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After Effects Advanced Techniques: Kinetic Typography

Adobe Certified Video Instructor

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 3 Days
Course Code: ADAE305

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • create motion graphics in After Effects focusing on kinetic typography
  • manage settings, preferences, and custom presets
  • work with text layer styles, animation effects, and path options
  • work with existing and custom animation presets
  • work with the text animator tools
  • work with masks
  • create and transform shapes and shape paths
  • use 3D tools and adjust camera settings
  • create custom templates and presets
  • create your own kinetic typography videos to make your videos look more professional and engaging


After Effects: Advanced Effects, or equivalent knowledge or experience is mandatory.

Course Outline

  • introduction
    • kinetic text
    • overview of the After Effects settings
    • adjusting After Effects preferences
    • using Composition and custom presets
    • overview of Composition and Timeline
  • working with text
    • using the Type tool
    • working with the Character and Paragraph panels
    • applying layer styles (shadow, glow, bevel, emboss, satin...)
    • applying animation effects and presets to text
    • using the source text keyframe
    • working with Path options and Alignment
    • changing fill, stroke and inter-character blending
    • creating and using null objects
  • animation presets
    • animating the text layer
    • adding, removing and modifying presets
    • changing properties
    • creating a custom preset
    • applying multiple presets to a text layer
  • text animator
    • animate properties and options
    • adding and removing text animators
    • creating basic position, rotation and scale animator
    • working with range selector and offset
    • changing based-on and shape properties
    • adding randomize order effect
    • using properties and selectors
    • introduction to Wiggly and expressions
    • animating fill and stroke
    • tracking and line spacing
    • character offset and blur effects
  • masking
    • creating and modifying masks
    • bezier and rotobezier masks
    • animating masks
    • using multi-layered masks
    • mask interpolation
    • mask mode and properties
  • shapes and objects
    • working with the Shape tool
    • changing fill and stroke
    • shape and layer transform properties
    • adding multiple dashes to a stroke
    • using fill and stroke filters
    • creating a shape with multiple fills and strokes
    • merge, trim and offset paths
    • applying gradient fill and stroke
    • wiggle path and transform
    • working with Repeater
    • adding twist, zig zag, pucker and bloat
  • working with 3D
    • 3D display properties and workspace
    • modifying 3D view and composition settings
    • working with 3D layer and properties
    • using 3D tools (Orbit, Pan and Dolly)
    • creating and modifying 3D text
    • adding and modifying lights
    • creating one and two-node cameras
    • camera settings (focal length, dof, aperture, f-stop, etc.)
    • animating lights and cameras
  • kinetic templates
    • overview of kinetic templates
    • create custom templates
    • working with essential graphics
    • modifying templates and presets

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).