After Effects Training

0800 156 0777

Learn to produce and edit quality video effects

After Effects Getting Started is a 2 day training course which covers all of the basic skills needed to get up and running with Adobe After Effects. The course is run at our centre on the dates listed or is available to be taught at your own location.

During the course you will learn to work with layers in After Effects, understand keyframing, control animations, work transparency, and better understand rendering and output.  By the end of the class you will be able to competently edit your video content using After Effects and applying best practice techniques taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor.

£495.00ex vat

The After Effects Getting Started course covers all the basic skills needed in the post production of professional quality video content.

After Effects Getting Started - Course Topics

After Effects user interface and animation

  • What is a project file and what is in it?
  • Tools and Panels
  • Creating a Composition
  • Importing Media into a Project

Basic animation

  • Adding layers to a composition
  • Navigating the timeline
  • Transform properties of layers
  • Keyframing layer properties
  • RAM preview

Intermediate animation

  • In-depth keyframe manipulation & interpolation
  • Graph Editor
  • Motion Sketch/Smoother
  • Auto-Orient/Motion Blur
  • Roving Keyframes
  • Anchor Point/Pan Behind Tool

Layer Control

  • Trim-move-stack-split
  • Sequence Layers
  • Looping Footage
  • Image Sequences
  • Frame Rate vs Time Stretch
  • Blending Modes
  • Effects & Solids
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Styles
  • Masks


  • Opacity
  • Masks
  • Shape
  • Feather
  • Expansion
  • Masking with the Pen Tool
  • Track Mattes


  • Effects and Presets Panels
  • Applying Effects to layers
  • Modifying Effects using the Effects Control Panel
  • Animating Effects
  • Changing order of Effects
  • Using Adjustment Layers

The Text tool

  • Using the text tool
  • Animating text
  • Text animation presets

Render Order

  • How After Effects puts it all together
  • Exporting files
  • Add to Render Queue
  • Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue


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 be comfortable using a computer for example to copy and paste or open files and applications, and an understanding of common video terminology is an advantage.

Comments from delegates that attended

"Great instructor with a wide knowledge of all Adobe applications."
Video and Image Producer, ZSL

"As usual extremely helpful, attentive and patient with me as we worked through the sessions."
Assistant Designer, Arcadis

"The instructor was very informative and helpful and taught at a good speed leaving no one behind"
Junior Designer, Mullenlowe Profero

"Great environment for training. The trainer was fantastic, explained everything well and at a good pace, and had lots of time for questions - really enjoyed the session."
Studio Designer, LNER

"Small group was very helpful, it was good to be able to stop and ask questions! Instructor was very helpful and patient"
Designer, Oxfam

"Andy is a great instructor and he was able to answer all the questions that i have."
Graphic Designer, City Football Group

"The trainer was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend."
Designer, Mullen Lowe

"The course was good and showed me the different things I can do with after effects."
Media and Comms Officer, Great North Air Ambulance Service

"Very friendly and helpful with good knowledge"
Digital Marketing Support Specialist, AkzoNobel