Adobe After Effects CS3: Essentials

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Overview Additionally in this After Effects CS3: Essentials series, you’ll learn how to use many of the new effects found …


Additionally in this After Effects CS3: Essentials series, you’ll learn how to use many of the new effects found in After Effects CS3 as well as how to import Photoshop Layer Styles. Learn the tricks you need to get on your way to producing high-end animations.

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:

Part - 01

  • Module 1: Overview of After Effects
  • Module 2: Navigating the Workspace
  • Module 3: Importing & Collecting Footage
  • Module 4: Keyframing Parameters
  • Module 5: Parenting, Nesting & Intro to Expressions

Part - 02

  • Module 1: Effects & Adjustments
  • Module 2: Masks, Mattes & Modules
  • Module 3: Using the Type Tool
  • Module 4: Exporting & Outputting
  • Module 5: New Tools & Features
  • Module 6: Setting Preferences
  • Module 7: Tips, Tricks & Beginner Questions

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 CS3: Essentials.

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

The ability to learn how to use many different effects in Adobe After Effects will be a great opportunity for you. Take this course and you will never regret the amount of knowledge and skills which you will be able to obtain. Product some high-end animations and enhance your career prospects greatly. 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

Ko Maruyama has been working in the field of motion graphics for over twelve years. He has worked as a Visual Effects artist on several Emmy nominated advertising campaigns, music videos and promotional campaigns. He was most recently the Visual Effects Supervisor behind the motion graphics-based multi-media Snickers campaign starring the Black Eyed Peas which released simultaneously on television in print and online.

Ko has been on the motion graphics faculty of the Pasadena Art Center College of design for four years in the Digital Media Department. He’s also taught for Moviola, Video Symphony and several private firms.

He is a contributing writer for the online giant Digital Media Networks, has been published in several magazines, including STUDIO|monthly and featured in Millimeter and Post Magazine. He has several Emmy nominations, BDA/Promax Gold Awards and other international recognitions for his works.

Ko is on the board of Motion Graphics Los Angeles, a monthly forum for local artists and a central debut venue for new software in the industry. MGLA is the oldest, continuously meeting After Effects community in the country. He is also a member of Siggraph and the Director’s Guild in Los Angeles.

Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
After Effects CS3 Essentials FREE 00:02:16
Part 01
1. Setting Preferences
2. Importing Illustrator® Files
3. Introducing the Shape Layer
4. Reusing Compositions
5. Animating with the Puppet Tool
6. Creating a Ramp Effect
7. Understanding Masks & Modes
8. Basic Keyframing
9. Animating a Title
10. Setting Up a Render
1. Manipulating Panels & Creating a New Workspace
2. Examining the Project Pane
3. Information & Thumbnails in the Project Pane
4. Shortcuts to Find, Delete & Create a New Folder
5. Introducing Compositions & Timelines
6. Exploring the Composition Window
7. Examining the Icons & Columns in the Timeline
8. Navigating the Timeline & Adding Markers
9. Working with Layers in the Timeline
1. Prepping an Image in Photoshop® or Illustrator
2. Importing Footage & Image Sequences
3. Importing as a Composition
4. Importing Layer Styles
5. Using the Edit Original Command
6. Saving as a Photoshop Document
1. Understanding Layer Parameters
2. Creating Simple Keyframes
3. Differentiating Anchor & Position
4. Selecting & Modifying Keyframes
5. Managing Temporal Speed
6. Using Hold Keyframes
1. Linking Children to Parents
2. Creating a Precomposition
3. Keyframing Time
4. Parenting & More Parenting
5. Bringing It All Together
6. Final Comments & Credits
Part 02
1. Locating & Applying Effects
2. Using the Checkerboard Effect
3. Using the Distort & Transition Effects
4. Applying Effects to a Bitmap Image & a Shape Layer
5. Layering Priority
6. Saving an Animation Preset
7. Applying Multiple Instances of the Same Effect
8. Using a Layer to Define the Effect on Another Layer
9. Using Adjustment Layers
1. Applying Masks with the Vector Tool
2. Editing & Animating Mask Properties
3. Using Auto-trace to Generate Masks
4. Using Transparency & Masks to Reveal Images
5. Understanding Path Relationships
6. Using Shape Layers
7. Using a Track Matte
8. Preserving Transparency
9. Using a Composition as a Layer
1. Setting Up the Character & Paragraph Palettes
2. Adding Text
3. Modifying Character Formatting
4. Fill & Stroke Options
5. Exploring the Paragraph Options
6. Creating Text from Photoshop® Layers
7. Introducing Animation Perimeters
8. Using Text Animators
9. Range Selector Basics
10. Converting Text to Outlines
11. Replacing Fonts & Another Type Treatment Example
1. Exporting as an SWF File
2. Exporting to Clip Notes
3. Making a Movie
4. Controlling Render Settings
1. Introducing Shape Layers
2. Working with Shape Fills
3. Animating Shape Layers
4. Exploring Photoshop Integration
5. Using the Puppet Tool
6. Introducing 3D Type
7. Brainstorming with Effects
1. Setting General Preferences
2. View, Display, Import & Output Preferences
3. Appearance, Memory & Saving Preferences
4. Exploring New Preference Options
1. Tips for Importing & Interpreting Footage
2. Managing Source Material
3. Making a New Composition
4. Working with Ram
5. Using the Collect Files Feature
6. Final Comments & Credits

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