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After Effects Intro | Training Course

Create stunning motion graphics, visual effects and animations using After Effects.
Learn with industry experts in our London classrooms or live online.


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Online £479 + VAT
London Bridge £479 + VAT
Online £479 + VAT
London Bridge £479 + VAT
London Bridge £479 + VAT
London Bridge £479 + VAT

After Effects Intro | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Learn keyframe animation techniques for dynamic motion graphics
  • Create and animate text and graphics
  • Apply and manipulate visual effects
  • Work with animation principles, keyframes and layers
  • Export and render projects for a variety of platforms
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 1986 reviews

Day One

Getting Started

• Workspaces – selecting a layout and resetting the windows:

• The Project window, timeline and viewer

• Setting Up Your Database & folder structure

• Creating Compositions – Comp settings

• Essential viewer window settings

• Creating assets within AE

• Arranging objects in the viewport

• How layers work in the timeline window

• Object properties – the basics – Position, Scale, Rotation, Anchor Point and Opacity


• Manipulating object transforms

• Navigating the timeline, playing scrubbing and zooming

• Simple animation – your first keyframes

• Position animation and Bezier curves

• Manipulating keyframes

• Using the keyframe navigator

• Adding ease to improve animation quality

• Copying and pasting keyframes

• Proportional scaling of keyframes on the timeline

• Using hotkeys to reveal keyframes and properties

• Adding Motion Blur – Adjusting the global motion blur settings

Adding Effects

• The effect controls palette

• Ensuring that you explore effects completely – good workflow practices

• How effects work with keyframes

• Combining effects together

• Adjustment layers

Best Practices & Importing Different Files

• Exploring the interface in more detail, switches, modes and time controls

• Ensuring correct workflow vector files

• The collapse transformations switch

• Importing video footage

• Trimming and time manipulation of layers

• Sorting, finding and working with assets in the project window

• Importing Photoshop files

• Importing Illustrator files

• Layer modes

• PreComps – Why Precomps are vital

• Sending Projects To Others

Questions and Answers

Day Two

Keyframes - A Deeper Look

• Hold keyframes

• Reversing animation the right way – avoiding “Bezier twists”

• Roving keyframes

• Auto orientation

Track Mattes & Masks

• Track Matte Types - Luma & Alpha

• Editing masks

• Using masks to reveal and hide layers

• Animating Masks

• Other mask uses for paths and effect controls

Creating a Basic Logo

• Anchor point issues

• Pre-composing base elements for better workflow

• Adding effects to build our sequence

• Parenting Layers

• A simple expression - “Wiggle”

• How Wiggle works – what the numbers do


• Using basic presets as a start point

• Text presets – a special case

• Creating your own text animators

• Saving text animators as a preset


• Rendering & Media Encoder - Best Practices

Q&A and Troubleshooting

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Latest Reviews

"Well organsied, well planned sessions, really friendly, very professional, Highly recommend. Iwan was a brilliant and friendly teacher who was happy to help if needed support."
Serenity Digital
  • 11th May

"A very well organised 2 days packed with all the relevant information to be able to get started with After Effects with the basics and feeling comfortable doing so. Really good at being patient with any questions or struggles during the day. Lovely staff, all very welcoming and great lunch :)"
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"Very friendly and professional staff and trainer"
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