Adobe After Effects - Introduction

Course summary
Length: 2 days
Price: 395 GBP excl. VAT
Language: English
Provider: Armada plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 21/06/2017 09:30 - Birmingham
Course Dates
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Adobe After Effects - Introduction

Introduction to Adobe After Effects -  A 2-day Visual Effects Training Course for Beginners

After Effects

This two-day Introduction to Adobe After Effects course is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive knowledge of the techniques and tools needed to carry out common motion graphics, video compositing and visual effects tasks in After Effects.

Also introduced are some of the more advanced features available, including keying,tracking, 3D space and shape layers. 

Fully accredited by Adobe, the programme is delivered via a combination of  lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice by a tutor who is both an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) and an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in After Effects.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Introduction to Adobe After Effects course is suitable for new and novice Adobe After Effects users.


No prior knowledge is required. This training course is primarily based on After Effects Cloud version

To learn more about suitability, please send an enquiry here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Adobe e-certificate

Upon completion of the course, delegates receive an e-certificate directly from Adobe confirming they have attended and successfully completed Introduction to Adobe After Effects training.

Training venue

This Introduction to After Effects training course is run at our venues in Reading, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Bromsgrove/Birmingham.

For our Bromsgrove/Birmingham courses, we will be providing a free daily taxi service from Central Birmingham to our training centre.

Delegates can enjoy fantastic facilities at our venues,with lunch and refreshments included.

Training Course Content

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Comfortably navigate the After Effects interface
  • Create basic animated videos including explainer videos, adverts, lower thirds, cartoons
  • Use keyframes
  • Add and animate text
  • Add effects
  • Adjust the speed of your motion to make it look more natural
  • Work with time effects to slow down or speed up parts of your video
  • Work with masks
  • Use tracking
  • Render your video

The course is generally structured as follows:

  • Welcome to After Effects
    • What is After Effects?
    • Project structure
    • Interface and palettes
    • Workspaces
  • Introducing Animation
    • Essential techniques
    • Your first After Effects project
  • Animation Techniques
    • Keyframes - temporal and spatial
    • Motion paths
    • Easy ease
    • Anchor point essentials
    • Motion Sketch
    • Orientating and motion blur
    • Roving and hold
    • Separate dimensions
  • Layer Control
    • Move, trim and slip
    • Split and sequence
    • Looping footage
    • Image sequences
    • Frame rate and time stretch
    • Blending modes, effects and solids
    • 3D layers
  • Effects Overview
    • Finding and applying effects
    • Effects animation and animation presets
    • Adjustment layers
    • Colour correction and grading
    • Masks, mask animation and the pen tool
  • Tracking
    • Object and scene tracking
    • Null objects
    • Sign replacement
    • 3D integration
  • Working with transparency
    • Track mattes and stencils
    • Green screen removal
    • First vertex and path effects
    • Multiple masks and opacity
    • Rotobezier
  • Type and type animation
    • Working with type
    • Text on a path
    • Basic text animation
    • Text animation presets
    • Layer styles
  • Parenting and nesting
    • Introducing parenting
    • Nesting, pre-composing
    • Render order
  • Introducing expressions
    • Essential expressions and time remapping
    • Connecting with expressions
  • Rendering
    • Render settings and the render queue
    • Export options
    • Dynamic link


Course fees are inclusive of all relevant course documentation, refreshments and lunch. It also covers 30 days of post-training e-mail support.

In-house training

We can also provide After Effects training on an on-request course (one-to-one or for a group) at our training centres in Bromsgrove, Reading, Milton Keynes or Sheffield, or at your venue.

Provider: Armada

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