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After Effects: Advanced Effects

Adobe Certified Video Instructor

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 3 Days
Course Code: ADAE201

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • work wirh compositions and pre-compositions
  • understand advanced keyframing
  • use links and expressions
  • undrestand advanced masking techniques
  • work with motion tracking
  • create special effects<
  • work with 3D layers


After Effects, or equivalent knowledge or experience is mandatory.

Public Class Schedule

Location Language Date Price Register
Web-based(Opens in new window) English August 26th, 2024 $ 1,150.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English October 8th, 2024 $ 1,150.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English December 4th, 2024 $ 1,150.00

Course Outline

  • composition
    • composition settings (basic, advanced and 3D renderer)
    • using region of interest
    • working with pre-compositions
    • nesting 2K, 4K and 8K compositions
  • keyframing
    • working with multi-keyframes
    • using Graph Editor
    • keyframe interpolation (temporal, spatial, roving)
    • keyframe assistance (exponential scale, time-reverse)
    • editing keyframes with the Vertex tool
    • using wiggler and smoother
  • links and expressions
    • using parent and link
    • linking properties
    • enabling a property expression
    • using expression pick whip
    • working with basic expressions (random, wiggle)
  • masking
    • creating and modifying masks
    • mask compositing options
    • Bezier, rotobezier and free transform masks
    • animating masks
    • using multi-layered masks
    • mask interpolation
    • mask modes and properties
  • motion tracking
    • introduction to motion tracking
    • creating tracking masks
    • working with 3D camera tracker
    • working with Roto Brush tool
    • using Refine Edge tool
  • mattes and keys
    • creating alpha and luma mattes
    • using the blending modes
    • chroma key filters
    • working with keylight filter
    • difference matte and key
    • track matte and simple choker
  • effects and transparency
    • using distort effects
    • introduction to particles
    • simulation and generate effects
    • working with adjustment layers
    • using displacement map
    • exposure and levels filters
    • optical filters and lens flare
    • transform and offset filters
  • camera and 3D layers
    • working with 3D layers and views
    • 3D anchor point and layer properties
    • creating 3D cameras and lights
    • camera settings (focal length, DOF, aperture, f-stop)
    • using the Orbit Camera tool
  • exporting and rendering
    • pre-composition and pre-render
    • exporting alpha and luma mattes to Premiere Pro
    • essential graphics and templates
    • working with the render queue and output module

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

Required Technical Set-Up for Remote Online Participation
  • 2 monitors or screens. If you don’t have a second monitor connected to your primary computer, you could use a second computer such as a laptop. 1 screen is used to watch the instructor, the second is for you to perform the exercises.
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Google Chrome preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
  • Speaker & microphone, either built-in to your computer or external
  • For complete set-up information, please visit our web based manual
Our Policies

Registration Information

Classes are from 9:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Registrations are accepted in the order they are received.

Payment Options & Guidelines

We accept the following forms of payment: Visa and MasterCard

FlexPass Booking & Cancellation Policy

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. will make every attempt to be flexible in regard to class cancellations and rescheduling. In an attempt to ensure that everyone enjoys a consistent training experience, Eliquo offers the following policies.

Course Registration Terms

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made a minimum of six (6) business days prior to scheduled class. Changes must be made through the Student Support Centre. In the event that a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you can reserve a seat in the next available class. You will be notified of a class cancellation by email at least five (5) business days in advance of the scheduled class. Eliquo Training and Development Inc. also reserves the right to postpone or cancel a class at any time for just cause such as instructor illness or other environmental factors. Eliquo is not responsible for any error in the delivery of the email notice where the error is due to the recipient’s email client or service.

If an Individual FlexPass participant does not attend classes or does not provide the required cancellation request (as above), two (2) times or more in a single month, and the occurrence happens on two (2) occasions throughout the FlexPass term, the FlexPass may be terminated without a refund.

Eliquo Individual FlexPasses are designated for one person only. Any abuse of the engagement from code sharing or other instances of shared participation under one account will result in the FlexPass being terminated without a refund.

Eliquo reserves the right to limit class participant enrolment to ensure courses are delivered effectively. Most classes are limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

Eliquo's Individual FlexPass program is subject to any applicable taxes.

Classes are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Web-Based Training

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. requires that web-based class participants follow the supplied set-up and testing procedures a minimum of three (3) days in advance of their class start date in order to avoid technical issues on the day of their class.

Eliquo is not responsible for participants who are experiencing technical difficulties due to issues incurred on their own computer network(s).