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                                                                 Adobe After Ef fects CS4 Foundation
e: train@trainstation.cc




                                                                 Learners will get an overviewof wonderful world of motion graphics, with emphasis on text
                                                                 animation and usable effects that will change the way you look at After Effects.
                                                                 This course is aimed at videographers and animators with very little or no experience using

                                                                 Adobe After Effects.



                                                                 COURSE OUTLINE FOR: “After Ef fects CS4 Foundation” ( 2 - d a y s , 1 2 h o u r s )



                                                                 1. Getting to know the                              •	 Adding	transparency                        •	 Adding	a	title	bar	
Office: #114, 6745 Station Hill Court, Burnaby, BC V3N 4Z4




                                                                     Workflow                                        •	 Rendering	the	composition                  •	 Using	Brainstorm	to	experiment	
                                                                    •	 Creating	a	project	and	importing	
                                                                       footage
                                                                                                                3. Animating Text                              5. Animating a
                                                                    •	 Creating	a	composition	and		                  •	 About	text	layers                          Multimedia
                                                                       arranging	layers                                                                            Presentation
                                                                                                                     •	 Creating	and	formatting		
                                                                    •	 Adding	effects	and	modifying		                   point	text                                 •	 Animating	the	scenery		
                                                                       layer	properties                                                                               using	parenting	
                                                                                                                     •	 Using	a	text	animation	preset
                                                                    •	 Animating	the	composition                                                                   •	 Adjusting	an	anchor	point	
                                                                                                                     •	 Animating	with	scale	keyframes
                                                                    •	 Previewing	your	work                                                                        •	 Masking	video	using		
                                                                                                                     •	 Animating	using	parenting                     vector	shapes	
                                                                    •	 Optimizing	performance	in		                   •	 Animating	imported		                       •	 Keyframing	a	motion	path	
                                                                       After	Effects                                    Photoshop	text
                                                                                                                                                                   •	 Animating	additional	elements	
                                                                    •	 Rendering	and	exporting	your	                 •	 Animating	text	using	a	path	
                                                                       composition                                      animation	preset                           •	 Applying	an	effect	

                                                                    •	 Customizing	the	workspace                     •	 Animating	type	tracking                    •	 Creating	an	animated		
                                                                                                                                                                      slide	show	
                                                                    •	 Controlling	the	brightness	of	the	            •	 Animating	text	opacity
                                                                       user	interface                                                                              •	 Adding	an	audio	track	
                                                                                                                     •	 Using	a	text	animator	group
                                                                    •	 Finding	resources	for	using		                                                               •	 Zooming	in	for	a	final	close-up	
                                                                                                                     •	 Cleaning	up	the	path	animation
                                                                       After	Effects
                                                                                                                                                                   •	 Sending	the	project	to	reviewers	
                                                                                                                     •	 Animating	a	nontext	layer	along	
                                                                 2. Creating a Basic                                    a	motion	path
                                                                                                                                                               6. Animating Layers
                                                                     Animation using                                 •	 Adding	motion	blur                         •	 Simulating	lighting	changes	
                                                                     Effects and Presets                             •	 Exporting	to	Adobe	Flash	CS4	              •	 Duplicating	an	animation		
                                                                    •	 Importing	footage	using	Adobe	                   Professional                                  using	the	pick	whip	
                                                                       Bridge

                                                                    •	 Creating	the	composition
                                                                                                                4. Working with Shape                              •	 Animating	movement	in		
                                                                                                                                                                      the	scenery
                                                                                                                     Layers
                                                                    •	 Working	with	imported	Illustrator	                                                          •	 Adjusting	the	layers	and		
                                                                       layers                                        •	 Adding	a	shape	layer	                         creating	a	track	matte	
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                                                                    •	 Applying	effects	to	a	layer                   •	 Creating	custom	shapes	                    •	 Animating	the	shadows	
                                                                    •	 Applying	an	animation	preset                  •	 Creating	stars	                            •	 Adding	a	lens	flare	effect
                                                                    •	 Previewing	the	effects                        •	 Incorporating	video	and		                  •	 Animating	the	clock
                                                                                                                        audio	layer	
                                                                                                                                                                   •	 Retiming	the	composition
                                                                                                                     •	 Applying	a	Cartoon	effect	

                                                             Revised 08/09                                                                                                                         page 1
                                                             H      a     n      d       s    -     O     n    -       W       o        r    k       s   h   o      p      s      ®      P       r     o


                                                                 Adobe After Ef fects CS4 Foundation
e: train@trainstation.cc




                                                                 Learners will get an overviewof wonderful world of motion graphics, with emphasis on text
                                                                 animation and usable effects that will change the way you look at After Effects.
                                                                 This course is aimed at videographers and animators with very little or no experience using

                                                                 Adobe After Effects.



                                                                 COURSE OUTLINE FOR: “After Ef fects CS4 Foundation” ( 2 - d a y s , 1 2 h o u r s )



                                                                 7. Working with Masks                             •	 Applying	the	Color	Difference	         12. Using 3D Features
Office: #114, 6745 Station Hill Court, Burnaby, BC V3N 4Z4




                                                                                                                      Key	effect	
                                                                    •	 About	masks	                                                                              •	 Animating	3D	objects
                                                                                                                   •	 Choking	the	matte	
                                                                    •	 Creating	a	mask	with	the		                                                                •	 Adding	reflections	to	3D	objects
                                                                       Pen	tool	                                   •	 Removing	spill	
                                                                                                                                                                 •	 Animating	a	camera
                                                                    •	 Editing	a	mask	                             •	 Adjusting	contrast	
                                                                                                                                                                 •	 Adjusting	layer	timing
                                                                    •	 Feathering	the	edges	of	a	mask              •	 Adding	the	background	anima-
                                                                                                                      tion	and	text	                             •	 Using	3D	lights
                                                                    •	 Replacing	the	content	of		
                                                                       the	mask	                                   •	 Preparing	the	composition	for	             •	 Adding	effects	and	motion	blur
                                                                                                                      mobile	devices	
                                                                    •	 Adding	a	reflection	                                                                      •	 Previewing	the	entire	animation

                                                                    •	 Creating	a	vignette                    10. Performing Color                           13. Advanced Editing
                                                                    •	 Adjusting	the	color	
                                                                                                                   Correction                                    Techniques
                                                                                                                   •	 Adjusting	color	balance
                                                                                                                                                                 •	 Using	motion	stabilization
                                                                 8. Distorting Objects                             •	 Replacing	the	background
                                                                                                                                                                 •	 Using	single-point	motion	track-
                                                                     with the Puppet Tools                                                                          ing
                                                                                                                   •	 Removing	unwanted	elements
                                                                    •	 About	the	Puppet	tools	
                                                                                                                   •	 Correcting	a	range	of	colors               •	 Using	multipoint	tracking
                                                                    •	 Adding	Deform	pins	
                                                                                                                   •	 Warming	colors	with	the	Photo	             •	 Creating	a	particle	system
                                                                    •	 Defining	areas	of	overlap	                     Filter	effect
                                                                                                                                                                 •	 Retiming	playback	using	the	
                                                                    •	 Stiffening	an	area	                                                                          Timewarp	effect

                                                                    •	 Animating	pin	positions	
                                                                                                              11. Building 3D Objects                        14. Rendering and
                                                                    •	 Recording	animation	                        •	 Building	a	3D	object                       Ouputting
                                                                                                                   •	 Working	with	a	null	object	and	            •	 Creating	templates	for	the	ren-
                                                                 9. Keying                                                                                          dering	process
                                                                                                                      3D	text
                                                                    •	 About	keying	
                                                                                                                   •	 Creating	a	backdrop	for	3D	                •	 Creating	templates	for	output	
                                                                    •	 Creating	compositions	in	Device	               animation                                     modules
                                                                       Central	
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                                                                                                                   •	 Nesting	a	3D	composition                   •	 Exporting	to	different	output	
                                                                    •	 Changing	the	background	color	                                                               media
                                                                                                                   •	 Adding	a	camera
                                                                    •	 Adding	the	foreground	subject
                                                                                                                   •	 Completing	the	scene
                                                                    •	 Using	garbage	masks


                                                             Revised 08/09                                                                                                                       page 2

				
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