Adobe After Effects CC: Become a Motion Graphics Designer

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Overview In this Become a Motion Graphics Designer Using After Effects® course, expert instructor Daniel Scott will take you one …


In this Become a Motion Graphics Designer Using After Effects® course, expert instructor Daniel Scott will take you one manageable step at a time through motion graphics in a series of small practical projects that come together to unlock Adobe® After Effects CC, animation, and infographics.

With nearly 5 hours of high-quality training content, you’ll discover how to create beautiful motion graphics, fix shaky video footage, add 3D type, render video for YouTube™, and so much more!

Learn the principles and the specifics of producing content, in a way that you’ll understand and remember. By the time you’ve completed this course, you will have a complete foundation that you can build on for years to come.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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  • Job seekers
  • Graduates
  • Students
  • Graphic designers
  • Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Artists
  • Bloggers

This course is comprised of the following topics:

  • Module 01: Overview
  • Module 02: Industry overview
  • Module 03: My computer isn’t good enough & I keep getting lost
  • Module 04: Title overlays, lower thirds & watermarks
  • Module 05: Inspiration
  • Module 06: Fixing/Cleaning up your video
  • Module 07: Camera tracking + Time Remapping
  • Module 08: Animating illustrations
  • Module 09: Masking & green screen
  • Module 10: Infographics
  • Module 11: Cameras
  • Module 12: Animated static images
  • Module 13: Swinging text
  • Module 14: Puppet tool
  • Module 15: Effects & presets
  • Module 16: Exporting advanced
  • Module 17: What now?
  • Module 18: Extra

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for After Effects CC: Become a Motion Graphics Designer.

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Learn all that you need to know in order to become an effective professional Motion Graphics Designer in the industry. The course will take you through the motions in small steps so that it will be easier for you to understand the process involved. Learn the practical skills of using this tool which will be useful in future as well. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Graphic designers - £21,956 per annum
  • Illustrator - £20,315 per annum
  • Motion Graphic Designer - £27,037 per annum
  • Visual Designer - £29,338 per annum
  • Post Production Manager, Television, Video, or Motion Picture - £30,252 per annum

Daniel Scott is an expert designer and teacher. He is an Adobe® Certified Instructor for Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro and After Effects. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.

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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
After Effects CC Become a Motion Graphics Designer FREE 00:01:17
1: Overview
1. Introduction to Motion Graphics
2. Exercise Files
3. Live Chat forums
4. Relinking missing footage
2: Industry overview
1. Projects vs. Compositions
2. What’s the right composition settings?
3. Changing the length of your composition
4. Matching composition to video size
5. Create type animation in After Effects
6. Easing your animation
7. Blurring your text while it moves
8. How to render or export your After Effects animation
3: My computer isn’t good enough & I keep getting lost
1. My computer isn’t good enough – help
2. Empty your disk cache to clear hard drive space
3. I’ve lost my timeline in After Effects
4: Title overlays, lower thirds & watermarks
1. Lower thirds type animation
2. Creating a watermark in After Effects
3. Rules of motion graphics – anticipation
4. Custom easing using the graph editor in After Effects
5. Adding audio & music to your video
5: Inspiration
1. Inspiration for you motion graphics
6: Fixing/Cleaning up your video
1. Trimming the length of a video
2. Color correction, exposure & adjustment layers
3. Creating a vignette in After Effects
4. Fixing shaky footage with warp stabilizer
7: Camera tracking + Time Remapping
1. Add text to live action video
2. Matrix effect using time remapping
3. Text to follow live action
8: Animating illustrations
1. Working with Illustrator® in After Effects
2. Looping your animation
3. Grouping is called a pre-comp
4. How to make a motion path
9: Masking & green screen
1. Green screen Keying
2. Basic Masking
3. Object & mask animate separately – Track Mattes
4. Rotoscoping & faking depth of field
5. Rotobrush – putting type behind video objects
10: Infographics
1. Animated infographic line chart
2. Pie chart infographic in After Effects
11: Cameras
1. Using cameras in After Effects
2. Animating a screen capture or screencast
12: Animated static images
1. Animating static images using parallax
2. Add fake lights with CC Light Rays
3. Creating dust particles in After Effects
13: Swinging text
1. Swinging text in After Effects
14: Puppet tool
1. Character animation using the Puppet pin tool
15: Effects & presets
1. Spinning globe & star effects
16: Exporting advanced
1. Making your video file size really small
2. Put all your files in one place – collect files
17: What now?
1. End
18: Extra
1. Motion Graphic Cheat Sheet for After Effects

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