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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 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).

Who is it for?

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

Course outline

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

Course Duration: 

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.

Method of Assessment:

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.

Certification:

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for After Effects CS3: Essentials.

Entry Requirement:

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

Career Path:

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 www.payscale.uk, 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

Presenter Information:

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

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