spatial Phase Animation
15. Animating a Bullet-Time “Matrix”-Style Effect
16. Saving an Animation as a Preset
8: OUTPUT & EXPORT
1. Exporting a Flash™ Movie for the Web
2. Previewing in a Browser & Changing Frame Rate
3. Saving a RAM Preview & Exporting Multiple Movies
4. Changing the Render Settings
5. Changing the Output Module Settings
6. Adding Multiple Output Modules
9: PREFERENCES
1. Looking at General Preferences
2. Setting Preferences for Nested Comps
3. Setting Preferences for Layers & Colors
4. Setting Preview Preferences
5. Setting Display Preferences
6. Setting Import & Output Preferences
7. Setting Up Grids, Guides & Labels
8. Memory, Cache & Video Preview Prefs
9. User Interface Colors & Auto-Save Prefs

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