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After Effects Advanced Techniques: Kinetic Typography is a Hands-On, 3-Day Online Course

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

Prerequisites

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
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In the event that a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, your full registration fee will be refunded or you can reserve a seat in the next available class. You will be notified of a class cancellation at least five (5) business days in advance of the scheduled class.

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