Learn the more advanced aspects of After Effects
The Advanced After Effects Course, is a great next step if you have already attended the beginners After Effects course and want to learn the more advanced features for producing motion graphics and visual effects. You will go through topics such as masking, keyframes, shapes, path animation, working with effects, 3D, tracking plus lots more.
This 2 day Instructor led Advanced After Effects Class runs at our Islington, London and York Centres and can also be held as a closed course at your preferred location for a team of people.
If you would like to discuss your training requirements with our helpful training advisor's please contact us on 0800 156 0777
The After Effects Advanced course covers all the basic skills needed in the post production of professional quality video content.
After Effects Advanced - Course Topics
Animating text layers
- Animating text along a path
- Text Animators
- Animating individual characters
- Range selectors
- Advanced Range Selector features
Nesting and Dependancies
- Editing precomps
- Locking panels
- Using Null objects
Animation and Keyframes
- Different types of Keyframe
- Keyframe shortcuts
- Keyframe graph editor
- Proportional Adjustment
- Snapping to keyframes
- Keyframe Assistants
- Easy Ease
- Time revers Keyframes
- Animation and behaviour presets
- Keyframe Interpolation
Masks and Shapes
- Creating masks
- Importing masks from Illustrator
- Animating masks
- Shape layers
- Shape layer modifiers
- Animating along a vector path
- Auto orient to the path
- Creating a path from an nomination path
- Stroke a path
- Scribble in a path
- Other path effects
- Radio Waves
- Particle Effects
- Compound effects
- Using Keylight
- Using the Roto Brush
- Simple Wire Removal
Time and Tracking
- Time re-mapping
- Time warp
- Motion Tracking
- Tracking faces
- Perspective Corner pinning
- 3D Camera Tracking
Working with 3D
- Understanding 3D
- 3D Layers
- The 3D Axis
- The Unified Camera tool
- Integration with Cinema 4D
Using Photoshop and Illustrator
- Working with Photoshop
- Working with Illustrator
- Collect Files
- Consolidate Footage
- Remove Unused Footage
- Reducing your project
Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience. With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.
Reasons to choose Highlander for your After Effects training
- A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
- High quality instruction - All of our instructors are Adobe Certified Instructors.
- We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
- Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.
What you get on a Highlander Course
Start and finish times
Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.
Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our London centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.
If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.
Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets. There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.
There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen". Both our centres are in areas which offer a wide range of options for lunch.
In London we are located on Upper Street in Islington which is one of London's more popular locations for eating out, offering everything from popular cafe's and burger & pizza bars through to a wide range of restaurants. In addition we also have an in-house cafe in the building should you not wish to venture further.
In York we are located on the well known Bishy Road, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".
Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.
All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.
Certificate of Completion
All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.
Who should attend this course
This course is aimed at people looking to professionally edit and manipulate video files, adding post production effects to a high standard.
You should have already attended the beginners After Effects course or have equivalent experience